February 8, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 39

Stories from the February 8, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

SA Senate passes marijuana reform resolution

The Student Association Senate passed a resolution Tuesday night submitted by GW’s chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, which calls for the reduction of sanctions imposed on students caught using marijuana. Greg Hersh, president of GW NORML, proposed that sanctions imposed for marijuana use be less than or equal to […]

WEB EXTRA: Scottish fiction: Alexi Murdoch is ready for his close-up

Alexi Murdoch has kind of stayed away from the “whole major label thing”. That being said, it’s not surprising that eight months after the release of his debut album “Time Without Consequence,” he’s hitting the road on an 18 date tour across the US, including a D.C. date February 11 at Rock and Roll Hotel. […]

Podcasts from the classroom

In the next couple of weeks, college students across the country will begin studying for midterms. Thanks to technology, some of them will be able to go back and listen to their lectures again. Podcasting – or the technology that makes it easier to download audio files as they are released – has begun to […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Mock Interview Mania Hone your interviewing skills to help land that dream job. Log onto GWork to see participating employers and schedule a time. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Locations vary Sponsored by the Career Center Doc Bengali Hypnotist Show Catch the show after the Women’s Basketball game as part of Air George: Winter […]

WEB UPDATE: Xavier ends 24-game home winning streak

Posted Saturday, Feb. 10, 11:32 For the first time in a few years, fans began filing out of Smith Center with time remaining on the clock. It’s been a while that a game was so out of reach that even an highlight-worthy run, one which the GW men’s basketball team always has buried in its […]

Alpha Phi hosts annual heart week

This week the Alpha Phi sorority is hosting its annual Healthy Heart Week to raise awareness about heart disease in women and to raise money for the Alpha Phi Foundation. The foundation is part of the sorority’s national philanthropy and has been a focus of the GW chapter since it was chartered in 2003. February […]

Corrections and clarifications

Corrections In the article “Activists protest Iraq War” (Jan. 29, p. 1) “Dancing Flowers for Peace” member Noel Martz was mistakenly characterized as a male. She is one of the seven female members of the group. In the article “Endowment breaks $1 billion” (Feb. 1, p. 1), University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg was misattributed in […]

Campus Plan nears approval after eight hearings

The Zoning Commission unanimously voted to advance GW’s 20-year Campus Plan application Monday night, after postponing its decision in mid-January. The 20-year plan would replace the current agreement between the city and GW on development restrictions. In its Jan. 17 hearing on the plan, the commission agreed that it would split up its decision on […]

SJT offers special aid to daughter of late Redskins owner

University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg offered to help the daughter of late Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke pay for college, while the 19-year-old settles a dispute over her father’s estate. Gerald Kauvar, special assistant to the president, said the University offered Cooke financial aid in the form of loans if she qualified for admission to […]