May 1, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 61

Stories from the May 1, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.


The photo caption accompanying the article “Sentimental for the District” (April 27, p. 7) erroneously stated that the band The Sentiment used to practice in New Hall. Also, due to an error by the band, photographer Ty Walker was not given credit for a photo taken of the band that appeared on page 7. In […]

Staff Editorial: Higher education policy needed

Our View: Lawmakers should put politics aside and address tuition costs, academic competition In response to $12 billion in student aid cuts passed by Congress in February, two Democratic lawmakers proposed a bill last month to cut in half interest rates on federally subsidized student loans. Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) and Sen. Dick Durbin’s (D-Ill.) […]

T. Neil Sroka: Many stakeholders in presidential pick

Although you’ll rarely catch any students saying it, every now and again President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg goes off and does the right thing in exactly the right way. While he’s certainly made his share of ill-fated and often bizarre missteps, Trachtenberg took the high road when he announced his plan to retire at the end […]

Fountain of sound

What is Augustana? The easy answer is the band that opened for Ben Lee and Aqualung at Saturday’s Fountain Day at Mount Vernon. As for what the word means, even the band doesn’t know. “We were told it means ‘small glimpse of hope’ in Latin,” bassist Jared Palomar said. “But we’re not for sure.” They’ve […]

GW Expat: Accelerated nostalgia

Junior Jeffrey Parker, a history major from Winston-Salem, N.C., spent the spring semester in Oxford, England, after also spending the fall term there. Twice a month, he shared his experiences and observations from England as one of GW’s many expats. This is his last column, but he will be spending the summer in England. It […]

Ask the Hatchet Geek: Cool Computers

Senior Kunal Johar, The Hatchet Geek, is a computer science major and co-founder of Twice a month, he will solve typical computer problems students face. E-mail the Hatchet Geek your computer queries at It always happens at the worst time. You finished your final paper a few days early and you decide to […]

Republican party looks to embrace college women

Could Republicans be shaking their “good ol’ boys” image? Some say the Republican Party’s female presence is undergoing a resurgence, even if statistically they are still very much in the minority. The number of Republican women elected to Congress has increased slightly over the last two congressional election cycles, starting with 44 in 2000, and […]

Protesters call for end to genocide in Sudan

About 15,000 people crowded the National Mall Sunday afternoon urging the U.S. government to take action against the genocide occurring in the Darfur region of Sudan. Speakers at the rally included 2006 U.S. Olympic gold-medalist Joey Cheek, Oscar-winning actor George Clooney and Nobel Prize-winning author Elie Wiesel, along with many other political activists and lawmakers. […]

University reduces planned cuts to academics

While a proposed budget originally called for $4 million to be cut from academic expenses next year, the University announced last week a final budget proposal that will cut $1 million to $2 million from academics. The University’s deans have not yet made final decisions about which programs will experience these cuts. According to a […]