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.

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 […]

Calendar

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, […]

Crime Log

Destruction 3/21 – Hall On Virginia Avenue – open case A University Police officer removed a vandalized poster in the elevator lobby. Residents on the second floor said that a J Street poster near the elevators had recently been defaced with obscene words directed toward the food service provider Aramark. Harassment 3/20 – Strong Hall […]

University seeks to finalize harrassment policy

The University is taking steps to make its interim sexual harassment policy permanent by the end of the academic year. Donald Lehman, executive vice president for academic affairs, put together a committee of students and staff on Feb. 21 to create a permanent policy for the University. The interim policy, which the Faculty Senate last […]