March 7, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 49

Stories from the March 7, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

It’s the economy, stupid

Ten years ago, a 25-year-old without a stable job and still living with parents would have been called a “slacker.” A decade later, the term is about as outdated as flannel shirts and grunge music. Today, 20-somethings who haven’t accepted grown-up roles are “emerging adults” attempting to find a path from adolescence to adulthood. Social […]

SA run-off may change

Just when it seemed that he would be free to take place in this week’s run-off, Student Association presidential candidate Ben Traverse could be removed after the Joint Elections Committee found probable cause for new violations. The winner of last week’s general election and Executive Vice President-elect Morgan Corr, who are both three violations away […]

Irony is the new black

Sincerity is dead. Even Oscar Wilde agreed, saying, “In all unimportant matters, style, not sincerity, is the essential.” The truth is, wearing your heart on your sleeve has never been stylish. What’s so interesting about an actual blonde girl wearing a shirt that says, “Everyone Loves a Blonde Girl?” It is time we embrace our […]

Housing wait list nears 400

The number of students without housing nearly doubled compared to last year, with 375 students awaiting room assignments after selection ended Thursday night. About 150 rising sophomores and 225 upperclassmen did not receive housing assignments, Director of University Campus Housing Seth Weinshel said. Rising sophomores who did not receive rooms are on a guaranteed housing […]

Editorial: Mocking the process

This year’s Student Association elections have proceeded smoothly, with few candidates promulgating issues against other candidates. This, however, is juxtaposed with the complaints, bias and ineptitude of the election’s oversight body, the Joint Elections Committee. The JEC has lost sight of its mission and deviated from the interest of regular GW students hoping for a […]

Defeated SA candidates: Hopefuls no longer

An exhausted Govind Kilambi came across one of his Student Association campaign posters Friday afternoon and knew what he had to do. “I took it down and threw it in the garbage,” he said. Former Senate candidate Luke Moses spent that afternoon trying to stay awake long enough to finish the paper he needed to […]

Column: Grassroots engagement

During a recent phone conversation, my boss asked me if I had seen the anti-abortion advertisements that have been exploiting public spaces all over the District. “What happens when it’s been nine months and you or someone you love is on the table and their life is endangered and suddenly you don’t have the choice […]

Basketball Notes

Three Colonials receive regular season honors The GW women’s basketball team cleaned up at the annual Atlantic 10 awards banquet Wednesday night at the Marriott Washington. Freshman Kimberly Beck was named Rookie of the Year and seniors Anna Montana?a and Jessica Simmonds were named first and second team all-conference players, respectively. Beck, a point guard […]

Columbia Plaza student-residents say management not responsive to concerns

For years, student-residents of Columbia Plaza apartments have been fervently complaining about how they have been treated by management. But officials from GW, which partially owns the building, are telling students it’s not the University’s problem. One of the biggest complaints from students living in Columbia Plaza is the behavior of an off-duty Metropolitan Police […]

Applications down 2 percent

Applications to the University are down 2 percent this year after GW received a record number of 20,159 applications last year. The University is not worried about the “slight decline” in applications, Director of Admissions Kathryn Napper wrote in an e-mail. “As the selectivity of GW improves … it is reasonable to predict that more […]