January 25, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 35

Stories from the January 25, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Thorpe proposes overhaul of SA

Student Association President Lamar Thorpe proposed a dramatic overhaul of the SA’s structure that would reconfigure the legislative and executive branches in the annual state of the SA address Tuesday night. The plan – which is outlined in a proposed constitution – would keep the SA Student Court, but creates an Executive Board that would […]

CRs, CDs watch Bush

While games and jokes characterized the GW’s College Democrats State of the Union address viewing party, the College Republicans hosted an event to provide a serious environment Tuesday evening. “People’s negativity toward the President is old. I wish I could hear something positive,” said Michael Zekas, a sophomore in attendance at the CRs’ party in […]

Grade inflation on the rise

Like other schools nationwide, grades at GW are on the rise, but not necessarily because students are earning it. Some officials and faculty members believe that grade inflation is a problem at the University, but have decided not to take action against what they see as a futile situation. “Everybody recognizes that (grade inflation) is […]

Making Martelli mad

A message from Saint Joseph’s head coach Phil Martelli to a GW fan sitting behind his bench: the things said about Mrs. Martelli were completely out of line. Karl Hobbs, GW’s head coach, also has a message for that fan: stop, because those kinds of insults are disgustingly inappropriate. “I would prefer not to comment […]

Student activists walk in anti-abortion march

More than 20 GW students joined an estimated 30,000 anti-abortion protesters in a march to the U.S. Supreme Court Monday on the anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. The “March for Life” has been held annually since the first anniversary of the Jan. 22, 1974, court ruling. Roe v. Wade determined anti-abortion laws […]

Late-game run extends home winning streak

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Diversity Slideshow

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Hobbs: Moore will play with leg injury

Junior Cheyenne Moore is playing despite pain from a lower leg injury and will likely be hampered for the rest of the season. “It’s a struggle for him,” Hobbs said of Moore. “It’s really hard. He’s fighting through it the best he can. The most frustrating thing for him is playing through the pain. The […]

SA president proposes student fee increase

Students might be opening their wallets a little wider next year to support the Student Association. SA President Lamar Thorpe proposed a $1 per credit-hour increase in the SA student fee during his State of the SA address Tuesday night at Mount Vernon. The new student fee would apply to all new incoming undergraduate students […]

WEB UPDATE: A “cool” Rice gets 27 in win over Rhode Island

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