March 6, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 47

Stories from the March 6, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Monumental still on the chopping block

Commencement is less than three months away, but the University has not decided if Monumental, the annual graduation party held for seniors, will take place this year. At the October 2005 Board of Trustees meeting, University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said he wanted to cancel Monumental to offset the increased cost of this year’s Commencement […]


Thursday’s Snapshot photo caption (p. 2) erroneously stated that Lent is a time when “Catholics practice self-denial to remember the 40 days Moses and his followers spent in the desert.” Lent is actually a time when Catholics recall Jesus’ 40 days in the desert. Also, Moses spent 40 years in the desert. A photo caption […]

GW seeks to close $10 million to $12 million budget gap

Administrators must determine how to close a $10 million to $12 million “gap” in the University’s fiscal year 2007 operating budget – which could lead to cuts to programs – before they propose it to the Board of Trustees in May. Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz said last week that a gap in […]

Housing selection leaves sophomores stilted

Housing officials said creating new selection pools according to class led to a “successful” selection process this year, but many rising sophomores think they are getting the short end of the stick. The Community Living and Learning Center decided to change housing selection so that each class had its own pool of dorms to choose […]

SA presidential candidates come out against reorganization plan

Students running to be the top leader of the Student Association are voicing complaints about a plan to replace the SA Senate with a new body. All five SA presidential hopefuls have objections to the plan, which could dramatically change the structure of GW’s student government. Two weeks ago SA Sen. Elliot Gillerman (ESIA-U), a […]

UNC taps GW professor for dean post

GW professor Jean Folkerts has been named dean of the University of North Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Folkerts was chosen over two other finalists and will take office in Chapel Hill in July. “I’m looking forward to such a large arena at a prominent school within a prominent university,” Folkerts, who also […]

Task force to decide on 4×4 by April

A task force of GW faculty, administrators and students is moving into the final stages of consideration for a four-class, four-credit system; by April, the group will decide whether to recommend the plan. If recommended, the plan will then be reviewed by each of the schools within the University and by the Education Policy Committee […]

Students try to take the club out of Gelman

Gelman Library – a place jokingly referred to as “Club Gelman” – is one of the hottest social spots on campus, but a student committee is trying to stop the noise from becoming a distraction to those who are not there to socialize. The Gelman Library Student Advisory Board met last week to brainstorm ways […]

Shooting not affecting vice president’s popularity

The vice president of the United States shooting someone has no measurable effect on his favorability rating, analysts of a new GW-sponsored poll said last week. Following a hunting accident last month in which he shot someone in the face, Vice President Dick Cheney’s favorable/unfavorable rating had no major change, Republican pollster Ed Goeas said. […]

Campus tanning salon opens

On Friday there was only one hotspot for students on campus: the new tanning salon at 21st and F streets. Nearly 200 people attended the grand opening of Relaxed, a new tanning salon at 2112 F St. owned by GW senior Kris Hart along with sophomore Graham Galka and GW alumnus Todd Stromberg. The salon […]