October 25, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 23

Stories from the October 25, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Taking time to make a difference

Freshman Zoila Primo’s zipped up coat and visible breath was not due to an early winter. The volunteer was working in a frozen warehouse, packaging food for the less fortunate this past weekend. Primo, who was taping together broken bags of frozen meat, vegetables and potatoes, was one of 12 students who volunteered Saturday afternoon […]

Dumbing down A’s

For many students, being average in the classroom is unacceptable. Receiving mostly A’s and B’s not only has become the norm, but it’s become an expectation, and professors nationwide have become increasingly generous when boosting student grade point averages. Researchers studying grading trends over the last 35 years have found that awarding higher marks for […]

Votes being tallied in Afghan election

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Votes continue to be tallied in this month’s landmark presidential election in Afghanistan. Millions of Afghans turned out amid threats and violence to the 4,800 polling sites to cast their vote for president on Oct. 9. Voters waited in lines, stretching two miles long, for up to four hours in order to […]

City lifts fee for annual Dupont High Heel Race

City officials have rescinded a fee that supporters of the annual 17th Street High Heel Race said would have threatened the event’s success and safety. Weeks before the event, held annually since 1986, organizers learned of a $9,000 fee and a rule requiring the consent of 90 percent of landowners on 17th Street to hold […]

Naturalized citizens could run for president if amendment passes

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – If Sen. Orrin Hatch passes his proposed constitutional amendment, a foreign immigrant who has already claimed United States citizenship could also win the title of president. When the Utah Republican who heads the Senate Judiciary Committee presented the “Equal Opportunity to Govern Amendment” in July 2003, he cited a litany of “patriotic […]

SA senator seeks to change students’ rights

A Student Association Senate committee is proposing changes to policies governing off-campus behavior. Senators also want GW to consolidate students’ rights and responsibilities into one document. Even if the proposals gain SA support, their implementation is contingent upon administrators who have expressed skepticism at the ability to alter GW and city regulations. A Senate committee […]

Junior creates, markets hangover drink

Many college students begin their weekend mornings by looking for a cure for a common ailment – the hangover. But last year, GW junior Carla Lewin developed her own remedy. Hango, a product of Health Products Corporation, is a carbonated citrus drink that intends to replenish the minerals and liquids lost during the consumption of […]

Students rally against violence, rape

More reports of sexual violence may actually be good news, as the University has stepped up efforts to make students comfortable speaking about their experiences with assault. As part of this effort, more than 60 people attended the biannual Take Back the Night event in Kogan Plaza Thursday night. Take Back the Night is a […]

Blindness society auctions celebrity glasses

Seeing stars? The Prevention of Blindness Society hopes so. The society will be presenting an exhibit, “Celebrity Specs” from Oct. 18 to Nov. 19 in The Mall at 2000 Penn. At the close of the exhibit, the celebrity sunglasses will be auctioned off to raise money for the society. Celebrities that have donated sunglasses include […]

GW group raises $4,000 at AIDS walk

Nearly 4,000 people turned out for the annual D.C. AIDS Walk Saturday to raise money to fight the disease that affects an estimated one in twenty D.C. adults. More than 140 students represented GW at the event, helping raise $4,000 for the Whitman Walker Clinic, which sponsors the walk. The fundraiser began in Freedom Plaza […]