March 11, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 51

Stories from the March 11, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Column: Better SA coverage

Now that elections are over it is time for someone to step up and defend our Student Association against the misperceptions and accusations leveled by many candidates and The Hatchet. While criticism is a key element of representative government, it must be backed up by facts rather than innuendo. The Hatchet has frankly done a […]

Iraqis sign interim constitution

Posted 5:00pm March 16 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE Washington Bureau After forcing its near collapse last Friday, the five member Shiite Muslim faction that had delayed the signing of an Iraqi interim constitution agreed to lend their signatures Monday without any changes to the document. Governing council President Mohammed Bahrululum declared, “Here we are today […]

Professors question pay

Professors are pressing GW officials to account for what they refer to as a sharp discrepancy in salary increases between faculty and top administrators. Between 2001 and 2002, administrators received a 20 to 42 percent pay increase compared to about 4 percent for professors, according to statistics faculty members obtained from the Internal Revenue Service. […]

Letters to the Editor

Tech issues Nearly a year ago, I shared my ideas in this very section for addressing technology issues as the Student Association’s chief information officer and as student representative to the Board of Trustees Committee on Information Technology. While much of the work has gone on behind the scenes, I am proud to report that […]

The Full Nelson: Elite status becomes a thing of the past

Take any political science class and one of the first things you learn is the ‘expectations game.’ Be it debates or elections or performance in office, success is predicated on exceeding expectations and looking like a winner in the public eye, regardless of actual performance. Considering politics constantly uses sports cliches, it seems fair to […]

Students to volunteer during break

While some students do not make travel plans until a month before spring break, sophomore Trinh Tran has been preparing for her vacation since September. She is not going to Mexico or Jamaica, but instead to Mississippi. Tran plans to work with abused and neglected children at the Sunshine Shelter. Tran and 10 other GW […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday 50th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education lecture and book signing with Harvard Law School Vice Dean Charles J. Ogletree 4 p.m. GW Law School, Lerner 201 2000 H St. Saturday Literary Arts Spring Bash Two bands, open mic night 8 to 10 p.m. Mitchell Hall Downstage Sponsored by Wooden Teeth, GW Review […]

Karl Hobbs: A feel for the game

At the start of GW’s Atlantic 10 Tournament game against Rhode Island, men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs looks fairly calm. Sitting in his chair as he watches the opening tip-off, he is barely noticeable on the sideline. That lasts exactly five seconds. With freshman J.R. Pinnock at the foul line, Hobbs jumps out of his […]

New dorm nears approval

GW is one step closer to building an F Street residence hall, following city officials’ initial approval Monday for the facility’s construction. With a unanimous vote, the D.C. Zoning Commission gave preliminary consent to build the 379-bed hall, which would be erected on the 2000 block of F Street next to Francis Scott Key Hall […]

Rep. retracts tuition bill, cites GW’s new plan

Citing efforts by universities such as GW to curb costs, Rep. Howard McKeon withdrew legislation last week that would have penalized universities for implementing steep tuition hikes. In a statement released last week, McKeon (R-Calif.) praised GW for adopting a plan that fixes tuition for incoming students, saying the University has acknowledged that “institutions have […]