February 3, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 40

Stories from the February 3, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Sigma Delta Tau members asked to leave

Some Sigma Delta Tau members are being asked to leave the sorority following an investigation by its national organization last weekend. Sigma Delta Tau National Executive Director Ann Braly said the investigation was conducted in response to concerns about “general chapter management” and “future leadership.” She said she was unsure if hazing had anything to […]

Column: Closing arguments

First and foremost, this will be my last column on this issue. I already feel as if this is a dead horse, but everyone who has written to me has wanted me to have a final word on the topic. During my conversation with President Trachtenberg and Special Assistant Gerald Kauvar earlier this week, we […]

Film Review: “Rock School”

Few are immune to the allure of performing in a rock ‘n’ roll band: the blinding lights, the roar of the crowd, the sweet after-parties. Sure, it takes years of hard work and slogging on the road to achieve this success, but many willing to try. Of course, few succeed. Then there are the kids […]

In the dumps: Students wade through trash for a cause

Graduate student Matthew Tisdale started last weekend the way he starts many weekends: hoping the industrial-strength garbage compactor he was standing in did not turn on. Perhaps because he had done it 25 times before last Friday night, the 2003 Columbian College of Arts and Sciences graduate was not as worried about being crushed by […]

Popular Chinatown bar swings into Aidan’s Orbit

The boys of Scythian have come a long way from playing on the streets of Alexandria for gas money. But that’s exactly how these D.C. natives are proud to say they started out. Now, playing a full house every Thursday night at Fado’s gives these lads the credibility they deserve. Their new studio-recorded album, Aidan’s […]

Too few Spanish classes leads to overcrowding, long wait list

GW’s Spanish program is struggling to accommodate students with enough faculty and classroom space, professors in the department said. There are 89 students on a wait list to get into a Spanish class this spring and 24 classes have exceeded their caps, said Ellen Echeverr?a, chair of the Spanish language program. Spanish 1, 2, 3 […]

Film Review: “The Education of Shelby Knox”

“The Education of Shelby Knox” opens with Butch Hancock, guitar player for the Flatlanders, saying, “life in Lubbock, Texas taught me two things: One is that God loves you, and you’re going to burn in hell. The other is that sex is the most awful, filthy thing on earth, and you should save it for […]

Elliott School panel discusses tsunami aftermath

With December’s Asian tsunami sliding into the inside pages of newspapers, Elliott School of International Affairs professors discussed challenges facing the ravaged nations at a town hall meeting Tuesday night. Elliott School Dean Harry Harding moderated the panel, which consisted of faculty members Ray Williamson, Shawn McHale, Elizabeth Chacko, Stephen Commins and Leon Fuerth. The […]

Men face roadblock

Since the onset of the season, GW men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs has made his aspirations clear. Three names have been mentioned countless times, citing their success as a measuring stick in Atlantic 10 basketball. Xavier, Dayton, and Temple have all had great success in the past decade, the kind of success Hobbs’ program is […]