March 24, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 51

Stories from the March 24, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

SA Notes

Senate rejects bill limiting spending on food The Student Association Senate voted down legislation Tuesday night that would have put a limit on the amount of money spent on food with student funds. The legislation called for a $10 per person cap on SA money used to purchase food and would have banned alcohol purchases […]

Editorial: Focus on providing services

Our view: Next year’s Student Assocation president should focus on small service-based initiatives rather than grandiose advocacy. Earlier this week, Student Association President Omar Woodard released his “Executive Accomplishments Summary” in which he describes the work his administration did on behalf of students between last May and February. While the document outlines an impressive set […]

Greek Briefs

Fraternity to host pop culture quiz bowl The Sigma Nu fraternity will challenge the pop culture knowledge of Greek-letter groups at 7 p.m. Thursday when it hosts the Greek Bowl Quiz Tournament in the Hippodrome. The fraternity expects to raise about $500 quizzing contestants from nine teams on trivia about popular music, movies and television […]

Column: The right plan for America

In 1935, Americans drove the Model T, enjoyed Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dancing “cheek to cheek,” watched the Chicago Cubs in a rare World Series appearance and were mostly unaware of an experimental technology known as “television.” For today’s Generation Xers, the 1930s are a world away, as contemporary American society bears little resemblance […]

University aims to remove GWorld numbers from receipts

Receipts of Colonial Cash transactions will no longer display students’ GWorld card numbers in an effort to protect against theft, University officials announced last week. The University will begin a push to equip all Colonial Cash partners with the software necessary to mask the numbers printed on the receipts of purchases made with the card. […]

Letter to the Editor

Language war One of the hot topics in politics and society today concerns the issue of abortion. In March 2004, the District of Columbia saw an emergence of over one million advocates in support of the March for Women’s Lives. One of those groups was our own University’s chapter of Voices for Choices (VFC). Each […]

Mock Trial wins national competition

The GW Mock Trial team achieved a new level of success over spring break, when it won the American Mock Trial Association National Tournament held at Stetson University in St. Petersburg, Fla. The club’s national tournament team, which participated in the contest, sent nine members to compete with 47 other college delegations from around the […]


Thursday “The Middle East Today: A Region in Turmoil” Lecture from Shapiro professor Edward Gnehm 6:30 to 8 p.m. Elliott School of International Affairs, Room 213 “Russian Power and the Modern Russian Media” Dimitry Strovskiy from Ural State University to speak 12:30 to 2 p.m. Elliott School of International Affairs, Voesar Conference Room RSVP to […]

Business school honors CEO

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell was one of several guests who came to support their former classmate Edward Liddy, named CEO of the year by the Business School at the Four Seasons hotel Wednesday. Liddy, who received his M.B.A. from GW in 1972, heads up the Allstate Corporation, an insurance company. University staff and […]

Presidential runoff passes quietly

A gloomy, rainy day and sparse campaign activity Wednesday marked a stark contrast from the last two weeks of legal battles that have characterized the Student Association presidential election run-off. The latest ruling in the contest between juniors Ben Traverse and Audai Shakour, the top two finishers in the SA general election three weeks ago, […]