August 30, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 4

Stories from the August 30, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW Briefs

Students with Verizon Wireless cell phones can expect better service this year. After a year of negotiations, Verizon activated its new antenna on top of Funger Hall in early July. Verizon Wireless contacted GW as early as February 2004 with ambitions to increase its service area in and around campus. Negotiations stalled in September 2005 […]

HOVA houses grads

The Hall on Virginia Avenue, a former freshman dorm, will temporarily house graduate students this year while the University considers the best long-term use of the building. As part of the current Campus Plan, an agreement between Foggy Bottom residents and the University on restrictions to University development, GW made a commitment to remove undergraduates […]

Search to start for president

GW officials said they plan to have the next University president selected by February with the help of a higher education consulting firm. The presidential search committee met twice over the summer and is in the pre-search planning stages before officially launching the search next month, said chair of the presidential search committee Russell Ramsey, […]

Online registration aims to ease move-in

The nearly 7,200 students moving into residence halls Saturday will experience a different move-in process this year. The University is offering students online registration and has nearly tripled the number of volunteers working on move-in day. Seth Weinshel, director of Campus Housing and Occupancy Management, said GW recruited 80 volunteers last year, but has about […]

Beijing: free trade at a cost

Senior Sam Sherraden, an international affairs major and former Hatchet photo editor, spent the summer studying abroad in Beijing, China and will spend the fall semester further north in Harbin, China. Twice a month, he will share his experiences and observations from the Far East as one of GW’s many expats. Before China “opened” itself […]

Mideast conflict: study abroad students weather attacks

Heather Bentrum and Rachel Weismann are both undergraduates with a similar interest: studying the Middle East. This summer, one chose to go to Lebanon and the other Israel. The two students return to Foggy Bottom this week with similar stories about their time abroad: bracing for rocket and bomb strikes exchanged between Hezbollah and Israel […]

Package services expands facility; increases staff

Package Services has expanded its facility and made procedural changes in response to student complaints about delays. Changes include the expansion of counter space to accommodate four customer service stations instead of two, and an additional doorway to help alleviate crowds, said Michelle Petricono, deputy director of Auxiliary and Institutional Services. She added that Package […]

Law school upgrades

Renovations to the Law School are nearly complete after seven years of planning and ongoing construction. Though initial phases of the renovation process began in 1999, areas where construction most recently took place include University Yard, Lisner Hall and Bell Hall, said Thomas Morrison, associate dean administrative in the Law School’s Dean’s Office. Most of […]

What’s the deal with… GW’s late start this fall?

Back in early April, junior Ted Lynch and his father bought two plane tickets from St. Louis to D.C. for Saturday, Aug. 26 – the day Lynch planned to move into his new dorm room. Lynch said that when he bought the ticket he didn’t give the date a second thought, since the last Saturday […]

GW standouts work toward career in pros

If the mark of a big-time Division I program is its ability to produce NBA-caliber players, GW never quite made the cut – until now. Pops Mensah-Bonsu and Danilo (J.R.) Pinnock could become the first GW alumni in the NBA since Yinka Dare’s last season in 1998. Although they are not guaranteed playing time or […]