September 29, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 14

Stories from the September 29, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Professors sound off on cell phones

If a cell phone goes off in professor John Sides’ class, the caller, not the student, will be answering to the instructor for it. “If I can get to the phone before the person turns it off, I (answer it). Usually it rings, the class sucks in its breath, and the student usually turns it […]

Squad set to take on Virginia Tech

The last time the GW men’s soccer team faced an opponent from the Atlantic Coast Conference, it was one of the finest moments in program history. The Colonials defeated the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., in the first round of the NCAA tournament last year. This Saturday, the Colonials will have another […]

Rather defends Bush National Guard report to Kalb

Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather staunchly defended last year’s discredited story on President Bush’s National Guard service at the “Kalb Report” Monday night, saying he wouldn’t have acted differently if he could do it all over again. Almost seven months after Rather retired from his post as the lead anchor of “CBS Evening News,” […]

Volleyball tops UMBC in four

So what if it’s Maryland and not Washington. The GW volleyball team showed that it felt comfortable close to home Tuesday night in the Bay State, coming back from a one-game deficit to top the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, 3-1. Despite the Colonials’ recent losing ways, they did not want to change history. GW has […]

Taking test gets some students early registration

More than 300 freshmen will be able to register for spring semester classes a few days before their peers because of their participation in a University academic assessment program. A randomly selected group of freshmen in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences was offered priority registration if the students were willing to take a […]

George Stephens: Losing sight of the mission

I’ve spent the past several days contemplating the juxtaposition of two seemingly disparate events. The first is Dr. Benjamin Ladner, president of American University, creating a public relations storm (or worse) by wrong-headedly assuming a sense of privilege and entitlement misfitted to his professional role. The summary of his seemingly over-the-top expenses has been reported […]

One school, many campuses

When describing the home of the Buff and Blue, most students envision the lettered and numbered streets in Foggy Bottom, or the sprawling field at Mount Vernon Campus. But in actuality, GW has more than 20 branch campuses, spanning five states and three countries. Brian Williams, a graduate student of human resource development at the […]

Letters to the Editor

The other Americans Sam Sherraden’s photo essay “Crossing Paths in Mexico” (Sept. 19, pgs. 8-9) captures a reality some may find hard to swallow. It is only a glimpse, however, of the hardships that a destitute and poorly governed yet optimistic Mexican population tackles, even when directly juxtaposed against a nation to its north that […]

Students discuss black-Hispanic relations

A group of about 15 students brainstormed ways to improve the relationship between blacks and Hispanics in the United States during a roundtable discussion in the Marvin Center Tuesday. The students at the event, who came from all ethnicities and backgrounds, looked at both the differences and similarities between blacks and Hispanics and cited examples […]

Van Donovan: Student bites Oreo

“Student bites cop.” We all saw this headline in The Hatchet (Sept. 15, p. 1). When I read the article, it came as no surprise to me and other Hatchet readers that this girl was drunk when she did this. In a recent edition of The Hatchet, the Crime Log (Sept.