September 5, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 5

Stories from the September 5, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Varsity Roundup

Women’s Soccer The women’s soccer team posted two wins at the Thundering Herd Nike Invitational, hosted by Marshall University Sept. 1-3. Junior Jordan Sweeney scored both goals off the bench for GW (3-1) in a 2-0 win over Marshall Friday, while sophomore Keara Mehlert, assisted by classmate Stephanie Covello, tallied the Colonials’ only score during […]

UPD officer faces sex charges

A University Police Department corporal admitted criminal responsibility for soliciting sex at a hearing in D.C. Superior Court Friday. Peter Dawson was arrested July 28 by Metropolitan Police in the fifth district for soliciting sex, said Channing Phillips, spokesperson for the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. Dawson’s case was dismissed Friday, but […]

Campus Calendar

Tuesday Night in the Marvin Center Grab some free international cuisine, take a salsa lesson and find out about organizations on campus. 9 to 11 p.m. Marvin Center Sponsored by the Marvin Center Governing Board and Multicultural Student Services Center Wednesday Peace Corps Information Session Learn about the first steps in becoming a Peace Corps […]

Online check-in, more volunteers ease move-in

Triple the amount of volunteers and a new electronic self check-in process helped ease this year’s move-in, which occurred the day after a tropical depression hit D.C. “It takes a Herculean effort to move everyone into GW in one day, and this was an overly successful move-in,” said Seth Weinshel, director of housing and occupancy […]

GW Briefs

Fire evacuates Dakota A fire in a dumpster next to the Dakota caused evacuation of the junior residence hall Sunday evening. Matt Lindsay, assistant director of Media Relations, said there was some limited water damage to the stairwell and common areas on the first floor, but that no rooms were affected. He said that students […]

Convocation kicks off school year

Stephen Joel Trachtenberg has addressed an incoming freshmen class as University president for the last time. Administrators and faculty welcomed the 2,400 students that make up this year’s freshman class in the Smith Center on Monday for the annual freshman Convocation that kicks off the school year. “It’s a little sad, but after 30 years […]


The Hatchet erroneously reported on August 30 that GW’s new food-service provider, Sodexho, is paying the University $112 million to house its food venues on campus (“Two eateries to open late,” p.1). The $112 million is the projected sales Sodexho hopes to earn at GW over the 10-year course of its contract. In the same […]

Most halls split by class

When students were moving into residence halls last week, they might have recognized more of their new neighbors. Students living in University residence halls this year are divided into class-based buildings under a new initiative to house students from the same year together. The program aims to create living environments catered to individual grade levels, […]

TONIC to open in January

Restaurant owners and GW officials plan to open the new on-campus bistro TONIC on schedule in January despite construction delays. Construction on the historic Quigley’s Pharmacy building, which will house the restaurant, was delayed several months as the University and TONIC owners awaited city approval of building permits. Modeled after a restaurant in the Columbia […]