December 9, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 34

Stories from the December 9, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Crime Log

Credit Card Fraud 12/3 – off campus – open case A female student discovered $38 in fraudulent charges on her GWorld card. She said the card had been in her possession during the time of the charges. 12/1 – off campus – case closed A student reported fraudulent charges on his NIH Visa check card. […]

Drawing the line

Often it can be difficult to discern genuine passion from fad. British piano rock trio Keane knows this firsthand. Since their arrival onto the forefront of the U.K. music scene, band members have been forced to thwart criticisms that they’re no more than Radiohead and Coldplay copycats attempting fill a void created by their fellow […]

SA Notes

Senate urges GW to reduce costs of HIV, STd testing The Student Association Senate passed legislation Tuesday urging the University to lower prices for sexually transmitted disease testing. Senate members said GW has some of the highest costs for STD testing of any university in the nation or the D.C. area, charging $42 for an […]

Thinking outside the box

In 2001, three Brown University students put out an ad for “a violinist that could rock.” They wanted to provide a certain virtuosic element to a band that didn’t exactly know to what genre it would belong. After recruiting Spencer Swain from a New York music conservatory, starting its own record label and producing a […]

Greek Briefs

Sigma Phi Epsilon ‘Santas’ sell cookies The Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity is selling holiday cookies in “secret stockings” to raise money for the Youth AIDS Foundation. The fraternity has raised nearly $300 so far for their national philanthropy, Sigma Phi Epsilon member Ari Taymore said. The fraternity’s new member class organizes an original philanthropy event […]

Column: The first recruits

Like Live Strong bands, red states and “The O.C.,” GW basketball is suddenly very hot right now. They’re in the Top 25 for the first time since the Clinton administration. They’re ESPN.com’s “it team” of the year, which is basically shorthand for fun to watch, not from a major conference and likely to surprise people […]

Students worry that stress causes early onset of gray hairs

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – As stressed-out students careen toward final exams and another frantic holiday shopping season, science has found something new for them to worry about: Worrying too much. In the first findings linking stress and biological age, researchers found that severe emotional stress may speed up the aging of cells at the genetic level, […]

Marvin Center turns TVs back to CNN

Televisions in the Marvin Center were tuned back to CNN this week after airing Fox News in what GW officials called a “mix-up.” Michael Peller, managing director of the Marvin Center, said the temporary switch to Fox News was due to human error because the cable company that serves the Marvin Center changed the channel […]

Sex education: Abstinence or responsibility?

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Students across the country may be misinformed about sex, sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy and abortion, according to a new study. A recently released congressional analysis by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) has found that students have been taught inaccurate facts about sex and abstinence through federally funded abstinence programs. The analysis found that […]