February 22, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 43

Stories from the February 22, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

News analysis: Fretting $50k, fixed tuition

When GW debuted its fixed-tuition plan in February 2004, the idea garnered praise from a number of outside observers. Newsweek, which listed the University as one of its “25 hot schools” in 2005, said that one “doesn’t have to be a policy wonk” to appreciate a flat tuition plan for four years of college. Boston […]

WEB EXTRA: iTunesU continues to expand class lecture podcasts

University officials hope to have nearly 30 classes using iTunes to broadcast lectures on students’ iPods by next semester. The Apple iTunes U program chose GW as a pilot school last fall for its new program to broadcast professors’ lectures on the portable music devices. University officials said the program will expand at GW, increasing […]

Early Decision applications down by about 200

Admissions statistics released this month show that about 200 fewer students applied to GW through early decision this year compared to last. For next fall, the University accepted 830 out of about 1,500 early decision applicants, 110 fewer students than were accepted for last fall when about 1,700 students applied through early decision. There was […]

Letters to the Editor

V-day does stand for more than just vaginas In her column, Meredith Jessup argued that V-day celebrations involving “The Vagina Monologues” and a giant papier-m?ch? vagina denigrates women’s accomplishments (“V-day should stand for more than just vaginas,” Feb. 12, p. 4). V-day is a global movement that aims to end violence against females everywhere. Thus […]

State Dept. official says international economy growing

Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Sullivan discussed President George W. Bush’s accomplishments in international economics in Duqu?s Hall Tuesday night. Sullivan, head of the State Department’s Bureau of Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs, said growth in the international economy has been higher in the last five years than any five-year period since World War II. […]


Updated Friday, Feb. 23, 6 a.m. Posted Friday, Feb. 23, 1:21 a.m. Junior Marc Abanto will face sophomore Nicole Capp in the runoff election for Student Association President, the election oversight committee announced early Friday morning. The Joint Elections Committee also announced that sophomore Brand Kroeger will vie for the executive vice president position against […]

Ruptured pipe flooding causes $35,000 in damage

Two weeks ago, three burst pipes caused flooding across University buildings, including a burst in the ground floor of the Marvin Center. Now it is turning out to be an expensive clean-up operation. Assistant Director of Media Relations Matt Lindsay listed the estimated cost of the damages at more than $35,000. This total includes about […]

BREAKING NEWS: JEC releases preliminary vote tallies

Posted Friday, Feb. 23, 6:07 a.m. The Joint Elections Committee announced the following preliminary results for student office Friday morning at about 4:30 a.m. (Results are preliminary, as the presumed winners are pending checks on disciplinary records, among other criteria for eligibility.): President Marc Abanto, junior, with 28.9 percent Nicole Capp, sophomore, with 26.7 percent […]

Black students find their roots in February

In the late 1970s, Black History Month was established as an expansion of the 1920s Negro Achievement Week in honor of the day Frederick Douglas used to mark his birth. This year, the Black Student Union and other multicultural organizations on campus are proposing a new goal and a new name for the month of […]