February 7, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 41

Stories from the February 7, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Next semester’s finals won’t take place Dec. 22

Next fall’s final exams will conclude on Dec. 21, a day earlier than in past years. The University made the change in response to concerns from students, families and faculty, according to an e-mail distributed to students last week. Dec. 22 has typically been the last day of final exams before winter break. Due to […]

Men’s basketball dominates Temple

PHILADELPHIA – Nursing a double-digit lead with 10 minutes to go in the game Saturday, the GW men’s basketball team remained relentless. Body language said it all: Mike Hall and J.R. Pinnock bobbed up and down like pogo sticks on defense. Coach Karl Hobbs stomped his foot and frantically directed his players from the sideline. […]

Editorial: Balance student and smoker rights

Our view: The University should be commended for protecting student health but must find ways to accomodate smokers. The University recently headed a Residence Hall Association suggestion to ban cigarette smoking in all GW residence halls, effective at the beginning of the next academic year. Citing both facility management and student life issues, both the […]


Tuesday Writing resumes and cover letters 4 to 5 p.m. Marvin Center Room 301 Sponsored by the Career Center Black History Month Celebration Civil rights activist Dick Gregory will give keynote address 6 p.m. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Sponsored by the Black Student Union Wednesday Darfur Lecture Guest speaker Jerry Fowler, head of the Holocaust […]

Column: S is for Student Health

At college, the close living quarters, the substance abuse, the sexual contact and the fast food put our physical health at risk. In order for the student body to withstand such a harsh lifestyle, we need a high quality and convenient student health system. We need healthy food, cheap STD testing and safe campus policies. […]

Students hope to settle lawsuit with city

A recent settlement between the city and seven people who claim they were wrongfully arrested during a 2002 World Bank protest may bode well for several students taking similar action against District departments. Last week, seven people who were arrested at the protest reached a settlement with the city, reportedly getting between $7,000 and $10,000 […]

New daily paper makes D.C. debut

The Washington Post and The Washington Times may need to look out – there’s a new daily newspaper on the block. On Feb. 1, the Washington Examiner, a 60-page, free tabloid publication, began distribution throughout the metropolitan area. It relies solely on advertising for profit and is being placed in 1,400 newspaper stands throughout the […]

Column: Memo from a red state ambassador

What first comes to mind when the state of Alabama comes up in discussion? Beer-swilling NASCAR fans? Confederate flag-toting racists? Junked up trailer parks waiting for a tornado to swing through? Or maybe it’s a beautiful place dotted with scenic mountains in the north. Stunning white beaches to the south. And hard working, gracious and […]

To cheat, or not to cheat?

They hang ominously on the wall of every classroom as a constant reminder to every student that “the right answer comes from you,” silently propounding academic integrity in a middle ground somewhere between parental motivation and condescending admonishment. “Apparently, before the institution of these signs, the right answers came from everyone else,” freshman Fred LaPolla […]