October 17, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 19

Stories from the October 17, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Karen Hughes defends Middle East trip at SMPA

Amid rising public opposition to the war in Iraq, Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Karen Hughes asserted that “freedom is a universal desire” in a speech at GW on Friday. Hughes, who had just returned to America from a trip to the Middle East, reiterated that Iraq’s constitution vote this past […]

Download dealings: students skirt music piracy regulations

Like many college students, Jason Sterlacci has a lot of music stored on his computer. Also like many of his peers, he hasn’t paid for much of it. Sitting in his dorm room in Ivory Tower, the senior uses a program called myTunes Redux to browse through nearly 50,000 songs from more than 100 people […]

Gelman to add 300 graphic novels

A graphic novelist and a scholar of comics gave keynote speeches Friday night at an event commemorating the addition of more than 300 graphic novels to Gelman Library. Over the next year, the University will be adding the graphic novels, which are defined as comics of at least 48 pages that tell a story. Gelman […]

What’s the deal with … no J Street in D.C.?

The only J Street in the District is at the corner of 21st and H streets. In a salute to one of D.C.’s left-out letters, GW named its food court J Street when the place was renovated in 1994. Students, however, may not know the real reason Washington’s alphabet-ordered street plan jumps from I Street […]

Facebook rival already has 500 GW members

While facebook.com has become an essential to college campuses, this year the most popular college networking Web site has a new rival. Last month a group of students launched XuQa.com – a racier alternate social directory that has sparked competition between the two Web sites. XuQa co-founder Ali Moiz, who graduated last year from Williams […]

Frisbee causes sprinklers to flood New Hall

Students were forced to evacuate New Hall Friday afternoon after students playing Frisbee in one of the hallways hit either a fire alarm or sprinkler head, causing the sprinklers to go off. Witnesses on the ninth floor said a fire alarm began to sound and the sprinklers began to spray water all over the hallway. […]

Softball shuts out two local squads

Instead of playing one game the length of two normal ones, like the Astros and Braves’ 18-inning marathon two weeks ago, the GW softball team played two games half as long as normally scheduled Saturday. In the final games of their fall season, the Colonials won both parts of their doubleheader via the eight-run “mercy […]

Building the University: Freemasonry, SJT and GW

It’s been traced back to orchestrating the Jack the Ripper killings, concealing the true identity of Jesus’ children and secretly running the world. Closer to home, this semi-secret organization has ties to GW and American history – through University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg. Freemasonry traces its history to medieval European stonemasons, who worked on grand […]

Water polo drops two to ranked teams

For the GW water polo team, beating 11th ranked Princeton is difficult to begin with, as evidenced by its 0-2 record versus the Tigers this season entering Sunday. Beating them without ejected coach Scott Reed, the Colonials found out, was impossible. GW lost both games of its doubleheader, first 11-9 to No. 17 Bucknell, then […]

University confiscates student property deemed unsafe

Changes to inspection procedures have left some students missing their private property and calling confiscation of prohibited items unreasonable and invasive. GW has contracted a private company to conduct health and safety inspections previously performed by Community Living and Learning Center employees. Last week the University announced that “highly trained and experienced professionals” from HRH […]