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.

University to buy SAE house, turn it into dorm

GW will buy the former Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house for around $3 million and convert it into student housing, officials said Friday. After years of on-and-off negotiations with Sigma Alpha Epsilon officials, the University will close a deal on the three-story building, located at 2028 G St. across from University Police headquarters. GW officials […]

Writing program readies for full implementation

On the first day of class, professor Dennis Schell handed out two different syllabi to students in his abnormal psychology class. Half of the students received a syllabus requiring them to do more writing assignments than their classmates. Several classes this year are part of the Writing in the Discipline program, the second component of […]

Heavy snowfall expected in D.C. area Monday

Posted Sunday, Feb. 27, 11:18 p.m. As D.C. residents gear up for a snowy Monday, GW students are being encouraged to monitor the status of the University as classes may be canceled. The National Weather Service is predicting 6 to 10 inches of snow to fall on the city through Monday night. The snow is […]

Students will not vote on fee hike, new constitution

Student Association President Omar Woodard vetoed legislation Friday that would have asked students to raise the SA fee and make changes to the organization’s constitution. After creating a special Constitutional Revision Commission over the summer to revise the SA’s governing documents, Woodard rejected the committee’s proposed changes, preventing students from voting on the amended document […]

Senate candidates employ military-like precision for postering

As the sounds of bells from University Yard chimed at 7 a.m. Friday, more than 50 Student Association candidates and their supporters rushed the Marvin Center to begin putting up their campaign posters. Friday was the first day that candidates were allowed to display campaign material at the student union, along with the Academic Center, […]

Variety show to benefit tsunami relief

Nine student groups will perform at Lisner Auditorium Friday night to raise money for the tsunami relief effort. The variety show, Live Aid 2005, will feature groups such as South Asian dance group Bhangra, improvisational comedy troupe Recess and piano rock band The Sunday Mail. Tickets, which went on sale Monday at Ticketmaster, are $10 […]

Taskforce aims to make summer programs more attractive

The University is trying to make summer courses more attractive to students in order to boost enrollment and reduce class sizes during the spring and fall, officials said last week. A taskforce of 18 administrators and faculty members, first formed in October, has been exploring ways to enhance the University’s summer programs, such as offering […]

For better or worse?

Relaxing after a workout, senior Nina Lesser-Goldsmith candidly talked over coffee in the Ivory Tower food court about an emotional tale involving a love affair, discontent and manipulation. She was not talking about the latest episode of “The O.C.” but rather a tale that many students her age can identify with – the divorce of […]

Postering ushers in formal start to election

At 6:30 a.m. Friday, a half-hour before he and his fellow Student Association candidates would be permitted to display posters around campus, sophomore and Elliott School Senate hopeful Govindraj Kilambi was ready to run. He arrived that morning with only a light jacket on top of his short-sleeved polo shirt, which he wore in the […]

Juniors shut out of New Hall, Ivory Tower

Campus housing officials are unsure how many upperclassmen did not receive a room assignment Sunday. Housing selection for rising seniors and juniors began at 8:15 a.m. Sunday and ended at 10 p.m. The most popular option for upperclassmen was single-occupancy rooms, which ran out earliest. The next most popular options were rooms in 1957 E […]