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.

Column: GW’s Secret Society

It’s not that they don’t like you, you just aren’t invited. It’s not that they don’t trust you, you just aren’t special. Special students at GW get to be members of the Order of the Hippo, our very own secret society. Although the nature of such an organization makes it hard to gather reliable information […]

Some students will spend Thanksgiving in Foggy Bottom

While most students will head home this week for Thanksgiving, sophomore Katie Hendricks will head back to her room in The Schenley to relax and catch up on work. “It’s just going to be a nice, boring, relaxing weekend,” Hendricks said. An Oregon native, Hendricks said she spent almost two full days of her four-day […]

Aramark changes venue hours

Aramark amended the hours of operation Monday for several of its dining venues, which will now stay open until midnight. When the newly renovated J Street opened in August, Aramark officials boasted new late-night dining hours for many of its venues. Until last week, some venues, such as Baja Sol and Subway, remained open until […]

Letters to the Editor

Not academic? I always enjoy reading The Hatchet and Jason Kane’s article in the Nov. 15 issue was no exception. A couple of questions come to mind. Mr. Kane writes, “Former University President Lloyd Elliott fell under harsh criticism for being more interested in real estate than education. In his 28-year presidency, Elliott presided over […]

Director dicusses punk scene

Filmmaker James Spooner screened his celebrated movie about black presence in punk music at the Elliott School of International Affairs building to an enthusiastic 70-person audience Thursday night. Featuring interviews and concert footage from black musicians and fans, Spooner’s documentary, “Afro-Punk,” focused on blacks being accepted into the modern punk music scene. Inspired by his […]

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 […]