February 27, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 45

Stories from the February 27, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Adam Conner: iSolated: iPods and an alternate reality

A few weeks ago, tragedy struck when I turned on my 20-GB iPod and was greeted by a frowning iPod with little x’s for eyes – an icon I didn’t even know the iPod was capable of displaying. It was readily apparent that it meant my beloved iPod was in need of repair. Having traveled […]

Donald O. Parsons: Where has your tuition gone?

After struggling with courses either closed or crammed into improbably small spaces and taught by adjunct faculty, who are often excellent, but less often available for discussion and/or recommendations “next” semester, a student can reasonably ask, “Where has my ample tuition payment gone?” As at any university, some of your money goes to purposes, administrative […]

Letters to the Editor

Stop hating Let me first get this out of the way: I’m a proud GW Colonial. I cheer for the basketball team. I talk up the school to friends and relatives. I’m even a GW STAR, walking backwards on Fridays as I show prospective students Thurston Hall in all its morning glory. But one GW […]

A rich kid reputation?

GW is one of the most expensive colleges in the country. Take a look at the student body and you might wonder if it shows. Gucci sunglasses, UGG boots and other designer labels are no strangers in many students’ closets, and some fancy cars are no strangers on the streets. At $36,400 for this year’s […]

Ask The Hatchet Geek: One printer, many roommates

Senior Kunal Johar, The Hatchet Geek, is a computer science major and co-founder of www.computerhelpdc.com. Twice a month, he will solve typical computer problems facing students. E-mail The Hatchet Geek your computer queries at hatchetgeek@computerhelpdc.com. The dilemma You have a paper due for your Friday 8 a.m. class and you decided to start it Thursday […]

Med school’s Early Selection Program in 20th year

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the medical school’s Early Selection Program, which has become more popular over the years, school officials said. The Early Selection Program is designed for GW students who have the desire to practice medicine but who also want to pursue interests outside the traditional premedical curriculum. In 1986, the […]

Teachers hope GW deal with high school will yield repairs

It rains in the School Without Walls library. During inclement weather, a trash can carefully placed beside the table where students come to socialize and study gathers water that falls from the inches-wide hole in the third-floor ceiling. Black trash bags are put over books to keep them dry. “This school is excellence among the […]

Residents debate West End Library redevelopment

The city’s proposal to revitalize the D.C. public library system could lead to the redevelopment of the West End Branch Library on 24th and L streets, but local residents are wary about the potential changes. D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams’ task force on the library has come up with a roughly $450 million plan to do […]