October 6, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 16

Stories from the October 6, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Kevan Duve The ivory town center

A university is, by nature, a permanent construction zone. When not moving earth to erect new physical structures, it works to shape the souls of students who enter it seeking knowledge, truth and beauty. Universities have traditionally labored so that the former endeavor would facilitate the latter one. The metaphoric ivory tower weds architecture with […]


A correction from the Oct. 3 issue failed to correct the name of Matthew Monaco, who was previously credited as Matthew Manaco and Matthew Morrisson. The story “Hooking up: the new dating” (Oct. 3, p. 1) misspelled the name of Jeff Schrimmer. Due to an editing error, the article “Shakour Web site late to debut” […]

Crime Log

Liquor Law Violation 10/2 – 2600 block of L Street – 12:15 a.m. – case closed University Police responded to a call for an intoxicated GW student found unconscious on an off-campus park bench. The individual was immediately transported to GW Hospital because of excessive alcohol consumption. Referred to Student Judicial Services Disorderly Conduct 10/2 […]

As gas prices remain high, University mulls cuts for next year

Despite a plea from President Bush for Americans to conserve energy, University officials said they have no plans to cut back on energy consumption by restricting the use of vehicles. But as gas prices continue to rise, the University may have to cut back on vehicle use next year. Johnnie Osborne, chief financial officer for […]

A cinematic capital: D.C. is no stranger to Hollywood

Nicole Kidman is coming to campus to film a movie – but really, it’s no big deal. Students might as well shrug their shoulders and walk away as she films “The Visiting” at the GW Hospital later this month – after all, she’s just one in a line of Hollywood demigods that have used the […]

Anti-abortion group hands out apples to promote adoption

It’s not uncommon to see students from Voices for Choices, the abortion rights group, handing out its famous cookies and condoms in Kogan Plaza. But this week Colonials for Life, an anti-abortion student group, hosted its first Apples for Adoption event to educate students about choosing adoption over abortion in the event of a crisis […]

Navy outguns water polo

Exactly one month after the start of its season, the GW water polo team finally played a home game. Judging by the results of its game against No. 14 Navy, the friendly confines of the Smith Center failed to provide a home pool advantage, as the Colonials lost 14-3 Tuesday night. After starting out the […]

Performance group feels absence of founder

As musicians, poets and rappers demonstrated their crafts at Think Tank Revolution’s performance this weekend, members of the group had just one person on their minds: founding member Trent Taylor, who was diagnosed with leukemia last spring. Taylor, who would be a senior this year if he had not withdrawn for the semester, could not […]

Racial diversity stays stable but GW has fewer blacks

Despite the University’s emphasis on a racially diverse student body, statistics released this week show that for the past three years, undergraduate diversity at GW has been relatively stagnant, and there are 100 fewer black students enrolled now than there were a year ago. Each year in October GW compiles admissions statistics noting each student’s […]

AU president faces possible termination

With his reputation already in tatters, American University President Benjamin Ladner will soon learn if embezzlement charges against him will end his career at the Washington, D.C. school. The university’s board of trustees will meet Oct. 10, following a now month-long investigation into allegations that Ladner used university funds to pay for personal expenses. Based […]