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.

Virginia transportation institute on hold indefinitely

Construction of the Transportation Research Institute is cancelled indefinitely, and University officials said it is doubtful if the federally funded automotive safety center on the Virginia Campus will ever be built. University officials halted plans for construction of the highway safety research facility in August when Nabih Bedewi, the director of the Virginia Campus’ National […]

Column: A plan for the Dems

For some four months now the debate has raged – in classrooms, coffeehouses and wherever else us liberal-intellectual types supposedly congregate – over how and why John Kerry did not take the oath of office on January 20. The past election not only touched off concern about the Democrats inability to beat Bush, but the […]

With wins, women get title shot at home

For the second time in three seasons, the GW women’s basketball team will play for the Atlantic 10 Championship on its home court. In the second semifinal Sunday, the Colonials easily defeated Richmond 63-44 at the Smith Center. GW (22-7) now will face No. 16 Temple (ESPN/USA Today) Monday at 5 p.m. The game will […]

Column: Protect transgendered rights

Most members of the University community look at anti-discrimination policies and feel secure knowing that anyone who might treat them as inferior will be deterred from prejudicial statements and face consequences for acting with bias. These policies represent a promise that GW makes to students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the campus: that if a […]

SA Elections: Senate winners

Undergraduate, at-large: Michelle Tanney Vick Jayadeva Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, undergraduate: Tyler Hudson Casey Rose Christopher Rotella Marc Abanto Nicholas D’Addario Matthew Alderman Elliott School of International Affairs, undergraduate: Carolena Boyce Daniel Balke Elliott Gillerman School of Business, undergraduate: Kirk Haldeman Alex Popowich School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, undergraduate: Sarah Greenwood School […]

Letters to the Editor

GB housing I would have thought that more aspects of GW’s ‘GWorld’ revolve around the ‘G8’s’ free market system. Housing selection, which operates on a lottery system, is unnecessarily restricting. Why, for example, should I not be able to trade my lottery number with someone who is moving off campus? Or with someone who is […]

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 […]