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.

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 […]

Web update: SA presidential run-off postponed until after spring break

Posted Tuesday, March 8, 3:27 a.m. Updated 4:05 a.m. The Student Court rescheduled this week’s Student Association presidential run-off for March 23 and 24 following hours of deliberations that went into Tuesday morning. The court ruled that if the election would be held this Wednesday and Thursday, the SA would “disenfranchise” Law School students who […]

GW Briefs

Lifetime to debut domestic violence documentary at GW Lifetime Television will premier its new documentary about domestic abuse at the Jack Morton Auditorium Monday. The special screening of the one-hour documentary, “Terror at Home: Domestic Violence in America,” will kick off a national campaign to involve college students in fighting domestic violence, according to a […]