April 3, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 53

Stories from the April 3, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Vote for Thorpe

The Student Association run-off election presents students with a clear choice between two polar opposite candidates. Morgan Corr represents the so-called SA insider camp while Lamar Thorpe brings some SA experience with a fresh outlook and enthusiasm for student government. It is a choice between a new direction and more of the same. Given the […]

Controversial feminist Paglia addresses honors students

The perceived weakness and disintegration of the American humanities education was the topic of discussion at the biannual honors symposium held Friday night. Camille Paglia – a noted author, university professor of 30 years and controversial orator – spoke to an audience of approximately 90 students, teachers and guests Friday about her concerns with what […]

Staff Editorial: Lasky for EVP

The two candidates left in the executive vice presidential race are competent and committed. Josh Lasky’s experience navigating the University bureaucracy and his grasp of how to pragmatically address student issues, however, separates him substantially from Angela Chang. Lasky was a front-runner for The Hatchet’s initial EVP endorsement. He has all of the characteristics necessary […]

Admissions office says SAT mistakes won’t have major effects

About 150 GW undergraduate applications were affected by the grading problems that plagued nearly 5,000 SAT test-takers this year, but the mistake will have little or no effect on the admissions process, University officials said. Kathryn Napper, director of Undergraduate Admissions at GW, said she received the names of affected students shortly after the College […]

Tim Kaldas: Stop the games with adjunct union

In October 2004 the adjunct faculty voted to form a union affiliated with SEIU 500 and engage in collective bargaining with the University. The vote was certified by the National Labor Relations Board, the federal body meant to oversee and arbitrate disputes surrounding unions and unionization. GW continues to refuse to negotiate with the legally […]

New Verizon antenna set to be built on Funger by late summer

Students using Verizon cell phones next year should have drastically better reception on campus. The University and the cell phone carrier agreed to a contract after seven months of negotiations that will place an antenna atop Funger Hall. The contract was signed last week, and the University expects the new Verizon antenna system to be […]

Susan Goldstein: Don’t forget Mississippi

Ever since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, I have been consumed with thoughts about the well-being of the people who live there. I read about Katrina and saw the news reports, but to see the situation first-hand, six months later, you wouldn’t believe that so many people’s lives are not even close to being […]

GW Law student threatens lawsuit against Hillel over terrorist allegations

A student accused of having links to terrorists is threatening to sue two prominent Jewish organizations if allegations against him are not dropped immediately. Fadi Kiblawi, a third-year law student, continues to deny claims made in an e-mail sent last week over the Hillel listserv that he is a terrorist and associates with suicide bombers. […]

John Bennett: Let immigrants in

Half a million people protested in Los Angeles over immigration March 25. It was the largest demonstration in the history of LA. A year ago, few beyond the Minutemen – an anti-illegal migrant vigilante group – and Hispanic activists were discussing immigration. Now, the House of Representatives has passed a resolution, the president has introduced […]

GW loses A-10 opener

Momentum swung back and forth. The GW women’s lacrosse team fought hard but lost to ninth-ranked Richmond 16-14. Junior attacker Laura Hostetler found the net four times in the Colonials’ Atlantic 10 opener at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex Sunday. Midfielder Kristin Karcsh, attacker Annie Howley and defenseman Katelyn Honeyford chipped in two goals each. […]