February 23, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 46

Stories from the February 23, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

St. Bonaventure gets three years probation

The NCAA put the St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team on three years probation due to an eligibility scandal that involved a player who illegally transferred from a junior college last year. Jamil Terrell was ruled ineligible in 2003 because he only earned a welding certificate and did not officially graduate. After the Atlantic 10 ruled […]

BREAKING NEWS:Voters must use paper ballots

Posted: Wednesday, Feb. 25, 12:20 p.m.–Students voting in Funger Hall, Ross Hall and the Mount Vernon Campus must use paper ballots until further notice. The three polling sites were scheduled to have computer voting access, said John Plack, chair of the Joint Election Committee, which is in charge of the Student Association, Marvin Center Governing […]

Senator candidate profiles

Undergraduate – At-Large Jordyn Cosme – I’m a sophomore, double majoring in international affairs and Japanese with a minor in fine arts and art history. As a GW student, getting involved in student life means working to improve it. I am running to enhance student services and better overall University accessibility – not just in […]

Softball takes on new look

Like many upstart programs, the GW softball team was not very successful in its inaugural season last year. Playing with varsity status for the first time, the Colonials were shut out 19 times and compiled a 3-36 record without picking up a single Atlantic 10 victory. However, season two has brought new head coach Shaunt […]

Voters mull SA fee hike

Students will vote this week on whether to double the Student Association fee to $2 per credit, up to 15 hours. The SA has funded itself since the 2000-01 academic year, when students voted in a referendum to add a $1 per-credit-hour charge to their tuition bill. The SA’s budget, which funds all recognized student […]

Staff Editorial: Woodard for president

Being president of the Student Association is a complex and demanding job requiring a variety of skills which, when combined, produce an effective and personable leader. Students yearn for a president with extensive leadership experience, a charismatic individual who knows he or she is merely an ordinary person given an extraordinary opportunity. Students look for […]

SA hopefuls start campaign blitz

Students broke into a frenzy at 4 p.m. Friday, nearly trampling each other as they rushed the stairs of the Marvin Center to hang up candidate posters. About 100 Student Association and Marvin Center Governing Board candidates and their campaign teams attacked the concrete walls with masking tape and a multitude of colored flyers to […]

Column: Revealing the personal side

Let’s just face it. To a lot of students, the Student Association elections simply do not matter. Why is this? Well, as a former candidate for president, it is pretty obvious to me that the whole election process has just gotten so boring and contrived. I mean, it is just so “last season.” As far […]

Campus elevator glitches decrease

Elevator stoppages decreased by 11 percent last year, with 111 cases reported, according to University Police statistics. Facilities Management officials attribute the fall in stoppages from 123 in 2002 to the modernization of older elevators in buildings as part of a continuing effort to maintain and upgrade facilities. Last summer, Stockton Hall elevators were outfitted […]

Letters to the Editor

Not all the facts Sometimes a revisionist historian will inaccurately portray the past to suit his needs and must be called on it. The Feb. 12 edition of The Hatchet featured an editorial by C.J. Chido titled “Dogs don’t bark at parked cars” (p. 5). In the article, Chido tries to point out supposed injustices […]