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: 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 […]

MLK award honors take students for service

GW recognized three of its students Thursday night for their significant contributions to the University’s multicultural community at an annual ceremony honoring the life of Martin Luther King Jr. This year’s recipients of the Martin Luther King Jr. Award, seniors Shajine A. Gregory, Paul Kendrick and Rudy Perecin Mareno, were chosen by a nine-person selection […]

Larry Michael: D.C.’s most versatile voice

In the high-pressure world of radio, sometimes everything goes wrong. Equipment fails. Technology fails. Connections fail. But when nothing is going right, panic won’t help. You must stay cool, which is the essence of Larry Michael, the voice of the GW men’s basketball team for the past 12 seasons. Most Colonials fans watched the season-opener […]