February 20, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 42

Stories from the February 20, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Student Association Endorsements: Casey Pond for Student Association president

Over the course of the past year, the Student Association has emerged from years of squabbling and scandal as a body that is slowly regaining some of its credibility and usefulness. Under President Lamar Thorpe’s leadership, the group has kept free from scandal, enacted several tangible initiatives to help students and maintained a focus on […]

Fee increase, restructuring will not be voted on in ’07 general election

Student Association President Lamar Thorpe’s proposed changes to the structure and spending of the SA – originally scheduled to appear on the ballots during this week’s elections – have been postponed to allow for consideration by the SA. Thorpe’s proposals, which he introduced in January, consist of two significant changes. The first is a restructuring […]

The Keys to Freedom

At age 19, Tzvetan Konstantinov entered Sofia’s Pancho Vladigerov conservatory with national musical notoriety. The teenager with a gift for pitch had been studying piano since he was five, and by this time had a loyal fan base and sold-out concert tours throughout Bulgaria. “I was on national TV, performing right and left. I was […]

Student Association Endorsements: Andrew Cooper for EVP

The Student Association senate is a strange animal at a unique school. This deliberating body designed to discuss student issues often devolves into a mock U.S. Senate with students stroking their political egos. The situation has improved this year, however, with new direction from the SA’s executive branch and senators willing to put ambition and […]

WEB EXTRA: Student Association Executive Vice Presidential candidate complete profiles

Name: Andrew Cooper Year: Sophomore Hometown: Beaufort, S.C. Major: Political Science, economics Slate: None Running Mate: Casey Pond Clubs/Activities: Community resource associate (GWHP), Black Student Union/Multicultural Student Services Center, Colonial Army, Word Up!, GW Democrats, house proctor, critical needs tutor – Ward 7 Platform: Reduce the printing fee, convert CMail to GMail, more funding for […]

Weekly check up: Testicular Cancer

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the names Lance Armstrong, Tom Green and Scott Hamilton? It might not be testicular cancer, but for prevention’s sake, it should be. Armstrong, a Tour de France winning cyclist; Green, a celebrity comedian; and Hamilton, an Olympic medal-winning figure skater, are all survivors of […]

Student Association Endorsements: Peter Fu is best for PB chair

As was the case last year, only two students are running to chair Program Board, an organization that is responsible for organizing major events on campus such as Fall Fest and Spring Fling, as well as some smaller ones. Unlike last year, both candidates have shared fundamental beliefs: that the organization must raise more money […]

Islamic scholar calls GW home

An installment in a series of profiles on GW professors. Since 1984, one of the world’s foremost Islamic scholars has been teaching here at GW. University Professor of Islamic Studies Seyyed Hossein Nasr specializes in Sufism, Islamic philosophy and metaphysics. Nasr teaches “Islamic Philosophy and Theology” at the undergraduate level as well as a graduate […]

Letters to the Editor

Fixed tuition is bad news When University officials adopted fixed tuition, with great fanfare, they said it would make GW stand out. Boy, were they right. Two weeks ago, both The New York Times and Washington Post carried the news of GW’s tuition and fees exceeding $50,000 for next year’s incoming students. Other media outlets […]