May 5, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 63

Stories from the May 5, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Fees loom over students

As students begin to pack up and head home for the summer, some may realize that the overdue library books piled up in their dorm rooms are going to cost them a pretty penny. More than 2,400 people owe $25 or more in Gelman late fees, while 1,380 library customers owe at least $50 to […]

Column: Growing pains are manageable

Think you know GW? Sure, you may know we were founded in 1821, that Colin Powell and Jackie Onassis are graduates or that a hippo is our unofficial mascot. What you probably don’t know is how much this University has changed in the past ten years. Since 1994, the number of enrolled freshmen has increased […]

New Web community to aid grad school applicants

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Students applying to law and graduate school next year will have extra assistance from cyberspace, thanks to a powerful new research tool. A new Web community called aims to make the application process less stressful for prospective students. “School admissions counselors have a prerogative to sell their program but they may […]

A mad May in the NBA

Retrospectively, it’s somewhat humorous. The most madness in March entailed watching the NCAA selection show and wondering not if GW would get in, but whom and where they would play. Also, a columnist from a newspaper in Connecticut wrote a column about Jim Nantz and his first tournament as a play-by-play announcer. Jim spoke about […]

Letters to the Editor: Disorder of the Hippo

Disorder of the Hippo Remain consistent I was appalled to read about the Order of the Hippo in Monday’s Hatchet (“Hippo Hype,” May 2, p.1). As a leader in the Greek Community, I am well aware of the University Hazing Policy that applies to “all student groups and organizations of The George Washington University.” If […]

Al Gore chimes in to filibuster debate

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Former Vice President and 2000 Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore joined the judicial filibuster debate last week. Gore gave a speech but that was the headline of a series of rallies organized by, a liberal organization that encourages political activism through the internet. “What makes it so dangerous for our country […]

Spring sports enjoy success

The spring sports teams had a tough act to live up to. The GW basketball team made history, qualifying for their first NCAA tournament since 1999, and support for the GW athletic program was at a high. The golf team has exceeded expectations and is having its best season since 1947, while the lacrosse team […]

Departing editors:My last Thanksgiving

I would like to announce my retirement from college. I turn 22 Friday. As Danny Glover laments in “Lethal Weapon,” “I’m too old for this shit.” Please trust that I explored my options – I had plans. I planned to enter the NBA Draft, but the league has no interest in a 5-foot-8 inch, slower-than-Sherman […]

WEB UPDATE: Baseball takes series with Xavier

Posted Sunday, April 8, 6:14 p.m. The GW baseball team snapped a three-game losing streak, taking the final two games of a three-game set with Xavier this weekend. After blowing a lead and losing 4-3 in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday, the Colonials offense awakened, winning the second game 7-4 and taking […]

Departing editors: A lot learned at 2140 G St.

I’ve had a recurring conversation with my dad for the last four years, usually right around the time I get my grades back at the end of the semester. It goes something like this: “Brian, you need to get better grades than this.” “But dad, the most important things I’m learning here aren’t in the […]