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.

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 […]

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 […]