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.

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 […]

Column: Should we support our troops?

Who among you do not support our troops? If asked on the street, in the classroom or on the news, you would be hard pressed to find a single hand go up. Whether liberal or conservative, Democrat or Republican, there is almost unanimous consent in American political discourse that our soldiers not only need our […]

Run to benefit student mental health programs

Some GW students regularly run at the Health and Wellness Center and around D.C. to get in shape and have fun, but they can soon run to help prevent suicide. Run 5-4 Life, founded by sophomores Sarah Brown and Lauren Furmanek, is one of GW’s newest student organizations; the co-founders are working to prepare for […]

Column: Confront language barrier

You passed the SATs, graduated in the top ten percent of your high school class, built up a resume of leadership positions, community service hours and even threw yourself into cello lessons to mix it up a bit. You got the big white envelope, not the little one, packed your things, moved yourself 3,000 miles […]

Campus Snacks moves headquarters

Students have more late-night munchies to choose from now that Campus Snacks has moved from its Foggy Bottom headquarters to an off-campus space that is nearly three times as large. The food delivery service, now headquartered at 1776 G St., is known for its selection of ice cream, baked goods, drinks, kosher and health food […]

Letters to the Editor

Plain dirty politics No matter what his supporters say, nothing can change the fact that President Omar Woodard has not followed through on one of his most important campaign promises. After last year’s election debacle, President Woodard promised to restore integrity to Student Association elections. I want to know how President Woodard expects to fix […]

Billing error resolved

A December billing error left some GW students wondering how many times a semester they were expected to pay for housing. Bob Kershner, director of student accounts, said a “computer quirk” sparked by a Community Living and Learning Center entry error caused the office’s Banner computer system to process spring charges as overdue fall payments. […]

Nation in Brief

Ohio U. halts use of logo on shot glasses (U-WIRE) ATHENS, Ohio – Anyone looking to throw back liquor from a shot glass bearing the Ohio University emblem had better stock up now. A sign posted in the university’s bookstore read, “On November 11, 2004, we were informed by the licensing agent for Ohio University […]

Colonials get back on track against Dayton

As the clock ticked down Sunday afternoon, the Smith Center faithful waited for disaster to strike. The GW men’s basketball team was coming off last-second losses in its last two home games, and in a close game against Dayton, the 4,236 fans in attendance may have feared the worst. But there would be no last […]