October 31, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 23

Stories from the October 31, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

George H.W. Bush and wife Barbara to headline Commencement

Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara will speak at the May 21 Commencement ceremony, the University announced Friday. “President and Mrs. Bush represent role models for generations,” University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said in a statement. “Their dedication to public service; their strength as individuals and as a couple; their strong family […]

WEB EXTRA: Fewer students getting priority registration since 2002

GW has cut back on the number of students getting priority registration in order to create a fairer system for students who are not eligible to select classes early. With the new addition of about 60 Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps students, the total number of GW students eligible for priority registration for spring 2006 […]

Ginsburg recalls legacy of Rehnquist

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, associate justice of the Supreme Court, made a rare public speaking appearance at the Jack Morton Auditorium Thursday to discuss the legacy of the recently deceased Chief Justice William Rehnquist. Her words were made strictly from prepared notes about the former chief justice, and she did not mention new Chief Justice John […]

WEB EXTRA: Varsity roundup

M. Basketball The GW men’s basketball team will open the season in the top 25 of men’s college basketball. The Colonials were voted no. 24 in the USA Today coach’s poll released Oct. 27. The Associated Press poll, voted on by the media, will be released on Nov. 11, ahead of the Colonials’ preseason opener […]

Staff editorial: Do not raise the student fee

It’s a drama that is perennially rehashed and reframed. Registered student organizations come away from the Student Association allocations process disgruntled and disillusioned. Every organization feels entitled to more money than it receives, and the SA responds by requesting a student fee increase. Though some within the SA would argue otherwise, an increase in the […]

House committee approves $14.5 billion in student aid cuts

Congress came one step closer Wednesday to making the largest cuts ever to federal student aid programs, despite fierce opposition from Democratic lawmakers. The House Education and Workforce Committee voted 22-19 along party lines to approve a measure that would take roughly $14.5 billion from student aid programs as part of the committee’s budget reconciliation […]

Kyle Spector: Something happens here … and no one cares

You’ve met these three before. One is the girl from who-cares-where in the Northeast, so concerned with designer purses and ridiculous shoes (Uggs, pink rainboots, etc.) that she doesn’t have time to involve herself in anything of substance. Another, the guy who always wants to pick a fight with you because you accidentally looked at […]

Graduate entrance exam faces changes

By next October, the Graduate Record Exam will have completed its biggest makeover in 55 years. Students around the country take the Graduate Record Exam, or GRE, each year as they apply to graduate schools. Admissions officials use scores from the test to predict how applicants may perform in graduate school. Based on data gathered […]