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.

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 […]

Virtually dating

In this, the 21st century, we find that our possibilities are endless. Women can be doctors, men can be soft-spoken, but the ancient dilemma remains: how does Jane meet Johnny? Once you’ve hit the bar scene hard enough to leave a bruise, you come to realize meeting someone in a drunk tank maybe isn’t the […]

Medical amnesty is election hot topic

Student Association senators and presidential candidates are putting pressure on the University to adopt a medical amnesty policy, one of the most talked about topics of this campaign season. The desired policy would ensure that students who call University Police or EMeRG, for medical assistance are not sanctioned by Student Judicial Services. Currently, inebriated students […]

Students gather at White House to urge action for HIV/AIDS crises

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Students from across the country gathered in Washington DC on Saturday to draw attention to the HIV/AIDS crisis. Organizers from the Student Global AIDS Campaign said about 5,000 participants from more than 100 colleges and universities marched from the White House to the Capitol. They said they hoped to draw 8,000 students […]

Editorial: C.J. Calloway for SA president

The process of endorsing a candidate for the Student Association presidency is a difficult task. Such an election draws some of GW’s most enthusiastic and committed students toward the opportunity of serving students as their highest representative. This year is no different; each candidate we interviewed showed a passion for solving student issues and the […]

Senate candidate statements

Undergraduate – At-Large Vick Jayadeva: Hi, my name is Vick Jayadeva and I am running for undergraduate senator at-large on the Students First team. Some of the major issues that I would like to address in the Senate are amnesty for certain drinking violations, an online waitlist for booked classes and all-hall access for GW […]

GW extends Hobbs’ contract through 2011

Posted Monday, Feb. 28, 8:57 p.m. Men’s basketball head coach Karl Hobbs may or may not lead the Colonials to the NCAA Tournament next month, but GW officials didn’t wait that long to make a decision about his future. The University extended the fourth-year head coach’s contract through 2011. Terms of the three-year extension were […]

GW Briefs

Students wins $20,000 on “The Price is Right” Senior Adam Croce won $20,000 on the “The Price is Right” when the mens’ Ultimate Frisbee Team attended a taping of the game show Feb. 20. The team was in San Diego for a tournament, which was cancelled due to rain, and decided to travel to the […]

Group hopes to increase SA voter turnout

A newly created student group is attempting to increase the number of voters in this week’s Student Association election. UVote was started in late January by freshmen Gina Fernandes and Maggie Beckham, who said they felt the low voter turnout of previous years was “appalling.” Last year, 10 percent of students, or about 2,100 undergraduates […]