October 13, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 18

Stories from the October 13, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

WEB EXTRA: Students compete in Colonial Idol at MVC

Twelve students participated in the second annual Colonial Idol Monday night, a talent competition whose winner will sing the national anthem at the Colonial Invasion ceremony Friday night. This year’s champion, sophomore Yoko Uchida, is a native of Japan and moved to the United States six years ago. “In Japan, I used to go to […]

GW Republican hopes to join Pennsylvania state house

Senior Mark Harris is not your typical 20-year-old college student. He has his own Web site. He e-mails reporters from his Blackberry during movies. He drives home almost every weekend to ask strangers for money. And he is running for a state representative seat in Pennsylvania. Harris, a conservative Republican, is challenging incumbent Rep. Tom […]

WEB EXTRA: Capitals back in action

With talk of rookie phenomenon Sidney Crosby and Wayne “the Great One” Gretzky’s return to the sport as a coach, there’s no question that hockey is back. The only question is whether the fans will be back as well. After resolving labor disputes that caused the cancellation of the 2004-2005 National Hockey League season, the […]

Union negotiating with Aramark demands respect

Aramark employees working in the Marvin Center are in the process of negotiating a new contract with the food provider. Muriel Patterson, a production supervisor in J Street who represents 100 food service workers at GW in negotiations, said Aramark rejected all four of the union’s main proposals during the first round of negotiations in […]

WEB EXTRA: Varsity Roundup

M. Golf Led by senior Brian Carroll, the GW golf team captured fifth place at the Baylor Invitational at the par-72 Bear Ridge Golf Club near Waco, Texas. The finish extends the squad’s streak of top five finishes to 11 tournaments. The Colonials shot an aggregate score of 887 while the winner, Baylor University, carded […]

SA Notes

Shakour nominates Sheeron to court Student Association President Audai Shakour nominated junior Christopher Sheeron to fill one of the last two vacant seats on the Student Court. After a more than four-week period without having a nominee, on Wednesday afternoon Shakour announced that Sheeron would fill the final undergraduate vacancy on the Student Court. Members […]

Greek Briefs

Fraternities welcome 167 new members Fraternity rush ended last week, and an additional 167 male students on campus now call themselves members of one of GW’s 12 recognized fraternities. GW’s fraternity oversight organization, the Interfraternity Council, for the second year in a row had an expanded two-week rush period, which gave prospective members the chance […]

Student think tank debuts in Washington

There is nothing remarkable about another think tank – except when it is mostly made up of people too young to run for political office. That’s the idea behind the Roosevelt Institution, the United States’ first student think tank, which launched the first issue of its national student policy journal the Roosevelt Review last week […]

College Democrats, College Republicans stay mum on Miers

Against all odds, President Bush seems to have finally found a way to prevent verbal conflict between the GW College Democrats and GW College Republicans: he nominated one of his lawyers to the Supreme Court. Because of the lack of reported information available concerning her judicial philosophy, representatives from both student groups said they have […]