February 5, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 41

Stories from the February 5, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

University celebrates 20,000th application

University administrators marked GW’s 20,000th applicant Wednesday with cake, balloons and an appearance by University mascot Little George. The University expects to break last year’s record of 18,400 applicants by more than 2,000 applicants. Officials marked the record number during a small ceremony in the admissions office with University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg opening the […]

U-Club sales increase

The University Club has seen an increase in sales and membership since it kicked off a new marketing campaign at the beginning of the year. The club, located at 1918 F St., offers late-night dining and drinking until 2 a.m. most nights, along with “happy hours,” jazz brunches and other special events. While most events […]

Officials discuss budget cuts

Students may see a slight cutback in student programming next year, as administrators put together preliminary budgets for this Friday’s Board of Trustees meeting. The Board is set to approve University revenue for the next year Friday but will approve final spending plans at its May meeting. Robert Chernak, senior vice president for Student and […]

Photo exhibit depicts studying abroad

The most recent art exhibit to open on campus was not created by “artists” at all. The contributing photographers of “In the Eyes of Students: Our Experiences Abroad,” for the most part, have no photo training, and the exhibit does not even appear in an art gallery (instead, it is in 1957 E Street room […]

Universities across country hike tuition

GW’s decision to increase tuition reflects a trend at private and public universities across the country. While yearly hikes are expected at most schools, some public university students may see tuition soar by as much as 15 percent this year because of state budget cuts. With the fiscal problems of a medium-sized country, California has […]

Asian groups recruit

Two new Asian Greek-letter groups are holding recruitment this week as they seek to get rid of negative stereotypes and raise awareness about their culture. The Sigma Psi Zeta sorority and the Pi Delta Psi fraternity are holding information sessions and social activities to get new members. Pi Delta Psi President Jeff Chang said that […]

Ranting Rollins

He said he was going to penetrate the “salty sea” of right-wing fanatic Anne Coulter. Half the crowd gasped in awe, the other half was shocked into hysterics. It was impossible to resist: I was undoubtedly part of the latter. The reality of sitting for more than three hours and watching a very active middle-aged, […]

Dems battle it out in South Carolina debate

Posted 11:57am February 7 by Vanessa Maltin U-WIRE Washington Bureau In the last debate before Tuesday’s seven-state primary, all seven presidential candidates gathered in Greenville, S.C. Thursday night, to debate the war in Iraq, the economy, health care and elect-ability. Front-runner Sen. John Kerry and Vermont Governor Howard Dean spent the evening batting heads. Dean […]

GW set to raise tuition, propose fixed price

GW officials are set to propose a unique fixed tuition plan for incoming students to the Board of Trustees Friday, as the University looks at new strategies to cope with a tight budget. The University will also be proposing a traditional increase for continuing students, but administrators are declining to release the exact figure until […]