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.

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 […]

5K run benefits mental health awareness

Fifty-seven participants braved chilly weather at East Potomac Park Saturday morning to take part in a five-kilometer, student-organized run to promote mental health and suicide awareness. Run 5-4 Life, a new student group started by sophomores Sarah Brown and Lauren Furmanek, set up the event, which also gave more than 100 supporters the opportunity to […]

Officials to evaluate future of Napster

The University will evaluate student use of Napster this semester to determine whether the legal music downloading service will be continued next year. Since the beginning of last semester, 7,100 students living in residence halls have had access to a free subscription of Napster. About 32 percent of those students use the legal music downloading […]

GOP group seeks to court abortion supporters

In the midst of an increasingly partisan political atmosphere, junior Kelly Shea, a moderate Republican, is trying to find some middle ground. Shea is starting an organization to give Republicans who share her views on abortion a voice. She and some fellow Republicans are in the process of creating a GW chapter of WISH List, […]

Show raises money for tsunami relief

Students raised more than $4,000 for tsunami relief with a variety show of student performances Friday night at Lisner Auditorium. Nine student groups performed at the show, Live Aid 2005, to raise money for victims of the Dec. 26 underwater earthquake that took more than 200,000 lives in Southeast Asia. All proceeds from the two-hour […]


Monday Cocoa, Cookies and Condoms in Kogan Pick up these free items in Kogan Plaza Noon to 3 p.m. Kogan Plaza Sponsored by Voices for Choices Student organization registration meeting 7 to 9 p.m. Marvin Center Amphitheater Sponsored by Student Activities Center Legal issues clinic lecture Law professors Sara Rosenbaum and Phyllis Borzi will discuss […]

Slate nearly sweeps Senate

While voter turnout in last week’s Student Association election was lower than last year, the bigger story is the success and dominance of the Coalition for Reform slate. The coalition won 10 of 15 undergraduate Senate seats and put a presidential candidate, Ben Traverse, in a run-off election with Audai Shakour (see “SA run-off may […]