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.


Monday REAL Conversations A discussion on the decline of men on college campuses 7 to 9 p.m. Mount Vernon Campus Pub Sponsored by the Student Activities Center Tuesday Discussion of the war in Colombia, negotiations for peace and implications for the 2006 election Noon to 1 p.m. Old Main 415, 1922 F St. Sponsored by […]

WEB EXTRA: Creative force behind Coggins competes on “Iron Chef”

Students know him from contributions to works such as “The Guido,” “Brawny Beef” and “Turkey Cool Ranch.” He had his own television show on the Food Network. He owns two restaurants. And now Michael Symon has another accolade under his belt: a competition against the Iron Chef. “The Iron Chefs typically don’t lose,” said Michael […]

GW Briefs

GW continues collaboration with XM Radio This month marks the one-year anniversary of GW’s partnership with XM Satellite Radio and Tony Bennett’s Exploring the Arts foundation in producing “GW Presents Beyond Category,” a weekly two-hour radio series showcasing the music of songwriters and musicians. Featuring artists such as Cole Porter, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and […]

WEB EXTRA: Katrina relief raises $6,200

The Student Association-organized Katrina relief week raised about $6,200 from Oct. 6-10, said sophomore Casey Pond, the SA executive’s vice president of public affairs. “We are very pleased with both the turnout of students at these events as well as the funds raised for this tragedy,” Pond said. The $6,200 figure is not the final […]

Staff Editorial: Health and Safety intrusions foster student contempt

Attempting to mitigate potential fire and safety risks in residence halls, GW hired an outside contractor to conduct health and safety inspections in students’ rooms. During the check, the inspectors have a mandate to confiscate items such as candles, weapons, halogen lamps and other items the University lists as prohibited. While the University has the […]

WEB EXTRA: Sorority hosts fourth annual “Miss Freshman Pageant”

Toochi Ngwangwa was crowned Miss Freshman 2005 out of a group of 11 contestants Sunday night during a pageant ceremony emphasizing students’ academic achievements, community service participation, creativity and personality. The Miss Freshman Pageant, which focused on the theme “Excellence: Unified through Purpose and Poise,” was hosted by the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority and was […]

Adam Conner: Don’t expect funny from Jon Stewart

On Friday, a year and six days after his now-legendary appearance on CNN’s now-defunct debate program, “Crossfire,” Jon Stewart will mark his return to GW with two appearances during parents and alumni weekend. Last year, on Oct. 15, Jon Stewart traveled to Washington for a special appearance on CNN’s “Crossfire,” which he was fond of […]

Bush aides illegally bought positive news coverage, say officials

Bush administration officials broke the law when they paid a reporter to favorably portray Bush education policies, according to a report released in October by the Government Accountability Office. The report is the first effort by the congressional agency to investigate the legality of the sponsored news coverage. The Bush administration paid conservative journalist Armstrong […]

Pulling away at the polls: Some students don’t vote like their parents

Cindy Norden was chatting with a family friend at a party in September when the topic of conversation turned to Cindy’s daughter, Megan, a GW freshman. “Is she involved with any school organizations?” Cindy recalls her friend, a Democratic Massachusetts state representative, asking. “Yes,” Cindy replied. “She’s a member of the GW College Republicans.” A […]