January 17, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 35

Stories from the January 17, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Column: “Crossfire”: It’s a wrap

As you likely know by now, CNN is calling it a wrap on “Crossfire” as a stand-alone program after 23 years on the air, the last three at GW. During its unprecedented run on our campus, over 640 live programs have been produced in the Jack Morton Auditorium, with some 107,000 people in the studio […]

SMPA seeks new director

The search for a new director of the School of Media and Public Affairs is still underway as the school restructures its curriculum. A six-member search committee, made up of SMPA faculty and representatives from the Vice President’s Office of Academic Affairs and an outside advisory board, is in charge of reviewing and voting on […]

Group raises $2,500 for tsunami relief

A GW medical school fundraiser has collected $2,500 to aid Southeast Asian countries hit by the Dec. 26 tsunami, which has already claimed nearly 150,000 lives. A second-year medical school student, Nipun Chhabra, organized the drive, which has benefited from more than 100 donations over the past two weeks. The money will be sent to […]

Column: Abbas must unite Palestinans first

The most important lesson any student of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict can learn is to avoid being optimistic. It is precisely at the moment when circumstances appear ripe for substantial change in the status quo, that things always sour the quickest. Rabin’s assassination in the wake of the Oslo Accords and the launch of the Second […]

Where have all the student protestors gone?

In an unusually quiet fall semester, student protests visibly declined despite high-profile national events and University labor struggles. GW’s Progressive Student Union, a group that fights for human rights and fair trade, has been an active presence on campus in recent years, protesting University policy on issues such as adjunct professor unionization and working conditions […]

Women’s basketball splits pair in Ohio

The GW women’s basketball team split two games in Ohio last weekend, falling to Xavier 57-42 Sunday after beating Dayton 69-41 Friday. The defeat snapped the Colonials’ four-game winning streak and also marked GW’s first Atlantic 10 loss of the season. The loss also dropped the Colonials (10-5, 3-1 A-10) into third place in the […]

Teach for America draws grads

When a friend told 2004 graduate Adam Greenman about the Teach for America program, he was intrigued. But he had no idea it would significantly shape his future. Greenman, along with 15 other GW students who graduated last year, was accepted into the national teacher recruitment program immediately after receiving his diploma. He is now […]

Gymnasts place third at home invitational

As the GW women’s gymnastics team opens the 2005 season, coach Margie Foster-Cunningham expects a tougher challenge than the team has faced in years past. The Colonials spent 17 seasons in the Atlantic 10 conference, winning five consecutive championships, but is now competing in the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL), alongside the universities of Pittsburgh, […]

GW Inaugural Ball nearly sold out

The GW Inaugural Ball is close to being sold out, University officials said. As of Jan. 12, more than a week before the ball, GW had sold 3,580 tickets. The ball, which will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel from 8 p.m. to midnight on Jan. 20, can accommodate 4,000 guests. Tickets cost $75. […]