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.

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 […]

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 […]