Jenette Axelrod

Students get fair trade

GW Students for Fair Trade achieved one of its primary goals when the Grounds for Change coffee shop opened in the Marvin Center in late September. The student organization’s leaders said they had been lobbying the University for a fair trade coffee shop for years. “We all have reason to be proud of our efforts,” […]

SA Guide: SA president’s highs and lows

This story is part of The GW Hatchet’s 2006 SA Election Guide. As six students are vying for the highest position in student government this week, the man currently occupying the spot said that despite the perks of the job, being Student Association president has its lows. A distinct name coupled with an imposing 6-foot-5 […]

Junior dates Olympic medalist Joey Cheek

Junior Eleanor Collins is just like any other GW student – except her boyfriend is an Olympic gold medalist. Collins is dating three-time Olympic medalist speed skater Joey Cheek. The two have been together for three years. “It’s so weird to say I’m dating an Olympic gold medalist because I don’t think of him like […]

WEB EXTRA: GW cosponsoring local gameshow

University officials announced this month that GW will be co-sponsoring “It’s Academic,” a television quiz show for high school students and the longest running quiz show on the small screen. Originally broadcast in 1961, “It’s Academic” provides a forum for students from 81 area high schools to compete in a fast-paced quiz show featuring questions […]

Student body to vote on changes to SA constitution

Student Association President Audai Shakour signed off Saturday on changes the Senate made last week to the SA constitution, ensuring they will go to the student body in a referendum. While most of the proposed changes to the SA constitution are clarifications of language, they also include dramatic changes to how the SA is structured. […]

WEB EXTRA: SA Senate approves new constitution

The Student Association Senate voted early Wednesday morning to pass major changes to the organization’s governing document, the SA constitution. Students may have an opportunity to vote on the changes to the constitution by the end of the month. Also early Wednesday morning the SA Senate failed to pass a student fee increase that could […]

Student groups complain of perceived lack of SA funds

Disagreement among the Student Association Senate Finance Committee and student organizations has deepened within the last week as an increasing number of organization leaders said they have been denied funding from the SA. About 15 representatives from student organizations attended Tuesday night’s Senate meeting in the Marvin Center to deplore the lack of funding they’ve […]

SA debates doubling student fee

The Student Association announced a plan last week to double the student fee to the SA in a move members said would directly benefit student organization funding. But some SA officials said the move is too drastic. Last week SA President Audai Shakour, a senior, initially proposed raising the student fee from $1 per credit […]

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 […]

EMeRG leaders say not getting requested SA funding will put ‘students’ lives at risk’

EMeRG leaders said they are caught in the middle of a political fight between the Student Association and GW administrators that could put students’ health at risk. For the last three years, the SA Senate has not given EMeRG, the student-run Emergencey Medical Response Group, the amount of money its members have initially requested. EMeRG […]