February 5, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 41

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

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 […]

Nathanson Surprises, DeGraw Doesn’t

Matt Nathanson and Gavin DeGraw, who played at the 9:30 Club together on Tuesday night, both work using a well-read rulebook, one that was written by Elton John and James Taylor and has since been read by aspiring male singer/songwriters time and time again. Dave Matthews, John Mayer and Jason Mraz are examples of those […]

BREAKING NEWS: Board of Trustees approves tuition hike

Posted 1:09 p.m. Feb. 6: The GW Board of Trustees approved a 5 percent tuition hike for continuing students Friday and gave the go ahead for the University’s fixed-pricing plan for incoming students. Juniors and seniors will have to write a check to GW for $30,530 while sophomores will be charged $30,820 for tuition and […]

Come join our community

“No one can tell you what Greek life is … you just have to see it for yourself.” By now, hopefully you have seen this tagline at the top of the Interfraternity Council Rush posters around campus. Hopefully you have taken the time to notice the names of the fraternities on that poster, which the […]

The stink of sex

Panhwa Art Studio presents: “Room Service” A FLAT presentation by Felicity Hogan featuring the digital C prints of Laura Carton This is not your grandparents’ art. Nor will you find it displayed behind your guidance counselor’s desk, or mounted on the wall of the local dentist. And with titles like “www.youngandtight.com” and “www.sizeking.com,” one might […]

INTERVIEW: Iraqi Fulbright scholars relay positive messages

Posted 12:03pm February 7 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE Washington Bureau Chief The first Iraqi Fulbright scholars in 14 years arrived in Washington, D.C., over the weekend and prepared for a week of orientation before being shipped off to four U.S. universities to begin their studies. The program was re-established in October by Ambassador Paul Bremer […]

Killing the Palestinian Authority by proxy

At first glance, last Thursday’s prisoner exchange between Israel and Hezbollah is an unconscionably bad deal for the Jewish State. In exchange for the release of a single citizen and the bodies of three soldiers, Israel released 401 Palestinian prisoners, 29 prisoners from other Arab states and the bodies of 59 dead Lebanese fighters. The […]