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.

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,” […]

SA, MCGB elections, violations begin

Let the complaining begin. The official campaign period for the general election began Tuesday and 50 complaints were filed with the Joint Elections Committee that day against candidates who could be running for positions in the Student Association, Marvin Center Governing Board, or Program Board, according to the election oversight body. JEC Investigator Jeff Goodman, […]

SA lobbies for University to stop using Social Security numbers

The Student Association Senate passed a resolution last week recommending that students have the option to remove their Social Security numbers from their transcripts. The University phased out Social Security numbers from the library and GWeb portal systems last semester, but some students are still concerned about the numbers appearing on official transcripts. The resolution […]