April 28, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 61

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

Sex fest arouses controversy

FAIRFAX, Va. – Virginia may be for lovers, but some state lawmakers protested what they called an inappropriate display of sex at George Mason University on Monday. The Sextravaganza sexual health fair received heated criticism from two Virginia legislators who said the event would disgrace the school – a claim disputed by event organizers and […]

Column: Time to grow up

When I opened up my April 25 issue of the Hatchet to read “SJS targets APES, Sigma Alpha Epsilon with Facebook” (p. 1), I found something particularly shocking. No, it was not that the University is using a public Web site to investigate alleged rules violations by off-campus, unaffiliated groups with a history of breaking […]

Goldwater Scholarships allow students to pursue career dreams

After sophomore Amrita Karve’s friend died when she was in middle school, the student knew she wanted to devote her life to healing people. “When my friend died from an aneurysm in eighth grade, I became more religious,” Karve said. “Understanding how people coped with life and death catalyzed my interest in medicine. I wanted […]

Calendar

Thursday Alpha Kappa Alpha Bake Sale 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Marvin Center H Street Table Sponsored by the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority Space Career Panel 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Elliott School Commons Sponsored by the GW Space Society Battle of the A Capella Groups 7 to 9 p.m. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Sponsored by […]

Crime Log

Threats of Bodily Harm 4/22 – Gelman Library – case closed A dispute between a manger and an employee at Starbucks escalated when the employee’s boyfriend came in and threatened the manager. Both left the scene. The case was referred to Starbucks management. Assault on Police Officer 4/21 – University Parking Garage 6:55 p.m. – […]

Greek Briefs

Fraternity raises thousands for burn foundation The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity raised about $4,000 for the nonprofit D.C. Firefighter’s Burn Foundation at its first annual Pike Fireman’s Challenge on April 15. Seven of GW’s eight sororities competed in the challenge’s various events. The Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority won the challenge. D.C. firefighters and fire trucks […]

Students protest for nationwide health insurance

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Medical students, faculty and administrators around the country will hold demonstrations, panels and classroom discussions in the first week of May to draw attention to a growing epidemic of Americans living without health insurance of any kind. Initially chaired by Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter, “Cover the Uninsured Week” will be […]

Corrections

The April 21 SA Notes (p. 2) erroneously reported that sophomore Daniel Balke (ESIA-U) will chair the Senate Finance Committee. Balke will chair the Student Life Committee; junior Michelle Tanney (U At-Large) will chair the Finance Committee. Due to a production error, a sentence in the article “Freshman out of ICU” (April 25, p.1) implied […]

Bush targets youth for Social Security reform

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Saving money for retirement may not be on the minds of many college students. But in his push to transform Social Security, President George W. Bush hopes to reach out to the 20-something age group. The President wants to add individual investment accounts to Social Security so that workers could invest in […]

GW tests solar receptacle

University officials hope a big green box will make campus greener. On April 8, a 50-inch green solar-powered trash compactor called the BigBelly was installed in the center of Kogan Plaza, said Eric Hougen, project manager in the Office of Business and Operations. The device is a combination trash collector and compactor designed for locations […]