November 22, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 31

Stories from the November 22, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

SA members spent at least $7,000 at upscale restaurants

Student Association members have used at least $7,000 in student funds over the last year to buy food and host events at upscale restaurants, according to financial records. The practice of using student funds for private events was first criticized last month, when several senators called out President Omar Woodard for spending $414 over the […]

Students accuse GW employee of theft

University officials are investigating a male maintenance employee accused of entering a Munson Hall room Thursday while female residents slept and stealing approximately $70 in cash. Two female students noticed money missing from their wallets at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 18 after the maintenance person allegedly left their room. The students said they are concerned […]

Editorial: Abhorrent spending

After criticizing Student Association President Omar Woodard for his pricey dinner at the Sequoia restaurant earlier in the year, this page was willing to write off the expense as a mistake committed by one individual. However, after a recent Hatchet investigation revealed SA officials spent a staggering $7,000 of student money on food at upscale […]

Women’s basketball starts year 2-0

The GW women’s basketball team opened its season with two impressive victories this weekend, rallying from a 10-point second half deficit to beat Georgetown Friday night before stomping East Carolina University 67-34 Sunday. The Colonials have not opened the season 2-0 since 1998. In Sunday’s home opener, the Colonials were dominant, as they tallied the […]

Column: Yes, character matters

You remember the 1990s? Those wonderful Clinton years, when liberal Democrats, led by the great moralist James Carville, incessantly told us, “Character doesn’t matter.” Well, it’s time to slap another egg on Carville’s head because he and his party have been proven dead wrong again. During the Clinton impeachment proceedings, Republicans were forbidden from merely […]

GW Briefs

Alum takes Senate leadership position Four-term Sen. Harry Reid (Nev.), a 1964 GW Law School graduate, was named Democratic minority leader last week in the wake of Tom Daschle’s (S.D.) failed re-election bid. Reid was formerly the minority whip under Daschle. “We are looking forward to the challenge of leading the Democrats on a number […]

Group promotes eye care at D.C. public schools

A group of fifteen GW student volunteers has been working with D.C. public schools to provide vision screenings and educational sessions for students in disadvantaged neighborhoods. The volunteers are members of the GW chapter of Unite for Sight, a worldwide nonprofit organization that seeks to improve eye health and eliminate preventable blindness. The organization began […]

SJT highest paid president in D.C.

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg was the highest paid university president in the D.C. area in 2003, with a compensation of $641,364, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. A report released by the college and university research newspaper last week said Trachtenberg was one of just 12 other private university executives nationwide who earned […]

Pinnock leads Hall-less GW

If the GW men’s basketball team needed a pick-me-up after losing big at Wake Forest last week, this was it. In their home opener Saturday, the Colonials defeated Morgan State University 94-70. However, the Bears were no pushover, keeping the game close most of the way. Morgan State (0-3) held a one-point halftime lead before […]