February 4, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 38

Stories from the February 4, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Sean Redding: A Super Tuesday for Democrats

After months of build-up, Super Tuesday is finally here. Tuesday’s series of primaries may well decide the Democratic and Republican nominees for President. That makes this week an exciting time across the nation, and especially at a school like GW, recently ranked by the Princeton Review as the most politically active campus in the nation. […]


In “Programs Aim to Curb Plagiarism” (Jan 24. 1), The Hatchet misidentified the RefWorks program as EndNote. RefWorks is a tool for organizing research and creating bibliographies, not scanning for instances of plagiarism. In the Snapshot “Sorority Sale” (Jan. 31, p. 2), The Hatchet erroneously stated that the sorority members in the photo were raising […]

Letters to the Editor: Reactions to Coulter’s visit

Coulter criticism well-deserved Sergio Gor’s recent opinion “Coulter criticism undeserved,” (Jan. 31, p. A4) reads like Coulter herself; this is no great surprise. Coulter often misrepresents the positions of liberals, because cartoonish mischaracterizations are easier to attack than real ones. Gor makes the same error when he suggests his opponents are arguing for a monopoly […]

GW Brief: Gelman helps disabled students access library resources

Thanks to a donation and collaboration between Gelman Library and Disability Support Services, blind and visually impaired students can now access resources in the library with more ease. Last month the library held a ribbon cutting ceremony in celebration of its two new assistive technology suites – study rooms that are equipped with speech, scan […]

Graduates voice HOVA concerns

Graduate students living in the Hall on Virginia Avenue are concerned about poor living conditions, and many feel the University is not acting quickly enough to address their concerns. Residents in HOVA said in interviews that they live with malfunctioning elevators, walls splattered with mold, little to no lighting in their rooms and without personal […]

Staff Editorial: Student fee increase must pass

For the second time this school year the Student Association is proposing a student fee increase to supplement funds for the several hundreds of student organizations on campus. As this page has asserted through the failed attempts, we firmly agree with such a proposition and believe that the student body should embrace this opportunity. Unlike […]

Musicals barred from Lisner space

The downstage theater at Lisner Auditorium is bleeding and student theater groups at GW are feeling the pain. The theater, the principal location for student theater productions, will not be used for musical productions this semester because sound “bleeds” into the main stage at Lisner. “It’s not that musicals have been outlawed (at Lisner downstage), […]

Amy Hocraffer: Honoring students’ work

Imagine a required class where the entire grade is based on a single assignment. Now imagine that for some students in this class the assignment is a 10-page essay, for others it is a 40-page research paper, and for a lucky few, it is simply to attend class. With class requirements this unequal, students would […]

Beer pong bedazzled

Red Solo cups and ping pong balls have taken on their own definition at GW and nearly every other college setting, so when a pyramid formation of plastic cups align on a makeshift table it can only mean one thing: beer pong. With an elegant flick of the wrist – becoming less graceful with each […]

University acquires three townhouses

The University acquired the former Sigma Chi fraternity house at 20th and G streets this December, and is also in the process of renovating two townhouses on F Street. Several days after winter break began, the University bought the house formerly occupied by Sigma Chi for $1.8 million, according to D.C. land assessment records. Sigma […]