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.

Trustees sign off on 5 percent tuition hike

As expected, GW’s Board of Trustees approved a 5 percent tuition increase for rising juniors and seniors at its Friday meeting. The decision puts next year’s tuition for juniors, excluding room and board costs, at $32,360. Rising seniors will fork over $32,060 to take classes next year. On Feb. 9, at a meeting with student […]

Who wants to work for a millionaire?

A State Department official, a financial adviser and an opera singer walk into a room. It’s not the start of a bad joke. It’s the start of the audition process for “The Apprentice,” which held a casting call at GW on Thursday. More than 100 GW graduates and students crowded into the Alumni House, waiting […]

Editorial: Don’t ask, don’t expel

Our view: The “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy runs contrary to both pragmatism and morals and must end. Law school students continued their opposition to the Solomon Amendment – a Congressional provision mandating universities permit military recruiters on campus or risk losing federal dollars – as unconstitutional at a protest on Saturday. Arguing that the […]

Column: Praising a peacemaker

I have wanted to meet the Pope for some time now. So when a fellow student told me in a yawning, casual way that she was blessed by His Holiness in a receiving line not once but three times on a spring trip to Rome, I was both shocked at her distasteful lack of respect […]

Woodard, Hobbs address Board of Trustees

If the Student Association had its way, a student representative participating in Friday’s GW Board of Trustees meeting would have been treated to talk of the weather, student fashion at the inaugural ball and praise for a member’s Australian outback hat. Chairman Charles Manatt opened the meeting on the chilly and windy day by reminding […]

Foggy Bottom getting new residents

Area residents are enthusiastic at the prospect of seeing their tax burden decrease by millions of dollars from the construction of two apartment buildings set to bring 500 residents to Foggy Bottom by 2007. Ronald Cocome, president of the Foggy Bottom Association, said he was unsure of how far the new complexes would go to […]

Column: Student privacy: What a joke

While at GW, you should never forget that you don’t own the facilities that you are using. In the dorms, your personal living space is open for inspection at any time and for almost any reason. In the case that University Police smell the foul wafting of marijuana smoke, GW can search every room on […]

UPD fails to halt Ivory Tower vandalism

Replacing exit signs and other objects damaged by vandals in Ivory Tower may cost thousands of dollars, University officials said last week. They also said that because of the time and money associated with repairing parts of Ivory Tower destroyed by vandals, the school might have to delay some maintenance work in the dorm. Eric […]