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.

Breakfast brings back ’80s

Students took a break from studying for finals during Midnight Breakfast, held in the Marvin Center Wednesday night. Tim Miller, director of Student Activities Center, said the University anticipated a 3,000-student turnout at the 1980s-themed event. Faculty, staff and administrators served french toast, scrambled eggs and hash browns to students at the feast, which was […]

Column: A brave new blog

Freedom of expression is a right guaranteed by the U.S. constitution, but with traditional methods of protest and expression of opinion becoming more and more obsolete, it’s no wonder that many people find standing around with signs poking into the air a waste of time and symbolism. However, the first amendment is back in action […]

Students help design video games to teach classic literature

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – As students across the country prepare for final exams, making time for that “Halo 2” break is becoming more difficult. But students may soon be picking up keyboards and game controllers for their finals in place of No. 2 pencils, according to recent research conducted at Abilene Christian University. “I think we’re […]

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 […]