February 28, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 47

Stories from the February 28, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Column: Is Chaney really a monster?

John Chaney is old, ornery and ostentatious. But is he crazy, evil and a detriment to college basketball? Like many high-profile coaches, he has always toed the proverbial baseline. He has brilliantly thrived with one foot in bounds and one out. But it seems as though one act last week, one simple set of directions, […]

Editorial: Give students the choice

This page originally intended on composing a staff editorial for this edition discussing the reasons we opposed the ballot referendum to increase the Student Activities Fee by $1. Our ability to do so, however, was negated by Student Association President Omar Woodard’s veto of the referendum legislation. While we are ardently opposed to entrusting the […]

Resident groups to talk with GW for first time in four years

After refusing to meet with GW administrators for four years, two Foggy Bottom community groups recently agreed to enter formal development discussions with the University. Over the next six months, representatives from the Advisory Neighborhood Commission, which makes zoning recommendations to the city, as well as the Foggy Bottom Association, GW and the D.C. Office […]

Editorial: Reflections on Corr

Unlike the contentious battle for Student Association president, the executive vice presidential race is uncontested. When the votes are eventually counted, Morgan Corr – running on the Coalition for Reform slate – will be next year’s executive vice president. While this fact is undisputed, this page finds it necessary to comment on Corr as a […]

Hundreds of students march for AIDS treatment

About 500 GW students joined students from around the country Saturday to participate in the first national youth march against AIDS. Demonstrators marched nearly two miles from Lafayette Park to the Capitol to call for increased funding for medical research and other measures to help end the pandemic. About 8,000 people are infected with AIDS […]

Column: Stop the apathy

Each year, the student body struggles with many of the same questions. It’s always the same story. Student organizations need more money. Students want better representation on campus. This year’s Student Association election will be unique because students will directly determine an important SA policy for themselves. The ballot will include one big question: a […]

Student elections heat up on campus

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – As President George W. Bush took his second oath of office, many Americans breathed a heavy sigh of relief that the campaign rhetoric and chaos that swept across America would be, for at least a moment, silenced. But just a few short blocks from the White House, inauguration did not bring closure […]

Column: A presidential review

Few students have time to meet and interview all the candidates for SA president, and candidates don’t have time to meet every student for a personal interrogation. As a Hatchet columnist I had the chance to do so. I’m not a student organization endorsing a candidate who will help them next year; I’m a single […]

Parents outraged by cat sterilization at local school

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – D.C. health officials have apologized for using a Northwest Washington elementary school as the venue for a cat sterilization clinic and have banned using schools for any similar events in the future. The nonprofit organization, Alley Cat Allies, spayed and neutered 500 cats in John Eaton Elementary School’s cafeteria over the weekend […]

Column: Toward a better GW

A better GW does not only mean making the Student Association better. If the Student Association can successfully advocate for students to get them a better GW, then the SA will be strong. To do this, the Student Association cannot fight the University at every turn; getting a better GW for students means working collaboratively […]