February 15, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 41

Stories from the February 15, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Icy weather prompts class cancellations, delayed opening

Administrators pushed back the opening of the University until 10 a.m. Wednesday and canceled classes after 5 p.m. Tuesday because of the icy weather in D.C. and the surrounding metropolitan area. The National Weather Service reported about two inches of wintry-mix precipitation – including snow, freezing rain and sleet – around the District, which has […]

Letters to the Editor

Involvement in local politics is a reality Kudos to Sam Salkin’s column encouraging students to focus more on D.C. issues close to home (“Cast your political net closer to home,” Feb. 8, p. 4). The D.C. Federation of College Republicans has been working this year to strengthen our ties with the community and reach out […]

Staff Editorial: SA must reach consensus with administration first

This week, Student Association President Lamar Thorpe vetoed a resolution urging administrators to equalize sanctions for alcohol violations and cannabis use. GW officials’ apparent refusal to budge on the rejected legislation is not surprising, as the GW chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, which drafted the legislation, never discussed the […]

Kyle Spector: It’s lonely at the top

It was only four years ago when I first learned to append most of my thoughts about the University with “I’m paying $40,000 a year for this?” Now, incoming freshmen must update their figures in this knee-jerk reaction by GW students to almost any malfunction or absurdity of the University. With the official matriculation price […]

Andrew Siddons: An open letter to our benevolent leader

Dear President Trachtenberg, I hope this letter finds you well. I hope you’re enjoying your last semester at GW as much as I am. At the very least, it seems that your post-graduation plans are in slightly better order than mine. Anyway, as your book, titled “Write Me a Letter! The Wit and Wisdom of […]

WEB EXTRA: Jennifer O’Connor to play Rock & Roll Hotel

Jennifer O’Connor, a New York-based singer-songwriter, adapts her songs to both folk and Indie rock aesthetics with seemingly equal ease. Always a lover of music, she sang as a little kid, but it wasn’t until she graduated from college that she began writing her own songs. In an interview with The Hatchet, even she admits, […]

Singing for life

While many turn to products and even surgery to slow the physical effects of aging, Health Care Sciences Professor Gene Cohen thinks he has the answer to holding off some of the mental effects. Cohen has researched how engaging in a variety of creative endeavors, including singing and folk art, affects the health of senior […]

WEB UPDATE: GW back on track with win over Temple

Posted Saturday, Feb. 17, 5:50 p.m. GW’s men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs decided before Saturday’s 84-72 win against Temple at Smith Center that his team, coming off four straight losses, needed a change. Hobbs benched senior Dokun Akingbade and sophomore Rob Diggs, a pair of his big men, for the start of the game. The […]

Sq. 54 vote delayed again

The D.C. Zoning Commission postponed its decision on the future of Square 54, the vacant lot across from the GW Hospital, at its meeting Monday night. The proposed mixed-use complex, which includes 84,000 square feet in commercial space, more than 300 residential apartments and business offices, was submitted to the commission last spring. The Square […]

Charles Schummer discusses new book, Iraq, and ’08 race

Sen. Charles “Chuck” Schumer (D-N.Y.), speaking at GW Tuesday night, said the key to the Democrats’ success in future elections is to focus on the middle class of America. Schumer spoke to students in an event sponsored by the College Democrats in the Jack Morton Auditorium. His discussion focused on his new book, “Positively America,” […]