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.

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 […]

American U. president fired over spending

American University’s board of trustees announced Monday night that Benjamin Ladner will not return as president of the Washington, D.C. school following a weeks-long investigation into allegations that he embezzled university funds for personal use. Acting board Chairman Thomas A. Gottschalk made the announcement at a news conference Monday night, prompting cheers from a small […]

Student victim of attempted robbery at gunpoint

Three incidents involving robbery or theft on or near campus have been reported to University Police since Saturday, according to a flyer distributed by UPD. A female was involved in an attempted robbery Monday evening at about 11:20 p.m., when she was approached from behind by three subjects at the intersection of 24th and I […]


Thursday Generic Theatre Company presents: “Stone Cold Dead Serious” 7 p.m., additional showings Friday and Saturday, 7 and 10 p.m. both nights. Lisner Downstage Auditorium Sponsored by the Generic Theater Company Friday Colonials Invasion Meet the men’s and women’s basketball teams and watch the cheer and dance teams in their first performance of the season, […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct 10/9 – JBKO Hall – 6:00 a.m. – case closed University Police officers responded to a reported dispute between two individuals in a relationship. The female had gone into the male’s room, at which point he told her to leave, and pushed her out of the room. When officers arrived, the female had […]

Corrections and clarifications

Due to an inappropriate substitution by an editor, a sentence in the Oct. 6 crime log (p. 5) said University Police escorted a student claiming “diplomatic immunity” at the Hall on Virginia Avenue to his “embassy” at Thurston Hall. University Police Chief Dolores Stafford did not use the word “embassy.” The student was escorted to […]

Professor describes influence of blogs

Some people call them journalists; others denounce them as partisan fanatics. But whatever they are, professor Henry Farrell said they’re here to stay. Farrell, an assistant professor of political science and international affairs, spoke about the growing influence of Web logs – or blogs – and how they are changing the face of politics in […]

Evans hopes to cleanup prostitution in city

D.C. City Councilmember Jack Evans, whose constituency includes Foggy Bottom, is trying to make the city a place that is not profitable for prostitutes and their pimps by sponsoring legislation to deter practicing and soliciting the trade. Evans’ office cited a recent increase in prostitution in the Logan Circle area, near the Shaw-Howard University Metro […]