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.

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 Taylor, who would be a senior this year if he had not withdrawn for the semester, could not […]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 […]

Ex-sex professor says GW let him go due to class academic standards

Former human sexuality professor Michael Schaffer, who met with University officials Monday, said they told him he was dismissed because his course wasn’t “academically rigorous” enough for University standards. Schaffer said Ruth Katz, dean of the School of Public Health and Health Services, told him school officials decided that his syllabus didn’t meet the academic […]

Mall a serious option for Commencement

University officials said Wednesday that the Mall area between 4th Street and 7th Street in front of Capitol Hill would be available for the 2006 Commencement ceremony. National Park Service officials would not comment on the discussions with the University, saying only that they are ongoing. Michael Freedman, GW’s vice president of communications, said no […]

Some organizations not confident in Katrina fundraiser

Nearly a month after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast and displaced thousands of New Orleans residents, the Student Association will be holding a four-day event to raise money for the disaster’s victims. But despite the kind-hearted intentions of SA organizers, some student leaders said they are disappointed that fundraising efforts were not better planned. […]