March 28, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 52

Stories from the March 28, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Column: Fighting against ourselves

I once thought the war on drugs was the United States’ most self-defeating policy – until recently, when the war on terrorism stole that prize. The effectiveness of the war on drugs is not entirely stunted by the government’s own hypocrisy, unlike the war on terrorism. This newer war circuitously spends money on fighting terrorists […]

Editorial: Unfair burden

For most GW students, living on campus is a foregone conclusion. Citing relative convenience and impressive new facilities, students continue to return to GW residence halls despite being charged above-market value for a competitively inferior product. The University cannot continue supplementing its tuition by charging outrageous prices for students to live on-campus when they are […]

Condition improving for frosh severely burned in fire

The father of a freshman severely injured in a Thurston Hall fire last week said his condition is improving ‘very slowly.” Kevin McLaughlin, 19, was severely burned after an electric grill in his ninth floor room made contact with his sheets. He is listed in critical condition and underwent a tracheostomy last week. A tracheostomy […]


Monday “Travel the World: It’s Easier Than You Think” Information session on how to travel on a budget 7 p.m. Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Sponsored by STA Travel “Where is the Love? Ideas of Hate in America” Discussion about issues in diversity 7 to 9 p.m. Multicultural Student Services Center Sponsored by R.E.A.L Conversations Tuesday […]

Officials look to build new MVC residence hall

More students may be calling Mount Vernon home in future years. In May, University officials will seek approval from the Board of Trustees to build a new residence hall housing freshmen and sophomores on the Foxhall campus. Executive Vice President Louis Katz stressed that the facility is still in the early design stages, with its […]

GW Briefs

Trachtenberg says restrictions hurt foreign students University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said a “suspicion of foreigners” after the September 11 terrorist attacks has hurt international students in America at a Washington International Trade Organization discussion last week. Trachtenberg was the first speaker at “Accessibility vs. Security: Are We Shutting the Doors on Tomorrow’s Leaders?” He […]

Council targets smoking

Four D.C. Council members want to clear the air once and for all – two weeks ago, the group introduced two new bills that would make Washington a smoke-free city. The two bills would turn all workplaces in the District, including restaurants and bars, into smoke-free establishments. The Smoke-free Workplaces Act of 2005 would create […]

Bhangra Blowout celebrates Indian culture

The South Asian Society sponsored a weekend of festivities for the 12th annual Bhangra Blowout competition. The competition, which features a dance style that originated in a region of northwest India called Punjab, is one of the largest of its kind in the country. The event attracted nine teams and nearly 4,000 spectators to the […]

Letters to the Editor

Columnbia Plaza action The Hatchet’s recent reporting and opinion coverage of the management of Columbia Plaza brings attention to several allegations of security misconduct and discriminatory policies against students. The GW administration, upon learning of these concerns, is in contact with Columbia Plaza management to discuss the application of its security policies, including the responsibilities […]

Baseball falls in league opener

First-year coach Steve Mrowka’s Atlantic 10 career did not start as he had hoped, as the GW baseball team dropped two of three games to Rhode Island last weekend at Barcroft Park. The Colonials could not hold a lead in Sunday’s rubber game, losing 8-6. The loss dropped the team’s record to 13-10. “This weekend […]