March 2, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 46

Stories from the March 2, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Ben Delman: And now, the D.C. Olympic team

It takes time after moving to a new place to really feel a part of it. These rites of passage could include adopting the local accent or acquiring obscure knowledge of where you live. Washington, D.C., is no different. One can’t really call themself a resident of the District until he or she becomes angry […]

Amrita Bagaria: A worthwhile and important tradition

We were incredibly excited last Friday when our event, the 41st annual Martha’s Marathon of Birthday Bargains, raised more than $28,000 for housing scholarships. So imagine our surprise to open up The Hatchet on Monday and find that the editorial board decided to label the event “an atrocity” (“Thumbs up/Thumbs down,” Feb. 27, p. 4). […]

Students to help rebuild New Orleans communities over spring break

Like many other students, sophomore Jacqueline Miller-Meher is heading south this spring break. But Miller-Meher is not headed to the beach – she’s going to rebuild a city. This year, GW’s Office of Community Service is sending 44 undergraduate and graduate students to New Orleans for Alternative Spring Break. The students will be working along […]

It’s news to deli owner that GW plans to buy him out

Foggy Bottom has seen 10 U.S. presidents come and go since 1945, but in that time span, there’s only been one GW Deli. If the University has its way, the business as community members know it – a part of local history for the last half-century – will be history within the next 20 years. […]

GRE changes to be delayed until Fall 2007

Educational Testing Services will postpone changes to the Graduate Record Exam that were originally set to take effect next fall and will instead launch the new exam in October 2007, the organization announced last month. Tom Ewing, an spokesman for ETS – the nonprofit group that designs the test – said the decision was due […]

Junior dates Olympic medalist Joey Cheek

Junior Eleanor Collins is just like any other GW student – except her boyfriend is an Olympic gold medalist. Collins is dating three-time Olympic medalist speed skater Joey Cheek. The two have been together for three years. “It’s so weird to say I’m dating an Olympic gold medalist because I don’t think of him like […]

Sports Brief

Spirit Program to stage huge rally The GW Spirit Program will throw a pep rally Saturday morning on G Street from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. before the GW men’s basketball team’s regular season finale against Charlotte. GW head coach Karl Hobbs is expected to speak at the event, as are players from the team. […]

Honors program hopes to enact drastic changes to its curriculum

GW’s honors program would undergo drastic changes under a plan requiring students to take a high number of four-credit courses in a more selective and structured environment. Backers of the program said the potential changes are necessary to raise the caliber of academics within the department. “No matter how smart students are, they are emerging […]


Thursday Gelman Student Advisory Board meeting Come have your say in the perennial debate about noise in Gelman 6 to 7:30 p.m. Gelman 208 Palestinian benefit dinner Come for dinner and entertainment, with proceeds going to support the SOS Children’s Village in Bethlehem 6:30 to 10 p.m. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom $10 for students, $25 […]