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.

The fruits of labor

Every year on the first Monday in September, Labor Day is celebrated across the nation. Students don’t have school, no one goes to work and even the federal government shuts down, but what exactly are Americans commemorating? While Labor Day unofficially signals the end of summer, anyone taking a day off from work is automatically […]

New building on the block

It sure is a far cry from his room in Crawford Hall last year. Junior Phil Kaminski and his two roommates scoured the District before deciding the new 2400 M Street apartments were the place to be. With salmon-colored granite counter tops, hi-tech kitchen appliances, full bathrooms for every bedroom, walk-in closets, washer and dryer […]

Freshmen experience D.C. in new program

GW introduced a new program last week to better acquaint freshmen with the District. Experience D.C., a co-curricular program organized by the Student Activities Center, was a two-and-a-half day program that allowed participants to choose between three tours of the city, engage in a nighttime activity and to move in early. The program had about […]

What’s the deal with… Colonial Caucus?

If students thought going away to college was their best bet of getting out of jury duty, think again. GW’s Colonial Caucus wants to make them fulfill the often-dreaded civic responsibility. All students living in University residence halls are subject to serve on the mock-jury panel at least once during their time at GW. The […]

Volleyball stays perfect

In four years, Juliene McLaughlin has become one with the Smith Center floor. McLaughlin, a senior on the volleyball team, dives after every ball, desperately sprawling her 5-foot-9 frame on the hardwood floor to save her team. As a leader and vocal player, the Ontario native has shouldered much of the blame for the squad’s […]

Univ. declines new translation program

GW will not be pursuing a program to establish translation and interpretation of languages important to national intelligence. Carol Sigelman, GW’s associate vice president for graduate studies and academic affairs, said there is not enough student demand for such a program, which University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg proposed in February. “It’s a very specialized field […]

Polo upsets Santa Clara

The men’s water polo team beat 18th-ranked Santa Clara 13-11 Sunday at the Navy Labor Day Open in Annapolis, Md. The Colonials followed their win over Santa Clara with a 10-6 win over unranked Iona. GW hit two team milestones in the tournament. The 4-0 start is the best in the program’s 24-year history and […]

Mayoral race hits home

Associate professor Dwight Cropp and his students have been a big resource for his wife, mayoral candidate and D.C. City Council Chairman Linda Cropp. Having Dwight Cropp as a faculty member draws more college students to the campaign, said Linda Cropp’s campaign manager Ron Eckstein. “We have lots of volunteers from D.C. colleges. We have […]

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 […]