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.

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 […]

Bahraini activists fight for democracy, social justice

Two political activists from Bahrain described their fight for social justice and called on students to help bring democracy to the Middle East at the Marvin Center Amphitheater Thursday night. The activists were hosted by Students Defending Democracy, a student organization striving to educate Americans about the threat of terrorism and promote democratic ideals. One […]

Starbucks happy with 24-hour store on campus

On Thursday, Gelman Starbucks was full of students typing away on their laptops and reading textbooks – at 3:05 a.m. Starbucks began 24-hour operation on Jan. 14, remaining open non-stop from Sunday until Friday at 10 p.m., and closing at 10 p.m. on Saturdays. Though the coffee venue located on the ground floor of Gelman […]

Fraternities see record recruitment, with 22 percent increase since 2003

The Interfraternity Council’s spring recruitment ended earlier this month with more people joining a Greek-letter group this year than any year in recorded history. Last academic year, 277 male students joined a Greek-letter organization compared to this year’s 290. While GW’s Office of Greek Life does not have complete records for participation in groups, records […]