January 20, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 36

Stories from the January 20, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Editorial: A crisis ignored

The Southeast Asian tsunami is a terrible disaster, and is justifiably generating significant media coverage. While natural disasters generate compelling human stories, it is imperative the media, and world citizens in general, not forget the world’s human disasters. Currently, while a venerable army of reporters camps out in Southeast Asia, there is little if any […]

HOVA’s future in limbo

The University may turn the Hall on Virginia Avenue into an upperclassman dorm or sell the property following a recent city order that prevents freshmen from living there after August 2006. University officials said they do not know what will happen after 2006 when HOVA cannot house freshmen. If GW sold the 454-bed hall, they […]

Column: (Still) striving for prestige

They blew it last year. The most applications in GW history and instead of cutting down on the number they accepted, they took the largest class ever, and dropped GW’s ranking to 52nd in the nation. Now, with the recently announced drop in Early Decision I applications, we’re seeing the long-term results of decisions that […]

GW Loses to Richmond 70-59

Updated 10:24 P.M., Saturday RICHMOND, V.A. – As ice and snow blanketed the ground of the University of Richmond campus, the GW men’s basketball team couldn’t stay warm. The Colonials suffered their second loss in three games Saturday afternoon, a 70-59 defeat at the hands of the Spiders. The Colonials sloppy play induced a season-high […]

Column: A “Crossfire” alternative

Ironic, the school named “most politically active” was the site of the downfall for one of the most well known political talk shows. Perhaps you remember the Friday of Colonials Weekend, when “Crossfire’s” guest was Jon Stewart. In what became one of the most well-known episodes of “Crossfire,” Stewart went on a lengthy diatribe against […]


Thursday Tsunami Disaster Relief Fundraiser Eat at Baja Fresh and proceeds will be donated to the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children 4 to 9 p.m. Baja Fresh, 20th and I streets Sponsored by GW Satyam GW Inaugural Ball 8 p.m. to midnight Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, N.W. Tickets: $75 Friday Fondue […]

SA Notes

Senators criticize Woodard’s JEC nominees Several Student Association senators questioned the experience of President Omar Woodard’s three nominees for the 2005 Joint Elections Committee at Tuesday night’s Senate meeting. Woodard nominated sophomores Kathryn Lux and Alexandra Valenti and graduate student Chris Jenkins to sit on the body, which will oversee the election of a new […]

Greek Briefs

IFC, Panhellenic Association elect new leaders The Panhellenic Association and the Interfraternity Council, the student governing bodies for sororities and fraternities, will transition in their new leaders this month. Both organizations held elections at the end of last semester. New Panhellenic officers include President Kelly Shea; Executive Vice President Alex Loundsbury; Vice President of Recruitment […]

Alumnus wins $16,000 on ‘Millionaire’

Alumnus Eric Porter did what his mother told him would be the “most exciting thing in he would ever do in his life.” He was a contestant on the trivia show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” Porter, a 2004 GW graduate and law student at Temple University, won $16,000 on the ABC game show, […]