February 26, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 44

Stories from the February 26, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Professors, students debate merits of Net-based classes

Some GW graduates earn their degrees without setting foot on any campus. Known as “distance learning,” the online programs GW offers allow students to take courses using the Internet to gain the same credits as traditional on-campus classes. The programs were designed by GW to reach a wider variety of students, said Sheryl Elliott, an […]

After win, Hobbs disappointed

PHILADELPHIA – The GW men’s basketball team had five players in double figures in Saturday’s 86-74 win over La Salle at Tom Gola Arena. They shot 51 percent from the field, out rebounded the Explorers by nine and had two players with double-doubles. But Karl Hobbs was not happy. He said he was disappointed with […]

Student Association Endorsements: EVP run-off: Poor choices abound

The two candidates running for Student Association executive vice president in the run-off election are two of the individuals least-qualified to run the senate from the original field of five. Neither Nick D’Addario nor Brand Kroeger seems to fully understand the advocacy role of the SA, and they each espoused positions that would poorly suit […]

Two different campaigns both yield success

The top two vote-getters Thursday night for Student Association president could not have had a more different approach to campaigning. While both are veteran SA Senators with two years’ experience, one ran the only full slate of the year’s election with a team that almost swept the senate seats. The other was the only presidential […]

Rachel Replogle: My run-in with the law

The morning I was supposed to leave for winter break, I awoke to the noise of a person slamming doors and yelling in our New Hall living room. Upon investigating, my irate roommate threw a rotten tomato at me – one that I had placed on her desk after she refused to throw it away. […]

Juliet Moser: To speak or not to speak

Without a doubt, GW is a political campus. From students interning on Capitol Hill to congressmen speaking at the Marvin Center, GW is the school for future policy-makers, movers and shakers. Common summer jobs include campaigning and canvassing, and political science students seem to dominate campus – but maybe it’s just that we’re much louder […]

RHA’s Martha’s Marathon raises money from Housing auction

The Residence Hall Association raised more than $20,000 for need-based scholarships Friday at the annual Martha’s Marathon housing auction. Students battling for three of the top five housing picks in the Marvin Center collectively raised $19,300, with the highest individual bid at $6,800. Last year’s highest bid was $7,100. In its 42nd year, the event […]

Letters to the Editor

Don’t bash effective programs In his column in the Feb. 20 issue, John McCormack disparagingly characterizes the $13,000 Student Association Colonial Coach program and the $1,000 program providing free condoms in residence halls as “offensive” and “pork-barrel projects” (“Why the SA president does not deserve $15,000 of your money,” p. 4). In my opinion, Mr. […]

Former FDA heads convene

Four former U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioners discussed controversial issues that have politicized the agency in a panel discussion Wednesday afternoon in the Jack Morton Auditorium. The event, sponsored by the GW Medical Center’s Project on Scientific Knowledge and Public Policy, drew about 200 professors, doctors and government employees to campus. The FDA protects […]