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.

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 […]

Editorial: Advocating against their own interest

Our View: Foggy Bottom residents would do better to constructively engage GW on issues of expansion rather than initiating frivolous complaints. In an ongoing exercise in frivolity, Foggy Bottom residents and their neighborhood institutions successfully lobbied the city to order food vendors in Ivory Tower to stop serving non-students. While the building’s residential zoning designation […]

Survey: Job market improving for grads

Businesses are planning to increase their overall hiring by 13.1 percent over the next year, according to a survey released by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. The organization’s 2005 Job Outlook Survey, which was based on surveys sent to 254 employers, also indicated in November that business, engineering and computer majors could expect […]

Ridge resigns, police commissioner to take over

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Secretary of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge, resigned from his post last week. “As the Department’s first leader, Tom oversaw the large reorganization — the largest reorganization of the government in nearly a half-century,” said President George W. Bush. “He met urgent challenges with patience and purpose, and because of his service our […]

Column: Sitting down with Omar

With a job that sets tuition back eleven g’s and affords one the luxury of over 700 facebook friends guided by the greatest sincerity, who wouldn’t want to be President of the Student Association? Naturally, a character of great mystique is the one who ends up handling the job and the collective fate of our […]