September 22, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 12

Stories from the September 22, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Law targeting student drug offenders stirs debate

When Prewitt Witham, a former student at the New England Institute of Technology in Warwick, R.I., was caught with marijuana in his system while driving, he knew he was in legal trouble. What he didn’t realize at the time was that the offense would end up costing him his education. Under an obscure federal law […]

Greek Briefs

Tau Kappa Epsilon takes home awards, gets criminal law charge dropped Tau Kappa Epsilon returned from its national conclave in July with five awards given to the top fraternities within the organization. GW’s Tau Kappa Epsilon chapter received awards for outstanding recruitment, initiation rates, community service, extracurricular involvement and alumni relations. “(Tau Kappa Epsilon) is […]

New, cheaper satellites allow student space research

Space may be the final frontier, but it’s no longer a frontier off limits to college students. “CubeSat,” a program developed at Stanford University and California Polytechnic State University, now offers students and companies the chance to build and launch tiny cube-shaped satellites to conduct research in low-orbit space above the Earth’s atmosphere. At about […]

Volleyball tops GMU

Fairfax, Va., is a bit closer to home than Ohio. Maybe that’s why the GW volleyball team was able to get back on a winning track. The squad won its second straight match 3-1 Tuesday night against George Mason. The Colonials (4-7) outscored the Patriots (3-7) 30-20, 27-30, 30-21, 30-23 in a two-hour match that […]

CMJ Music Marathon 2005: Blues from a red state

NEW YORK – “Decline seems to be a really useful thing for music,” opined Simon Reynolds, author of “Rip It Up and Start Again: Post Punk 1978-1984,” at a panel discussion at CMJ Music Marathon entitled “How a City Becomes a Scene.” Reynolds was speaking in economic terms – financial decline allows for cheap housing […]

Liberal professors outnumber conservatives, study finds

College professors who consider themselves politically liberal far outnumber their conservative colleagues, according to a report released last week. “The American College Teacher,” based on a survey conducted by UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute, found that roughly 52 percent of American college professors describe themselves as “far left” or “liberal,” while only 20 percent said […]

Ex-standout T.J. Thompson picked No. 1 in CBA draft

When GW alumnus T.J. Thompson went undrafted in the 2005 NBA draft, many thought he would disappear into basketball oblivion in Europe. Instead, Thompson will be playing in the Continental Basketball Association after being selected number one overall in the league’s 2005 draft. The expansion Albany Patroons took the Maryland native in the Sept. 20 […]

Operation Ceasefire, an anti-war music protest

This Saturday will be the first of four days of protests in support of all U.S. forces leaving Iraq. To kick off the event, a free concert will take place at the Washington Monument. The festival, aptly named Operation Ceasefire, aims to shake the D.C. population (and beyond). Organizers of the event anticipate a success […]

Students rescue, treat Katrina victims

As senior Marc Berenson toured a New Orleans Wal-Mart last week – the same one that Hurricane Katrina survivors looted in the wake of the storm – a smell somewhere between human feces and rotting food permeated the store. “The stench was horrific,” said Berenson, a paramedic and supervisor with EMeRG who spent last week […]

GW Hospital expands pet therapy

Esther Kramer has been visiting GW Hospital for arthritis treatment, and until now, her rehabilitation exercise has been somewhat painful. But a new addition to the staff, a nine-year-old golden retriever named Maggie, has helped make the process a bit easier. As the hospital’s first “pet therapist,” Maggie arrived at GW about three weeks ago […]