February 5, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 41

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

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 […]

Editorial: A risky endeavor?

Four times a year GW’s Board of Trustees meets to discuss and decide on important issues concerning the future of the University. At the next meeting – scheduled for this Friday – the Board is set to debate a proposal fixing tuition rates for incoming freshmen over four years as an alternative to yearly tuition […]

Kay sheds light on weapons hunt

Posted 12:01pm December 7 by Nell McGarity U-WIRE Washington Bureau The former head of the Iraq Survey Group, David Kay, testified last week about his findings in Iraq, mainly that the arsenal that intelligence claimed was there is yet to be found. This public scrutiny of a portion of the Bush administration’s support for invading […]

D.C. homeless brave winter

In the hypothermia ward of a D.C. homeless shelter, scores of men lie curled up in rickety cots, hiding under mounds of government-issued blankets. They are refugees of a harsh D.C. winter that has seen at least four people die of prolonged exposure to below-freezing temperatures. “In the cold weather, it’s a difficult situation … […]

Letters to the Editor

Students have spoken After reading Monday’s editorial, I was forced to ask myself, “What reasons did The Hatchet have for endorsing Sen. John Edwards for the Democratic presidential nomination?” Perhaps it is because of Edwards’ excellent showing in the D.C. Primary and his large on-campus support. Or maybe because of the serious resources he has […]