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.

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.

Column: Joint Election Corruption

With elections around the corner, the student body deserves an election with integrity. So far, the Joint Elections Committee is off to a really bad start. The organization that governs our elections is already eroding confidence in our future elected leaders. At the current rate, we are poised for another election tainted with scandal. Election […]

Column: Only 20 years off

George Orwell wrote a brilliant work of political satire entitled 1984. In the past few years the realities suggested possible for 1984 by Orwell have come to fruition. People are “disappeared.” Kangaroo courts are being established – all in the name of security, of course. The Eastasia-Eurasia dilemma of 1984 – where Oceania went from […]

Design major attracts students to Mount Vernon

Some students attend GW for its setting in the home of power politics. Others are attracted by its School of Business and proximity to Fortune 500 companies. But 40 undergraduates are attending GW to participate in a small program, not even housed on the University’s main campus: interior design. “I did not want to go […]

Mayor praises students’ efforts to promote black culture

Mayor Anthony Williams praised the efforts of a handful of students who have studied and promoted black culture at a Friday luncheon for the group at the Alumni House. The students – eight male and one female – are members of the George Washington Williams House, a living and learning community studying the history of […]

Editorial: The process matters

Our view: Gauging student opinion more exhaustively could have resulted in a smoking ban proposal that addressed the needs of all students. Earlier this month, the University, on recommendations made by the Residence Hall Association, enacted a ban on smoking in all residence halls to begin next year. While the RHA was attempting to work […]

Winter Sweat

With Spring Break just around the bend, the GW student body is hard at work trying to tone up and lean down. While many students make daily or weekly visits to the Lerner Health and Wellness Center (“Hell Well”), for others, it is an annual event reserved almost exclusively for the winter weeks following an […]

Column: From action to results

Last year my campaign slogan was “Stop the Apathy.” One of my primary goals for my term as president was to get more people involved in and aware of the Student Association. Throughout the fall, and even more so since we returned in January, the dialogue about the Student Association, as discussed by those not […]