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.

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 […]