October 17, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 19

Stories from the October 17, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Softball shuts out two local squads

Instead of playing one game the length of two normal ones, like the Astros and Braves’ 18-inning marathon two weeks ago, the GW softball team played two games half as long as normally scheduled Saturday. In the final games of their fall season, the Colonials won both parts of their doubleheader via the eight-run “mercy […]

Building the University: Freemasonry, SJT and GW

It’s been traced back to orchestrating the Jack the Ripper killings, concealing the true identity of Jesus’ children and secretly running the world. Closer to home, this semi-secret organization has ties to GW and American history – through University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg. Freemasonry traces its history to medieval European stonemasons, who worked on grand […]

Water polo drops two to ranked teams

For the GW water polo team, beating 11th ranked Princeton is difficult to begin with, as evidenced by its 0-2 record versus the Tigers this season entering Sunday. Beating them without ejected coach Scott Reed, the Colonials found out, was impossible. GW lost both games of its doubleheader, first 11-9 to No. 17 Bucknell, then […]

University confiscates student property deemed unsafe

Changes to inspection procedures have left some students missing their private property and calling confiscation of prohibited items unreasonable and invasive. GW has contracted a private company to conduct health and safety inspections previously performed by Community Living and Learning Center employees. Last week the University announced that “highly trained and experienced professionals” from HRH […]

Federal proposal targets opinionated profs

A new bill in Congress aiming to add political diversity to university classrooms is causing controversy among academics. Included in the 2005 reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, to be voted on by the House and Senate this fall, is an amendment establishing an “Academic Bill of Rights” meant to maintain an ideological balance in […]

Student charged with aggravated assault claims self-defense

A GW student is being held without bond until a Wednesday court hearing after he struck and kicked another GW student in the face during an altercation outside of a downtown nightclub in the early hours of Oct. 9. Junior Chad Harris Dauman, a transfer student from the State University of New York-Albany, was arrested […]

Students overestimate peer alcohol use, study finds

A majority of college students overestimate the alcohol consumption of their peers, according to a new study. The study, published in Journal of Studies on Alcohol, found that over 70 percent of 76,000 college students at 130 U.S. colleges and universities overestimate the alcohol consumption of their peers. Such misperceptions effect individual alcohol consumption, according […]

Colonials Invasion jump-starts basketball season

Throngs of students jammed the sidewalks of 22nd and G streets to check out Colonial Invasion 2005, the official start of what senior forward Mike Hall predicted will be “a special season.” The doors of the Smith Center opened at 7:45 p.m., and thousands of eager students shuffled in to the band’s rendition of the […]

Public colleges losing state support

The cost of attending a four-year public university rose by 22 percent between 2001 and 2004, according to a Department of Education report released this month. According to the annual report, in-state students at public institutions are feeling the brunt of a nationwide increase in education costs. The average price for an in-state student to […]

Men’s soccer splits with Philly foes

After losing two games on the road at Dayton and Xavier, the GW men’s soccer team returned to the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex for a weekend of soccer, defeating St. Joseph’s 6-1 Friday before falling to Temple 1-0 Sunday afternoon. Temple 1, GW 0 The Temple Owls returned to Washington in a rematch of last […]