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.

Study finds e-mail a major distraction for students

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – One of the biggest threats to a student’s concentration may have to do with how often he or she checks their e-mail, according to a new report. A survey of 1,100 people carried out by researchers at King’s College in London, commissioned by Hewlett Packard, found that distractions from a barrage of […]

Course rating surveys not taken seriously

Some students view semester-end course evaluations as an opportunity to praise their favorite professor or criticize their not-so-favorite professor. But many students rush through the evaluations, skeptical of whether their opinions make a difference. “Many of the cases where students don’t take the evaluation process seriously are because students are under the illusion that professors […]

Greek Briefs

Fraternity sponsors book sales in Kogan The Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity raised more than $7,000 for Turning the Page with its third annual Carpe Librum, a three-day book sale held last week in Kogan Plaza. Organizations, businesses and individuals donated the books. The fraternity started the book collection in the greater D.C. area a few […]

ROTC enrollment down nationwide, D.C. units stay strong

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Cadet enrollment in Reserve Officer Training Corps programs remains strong at Washington area universities, despite the downward trend in nationwide enrollment, according to ROTC officials at Georgetown and the University of Maryland. Over the past two school years, ROTC enrollment at schools all over the country has fallen more than 16 percent […]

Hoyas sweep Colonials

BETHESDA, Md. – For the first time in 22 years, the GW baseball team was swept by Georgetown during the teams’ annual season series. The Colonials dropped both ends of a home-and-home, losing 9-5 Wednesday at Shirley Povich Field and 10-8 on Tuesday at Barcroft Park. “Georgetown really came out and hit the ball well,” […]

Pop art and parody

Hidden behind a green folding panel in the East Building of the National Gallery of Art’s reception room is a collection of 13 rarely exhibited Roy Lichtenstein drawings, contributing to the museum’s collection of Lichtenstein’s comic strip-styled pop art. The drawings, primarily of graphite and colored pencil, are all studies he completed in preparation for […]

Students receive ‘hate’ mail

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – An unlikely suspect was identified and charged last Tuesday as the author of the racist hate mail that caused an evacuation of minority students at Trinity International University outside of Chicago. Alicia Harden, a 19-year-old black student, was attempting to scare her mother into letting her transfer to a Mississippi school when […]

A good Day

Before taking the stage Saturday afternoon for the Mount Vernon Campus’ Fountain Day, pop musician Howie Day executed his normal pre-show rituals. After two cocktails, a layer of Chapstick and one last glance in the mirror, he was set to hit the stage in Lloyd Gym. The singer/songwriter, who was recruited by the Program Board […]