February 22, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 45

Stories from the February 22, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Heeding his call

After spending nine months as a Marine in Iraq, junior Todd Bowers couldn’t stand what he saw in the news when he returned home. “No matter what direction I looked, there was news about how things were going downhill in Iraq,” Bowers said. “I knew I was never going to get a good night’s sleep […]

Students question process behind dorm smoking ban

The Residence Hall Association did not conduct a formal survey of dorm residents before persuading University officials to ban smoking in residence halls next year, prompting some students to question the group’s methods. “They went about it the wrong way,” said freshman Greg McDonald, a smoker. “They should have had floor meetings. There should have […]

Timers aimed at improving safety

University officials hope changes to pedestrian crossings will improve safety nearly a year and a half after a car hit a student in front of the Marvin Center. Earlier this month, most campus intersections were equipped with timers that tell pedestrians how many seconds they have to cross the street. They were installed by the […]

Show fails to draw some acts, big crowd

Sounds of stepping and clapping filled the stage of Lisner Auditorium Saturday night at the Alpha Phi Alpha Step Show, but the rhythm was heard by only half the expected crowd. Besides catering to mostly empty seats in a 1,500-person venue that was expected to be filled, the eighth annual dance competition also failed to […]

Verse magazine looks to expand

Many GW students can now say they have been pictured in the same magazine as Jessica Simpson. The student-run entertainment magazine, Verse, covers GW social life but puts famous faces on its cover. Editor-in-Chief Addia Cooper-Henry started the “socialite” magazine last year to expose students to fashion, trends, music and nightlife. Since then, she and […]


Tuesday Annual celebration and bonfire for George Washington’s birthday Includes a cherry pie eating contest 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. University Yard “D.C. 101: Public Education in the District” Panel discussion on D.C. schools 7 to 9 p.m. Marvin Center Amphitheater Sponsored by the Neighbor’s Project “Demystifying the Grad School Experience” Discussion about what to expect […]

Senate candidates have mixed luck getting support

Student Association Senate hopeful Luke Moses proudly made his campaign rounds in Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Hall last Monday in jeans and a sweater. “I need to ask you guys something,” Moses asked, standing outside the room of sophomores Caitlin Bearce and Colleen Keller. “Some guys are going around doing this in ties and coats, […]

GW Briefs

New copy center to open in Marvin Center A new copy center set to open Feb. 28 will replace the Pulse Copy Center, which closed in December. FedExKinko’s will operate the copy center, located in the ground floor of the Marvin Center. The Pulse, formerly in that location, closed Dec. 22 after its parent company, […]

Student faculty committee promotes scholarship

The Joint Committee of Faculty and Students is taking more measures to promote its annual scholarship, which last year had a small applicant pool of mostly Student Association members. Of last year’s seven $1,000 scholarship recipients, five were students involved in the organization. SA-appointed students, along with professors, serve on the committee to select the […]


A photo caption on the front page of the Feb. 14 issue misidentified a professor. Her name is Sarah Purdy. The article “Slate hit with violations” (Feb. 14, p. 3) misidentified Mary Mai as a former Senate chief of staff. She is the former chief of staff to Student Association President Omar Woodard.