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.

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 […]

Staff Editorial: Clean up NCAA clearinghouse

Exhaustive reports have appeared in The New York Times and The Washington Post that GW men’s basketball team players never graduated from high school or attended schools where diplomas were earned with little to no academic work. Such reports obviously engender an initially negative reaction to University recruitment practices. The true issues, however, seem to […]

Digital addiction: the Facebook and irresponsibility

Are you one of those “Facebook whores?” Do you ever scroll through your list of “friends” and check out everyone’s newly updated pictures, when really you should be studying for an exam, or better yet, sleeping at night? Do you get drunk and think of clever things to write on peoples’ “walls?” Here’s a good […]

Confronting housing inequities

“Dorms like palaces.” This is what caught my eye the most from the U.S. News and World Report college rankings that I have somewhat followed for the past three years. Being the no. 53 college in the nation won’t get my friends’ attention, but having some of the best cribs in the country is something […]

Mosheh Oinounou: Questionable Hatchet news judgement

Last Saturday a recent GW alumna, Imette St. Guillen, was found brutally murdered in New York City. While many prominent national daily newspapers and news networks, including The New York Times, ran multiple stories on her death upon learning the news, The Hatchet chose to wait until its Thursday print edition to first inform the […]

A way of life: When smoking marijuana is a lifestyle

On a chilly Sunday afternoon, junior Rachel Chambers* is holed up in her dorm room trying to pass three hours of idle time before her 6 p.m. dinner plans. She reaches for the shiny black box of cigars she recently purchased and removes one of the long, brown sticks. Sitting on her bed, with a […]