April 25, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 60

Stories from the April 25, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.


The story “The Rhodes less traveled” (April 18, p. 7) erroneously quoted Susan Karamanian, who did not say the original purpose in giving out Rhodes Scholarships was to establish a secret society. The version of Cecil J Rhodes’ will announcing the creation of the scholarships made no mention of a secret society. The story “Preparing […]

Africa week hits GW

Students sponsored a week of events to raise awareness for critical issues in Africa and celebrate African culture last week. Events included an African dance class, discussions about AIDS and genocide in Africa and an African art exhibit. Books for Africa and the Organization of African Students also sponsored other events throughout the week, such […]

Editorial: Respect students’ rights

For GW students, the apparent division between the digital world and reality has come to an end. In the digital world, students post and update a plethora of personal information on a popular website, theFacebook.com, without fear of the real-world ramifications. Recently, however, Student Judicial Services showed there are in fact ramifications for online activities […]

Column: Changing the papacy

In recent weeks the media spotlight has focused its harsh and unyielding beam on global Catholicism – softening its glare just a bit for the mourning period. The death of Pope John Paul II saddened world citizens of all creeds not only because of the pope’s considerable human strengths but also because he made a […]

Column: Film major more than a dream

When world-renowned French film director Bertrand Tavernier was approached by the American Film Institute to attend a screening of his newest film “Holy Lola,” he agreed, but also wanted to meet with the group of people that the former Motion Picture Association of America president Jack Valenti once called “the future of the film business” […]

SJS targets APES, Sigma Alpha Epsilon with Facebook

Click here to read the full text of a letter sent to APES members Student Judicial Services is using Facebook, the popular online social network used by thousands of students, to search for and identify members of unrecognized fraternities. Citing complaints they have received about unrecognized groups in past years, GW officials recently sent out […]

Freshman burned in fire out of ICU

A month after being severely burned in a fire in his Thurston Hall room, freshman Kevin McLaughlin was moved out of the intensive care unit at the Washington Burn Center last week. McLaughlin’s father, Timothy McLaughlin, said in an interview last week that his son is in a “step-down” unit, an area that has less […]

University names additional Commencement speakers

Massachusetts Institute of Technology physicist Mildred Dresselhaus, Miami Herald publisher Alberto Ibarguen and former Army doctor Philip Russel will join CBS correspondent Andy Rooney in speaking at Commencement on May 22. “It’s an interesting group of people,” University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said. “Any one of those people you’d be happy to have dinner with.” […]

The spiritual generation

“Today’s college campuses are hotbeds of religiosity and prayer,” according to a 2005 study conducted at the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California. The survey, which included 112,232 current freshmen attending 236 colleges and universities, found that 85 percent of the participants responded with an interest in spirituality and that eight students […]

A leap of faith

Behind a desk littered with papers in English and Arabic, Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr leans back in his chair and touches the tips of his fingers together. He is pondering a question often asked to men of his prominence: What is your greatest accomplishment? Professor Nasr’s mind may be flickering through some of his life’s […]