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.

The Bar Belle: The 18th Amendment

The 18th Amendment 613 Pennsylvania Ave., S.E. Washington D.C., 20003 A couple of weeks ago, what began as a few Thursday drinks at an L Street bar ended with my friends and I getting offered a snort of coke by a guy who claimed to be a lawyer (we declined it), a phone number by […]

Columbian College releases Deans candidate finalists

After almost eight months of searching for a new dean, the Columbian College search committee has released a shortlist of five candidates. During the next two months the candidates will be visiting the campus to meet with student groups like the Student Association, faculty members and administrators, according to a CCAS press release. The search […]

GW visits 49ers for first time

Heading to Halton Arena for the first time Thursday night to play Charlotte, some might think that the No. 8/9 GW (AP, ESPN/USA Today) women’s basketball team should be fazed by the 49ers’ 22-game home winning streak. For junior Kim Beck, Charlotte is just another team on the schedule. “We’ve had some pretty tough road […]

NORML SA drug sanction reform opposed by administrators

University officials said they do not support a Student Association resolution that calls for more lenient sanctions for marijuana use. Last week the SA Senate voted for the University to examine a less-stringent sanction for students guilty of marijuana violations. GW’s chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws introduced the resolution, […]

‘Ragin’ Cajun’ Carville returns to SMPA

Democratic political strategist James Carville was back in his old venue Monday night, telling students what he thinks about the new Democratic majority in Congress, the Iraq War and the state of politics today. Carville, a Louisiana Democrat who served as an adviser to former President Bill Clinton in his 1992 presidential campaign, spoke to […]

College Republicans leadership divided over marriage event

Some College Republicans executive board members said an event the group sponsored honoring traditional marriage should have never taken place. Last week the organization announced an event in which wedding cake and palm cards would be handed out to promote the Republican position in favor of marriage between a man and a woman. The event […]

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 […]