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.

Celebrities not welcome in political spotlight

Apparently it has become “in vogue” for celebrities to get involved with various causes. I think this is great. I love that Sandra Bullock is donating a million dollars for tsunami relief. I love that a host of other “beautiful people” are doing all they can for other equally worthy causes, such as Angelina Jolie […]

Giving birth to an Iraqi nation in Maryland

NEW CARROLLTON, Md. – After spending years living in Fairfax, Va., Baghdad native Wade Hamandi returned to the Iraqi capital with a group of American doctors in February. The country he saw was in utter shambles, he said. “The country was ruined,” Hamandi said. “There was devastation and damage – not from the war, from […]

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 […]