January 22, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 37

Stories from the January 22, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

A great paradox

The term “Orwellian,” according to Daniel J. Leab of Brown University, “has become a synonym for the oppressive social forces that make us discontented and fearful, be they by state regimentation, or (other means).” The book whose message this term is derived from – George Orwell’s “1984” – is a dark tale of a world […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. award ceremony 7 to 8:30 p.m. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Sponsored by the Multicultural Student Services Center Transfer Student get-together 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Marvin Center room 403 110 Days ’til graduation party party for seniors 9 to 11:30 p.m. The Third Edition 1218 Wisconsin Ave. N.W. Sponsored by […]

The long path ahead

South Asia watchers have much to cheer about this New Year. Bitter rivals India and Pakistan have decided to commence peace talks in February. The process – initiated in April 2003, when the Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee extended India’s “hand of friendship” to Pakistan – culminated in a meeting this month between the […]

SA Notes

SA sets election dates Student Association, Program Board and Marvin Center Governing Board elections will be held Feb. 25 and 26, the SA announced Tuesday. The SA finalized election preparations by appointing its representatives for the Joint Election committee and approving the JEC charter. The JEC charter governs SA, PB and MCGB elections. The SA […]

Greek BRiefs

Members of Theta Delta Chi fraternity will transform Kogan Plaza into a living room next week to raise money for people living with cancer. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. next Wednesday and Thursday, the fraternity members will try to collect money by sitting for the longest amount of time they can. Each participating member […]

Tennis teams aim to improve

The GW men’s and women’s tennis teams had similar results in last year’s Atlantic 10 Tournament, finishing in sixth and fifth place, respectively. This year, the only similarity between the two teams is that they both want to improve upon those finishes. To achieve that success, however, will require very different blueprints. The men’s team […]

Dayton powers past GW

The GW men’s basketball team kept Dayton’s Sean Finn in check for the majority of Wednesday night’s game, holding the 7-foot, 240-pound center to only 12 points. But when the Flyers needed him most, Finn came through to help his team to a 74-66 victory in front of 12,558 at the University of Dayton Arena […]

Courts remain closed

Varsity tennis players will be without a true home this season as construction delays keep the Mount Vernon Tennis Facility closed. After problems at the facility forced the University to begin rebuilding the courts last year, winter weather has pushed the expected completion date back until the summer. As a result, the GW men’s and […]

Faculty reviews tenure process

A Faculty Senate committee is reviewing faculty tenure and promotion policies after two cases of disagreement between departments and the administration in the past two years. GW professors are initially hired for a three-year period, after which the University can keep the professor for another three years. The professor is then eligible to undergo a […]