February 25, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 48

Stories from the February 25, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Martha’s Marathon raises 46K

“Sold! For $4,600!” As the auctioneer’s gavel fell on the first auctioned number, Residence Hall Association members in charge of the 37th annual Martha’s Marathon, leaped up and cheered. “That was the highest bid in the history of Martha’s Marathon and that made the night for me – it was unbelievably awesome,” RHA President Noel […]

Letter: Greek split response

I have closely followed the responses to The Hatchet’s Feb. 14 article (“Greek policies split groups.”) I must respond to Adam Banner’s Feb. 21 letter, which claims the NAACP “apologized for causing a disturbance” in our protest of Sigma Nu’s choice to fly the Confederate Flag outside of their house. Banner has been misinformed. The […]

Lisner hosts fiery quartet

Dedicated to experimentation and diversity in music, the Kronos Quartet continued its push for innovation with a Thursday night performance at Lisner Auditorium. The world-renowned string quartet group performed pieces from its new portfolio. With no stereotype befitting its style, Kronos members grabbed the audience with their repertoire of musical arrangements, utilizing the elements of […]

Officials expect sharp admissions rate decrease

Despite a record number of freshman applications this year, GW officials said the academic profiles of incoming students will remain the same. Vice President of Student and Academic Support Services Robert Chernak said he does not anticipate an increase or decrease of 10 points in SAT scores from last year’s average of 1,240. Chernak said […]

Letter: Al-Zaabi mistakes

I am deeply concerned about numerous and serious inaccuracies in The Hatchet’s Feb. 19 article (“GW links to Al-Zaabi expand”). As a person interviewed for the article, I would like to correct some of the major inaccuracies. In the first place, the inside headline (“GW sees trend of UAE, Saudi student failing”) on page 11 […]

Spotlight: A way to Jumpstart the day

Eleven preschoolers are sitting in a circle, making hats out of copies of The Hatchet and The Village Voice. They are preparing to go on a scavenger hunt. Scanning the classroom with binoculars made of cardboard tubes in search of toy animals, these kids are discovering their surroundings through their imagination. They are being taught […]

SA candidates launch campaigns

Student campaigns officially started Friday in a less feverish fashion than years past. Following tradition, some candidates camped out overnight to stake out prime poster locations, but gone was the tense battling for positions. The campus walls are now lined with red, blue and neon posters touting Student Association, Program Board and Marvin Center Governing […]

Sports: Colonials end 10-game losing streak

Karl Hobbs and the Colonials used their home finale to end the team’s 10-game losing streak with a win over Richmond, giving Hobbs a chance to address his fans on a positive note. The win, which came two days after the team’s worst loss of the season to Dayton, does not save GW from its […]

Staff editorial: No vote, no complaint

Abstaining from voting in this Wednesday’s Student Association election means giving up the right to complain about student government. Without a healthy voter turnout, candidates have a difficult time gauging what students expect from their leaders. In The Hatchet’s Feb. 25 Weekly Web Poll, 53 percent of 180 respondents indicated they plan not to vote. […]

PB Executive Chair candidates

Josh Bhatti Program Board Executive Chair candidate Josh Bhatti said there is plenty of room for improvements in the PB and he wants to program events that students will universally enjoy. “The best thing about doing concerts is you see the students happy and bring some fun to campus. I want to see that continue,” […]