January 31, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 39

Stories from the January 31, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Editorial: Our criteria for endorsements

Our view: SA candidates must offer realistic policy to help students and work hard to solve actual student problems During each Student Association election season, The Hatchet meets with all candidates for the presidency and executive vice presidency, evaluates their platforms and issues endorsements. Thinking grandiose policy objectives impress those participating in the endorsement hearings, […]

Endowment ranks 71st in nation

GW’s endowment increased by nearly 16 percent to almost $734 million last fiscal year, making it the 71st largest in the nation. According to a study released last week by the National Association of College and University Business officers that surveyed 741 schools, GW followed the trend of an average nationwide endowment increase of 15 […]


Thursday Ethiopian Cultural Night 8 to 10 p.m. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Sponsored by the Organization Of African Students Career Decisions Workshop 1 to 3 p.m. University Counseling Center, 2033 K St. Cost: $40 Sponsored by the University Counseling Center Advanced registration required Wednesday Wacky Wednesday: Board Game Blitz 9 to 11 p.m. Mount Vernon […]

GW Briefs

Fraternity raises money by selling grilled cheese The Theta Delta Chi fraternity raised more than $300 for charity through sales of grilled cheese sandwiches in Kogan Plaza Thursday. With enough bread, cheese and other supplies to make 120 sandwiches, Theta Delta Chi members stood outside in below-freezing temperatures to sell their sandwiches, priced at $1 […]


The article “Police investigate abduction” (Jan. 27, p. 1) mistakenly stated that a freshman who claims he was abducted was dropped off at 18th and G streets. He was actually returned unharmed to 18th and F streets. The article “Frosh fears retaliation” (Jan. 27, p. 1) stated that Student Judicial Services Director Tara Woolfson did […]

Confronting Homelessness

siness suits and boardroom meetings lay the problems that face many urban areas. Unlike most other cities, however, D.C. is home to both the nation’s most powerful individuals, as well as some of the most disempowered – the homeless. Located in the very heart of this complex framework, GW’s campus lures students from across the […]

University beefs up research policies

A new policy for dealing with research misconduct will provide uniform standards for people involved in University-sponsored research, administrators and faculty said last week. A pair of resolutions passed by the Faculty Senate on Jan. 21 bring GW’s “Policy and Procedures Regarding Allegations of Research Misconduct” in line with preexisting federal standards for academic integrity […]

Column: An open letter to President Trachtenberg

President Trachtenberg, As a “stakeholder” in your University, I have some concerns that I want to share with you. I would have come to your office hours, but you only hold them once a month. I would have asked you a question at one of the town hall forums, but my questions were screened out. […]

“Crossfire” will be gone by semester’s end

“Crossfire,” the CNN debate show that has called the “hottest school for political junkies” home for three years, will go off the air within two months, a producer said. From that point on, the debate program will exist as a segment within “Inside Politics,” which is expected to come to GW. “‘Crossfire’ will continue from […]