February 14, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 43

Stories from the February 14, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Letters to the Editor

Consider the source This month, as we celebrate black history, let’s take a moment to consider the implications of our celebration. Black History Month started off as “Negro History Week” in 1926, the inception of a humble black teacher, Carter G. Woodson. After noticing the omission of African American contributions in public school textbooks, Mr. […]

Nation Briefs

New male birth control pill could be the wave of the future (U-WIRE) AMHERST, Mass. – One day, it might be the man saying, “Don’t worry, I’m on the pill.” With a new agreement between the Norwegian-based company Spermatech AS, and the University of Massachusetts Medical School, that day may come sooner than later. Spermatech […]

Students visit GW for a semester

Sophomore Allie Etter was sitting in one of her classes at the University of Memphis when a poster that read, “Change the Face of Politics,” caught her eye. Etter, a history major, looked at the advertisement for GW’s Semester in Washington program and decided to go for it. “I thought it was shot in the […]

Law students protest military’s gay policy

Law School students protested the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy outside the Marvin Center Saturday while Judge Advocate General recruitment interviews were taking place inside. Ten protesters, among them a faculty member, held signs with messages such as “Thousands of Gay Soldiers Discharged. Ask Congress Why” and “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, Don’t Think So.” […]

Students compete for a Valentine’s Day date

Class Council members matched up single students with a date for Valentine’s Day at their Saturday night game show spinoff, “Date My Roommate.” Four pre-selected bachelors and bachelorettes took the stage in the Hippodrome to quiz contestants numbered one, two and three on their roommates’ potential compatibility. The matched couple in each round was awarded […]

SA candidates slate hit with campaign violations

With Student Association elections still three weeks away, 15 candidates are already facing a total of 29 electoral violations. Members of the Coalition for Reform slate are facing 10 of the rule breaches, with five violations leveled against presidential candidate and Sen. Ben Traverse (CCAS-U) and five violations against unopposed executive vice president candidate and […]

GW Briefs

Stephen Hawking to receive award at Lisner Auditorium Physicist Stephen Hawking will receive the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal from the Smithsonian Institution at Lisner Auditorium Monday. The event will honor the 65-year-old distinguished physicist, who suffers from the neurological disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, with a retrospective look at his career in science. The ceremony will […]


Monday Make your own cupcake Noon to 2 p.m. Columbian Square, Marvin Center Sponsored by Class Council Free oral HIV testing 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Marvin Center Room 301 Sponsored by Neighbors Project and Student Health Services Finding an internship 4 to 5 p.m. Marvin Center Room 302 Sponsored by the Career Center Tuesday […]

With win, men finally solve Richmond

The GW men’s basketball team has had problems with Richmond in recent years. Coach Jerry Wainwright’s quickly changing defensive style and disciplined play has led to four Spiders’ victories in their last six match-ups with the Colonials. But Saturday, things changed, as GW finally solved Richmond, posting an 80-63 win in front of a sellout […]