February 26, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 47

Stories from the February 26, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Editorial: Wait a year

Last semester, this page argued that despite the obvious need for more student group funding, supporting a unilateral increase in the per-credit Student Association fee would be irresponsible given the SA’s questionable track record when handling such funds. Since then, University officials discovered a serious discrepancy in the University’s SA accounting books in which $52,000 […]

Straight plan for the gay man asks: What makes a man?

We all saw this coming. Since the Bravo network began airing “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” the quirky reality TV show where five gay men teach hygienic habits, dress code and decorating techniques to a volunteering heterosexual, numerous spin-offs and spoofs have spawned from the ever-growing cultural phenomenon. Last Monday, Comedy Central aired the […]

Grads to retain e-mail forwarding

Officials said the University’s e-mail system is experiencing fewer problems since terminating alumni accounts in June. GW decided last year to close all alumni accounts June 2 because many filled e-mail boxes on the server made it difficult to recover the system when there was an outage. Last year’s graduating class will have until this […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Election Night Party Winners announced for the Student Association, Program Board and Marvin Center Governing Board elections Starts at 10 p.m. Hippodrome Career Fair 2 to 6 p.m. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Sponsored by the Career Center Feminist Speaker Advocate for women’s rights, Jo Freeman, will discuss issues facing women in politics today 6 […]

WRGW kicks off their 75th with Something Corporate

On Friday night, southern Californian band Something Corporate gave a spectacular performance, along with opening act the Red West, helping WRGW kick off its 75th anniversary weekend in front of a sold-out crowd of about 500 people in the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom. The crowd included a variety of music fans, mainly groups of college […]

Prof. unearths history

Sitting in his skeleton-strewn Law School office, professor James Starrs is thousands of miles away from New Mexico, where he might perform an exhumation that could finally end speculation about the life and death of Billy the Kid. In March, Starrs, an expert in forensic science, will go to Silver City, N.M., to begin work. […]

Growing up local

Hundreds of people packed into Potbelly Sandwich Works at 19th and L streets Feb. 19, but it wasn’t just for the free sandwiches. They were there for a special taste of live music. The sandwich shop released its first-ever “Best of Local Music” CD, which features the top eight artists who competed in a Potbelly […]

Mishaps mark SA election

Technical glitches, paper ballot errors and Metropolitan Police interference marked the first day of student election voting Wednesday. The loss of a number of online voting sites could also push back the announcement of victors until sunrise Friday morning. Students voting in Funger Hall and Ross Hall and on the Mount Vernon Campus used paper […]

Writing courses explore specific topics

GW will introduce Writing in the Disciplines classes next semester following this year’s more rigorous freshman writing program. Some of the 700 freshmen who took University Writing 20 this year, along with other interested students, will enroll in the disciplines courses, which teach writing that relates to specific subject areas. “Each (discipline) has its own […]