October 20, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 20

Stories from the October 20, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

$5 – $10 – $20

If you have $5 It’s official – The new baby panda has been named Tai Shan, or “peaceful mountain.” Even though the little guy will not officially debut until December, the zoo is hosting a talk at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday to discuss care for young “butterstick,” as he was previously nicknamed. Though Tai Shan […]

WEB EXTRA: Rocketman: space expert John Logsdon calls GW home

On a rainy afternoon, John Logsdon sits in his office on the fourth floor of the Elliott School of International Affairs building. His workspace is lightly decorated with models of the Space Shuttle and the Saturn V rocket that first took men to the moon and other pieces of space memorabilia. If his office does […]

SA Notes

Shakour aide sued for not fully releasing financial documents Former Student Association insider Brandon Sherr, a junior, filed suit against SA President Audai Shakour’s top financial aide on Sunday in an effort to receive the Shakour administration’s financial documents, which Sherr claims are public information. In late August, Sherr requested to view financial records from […]

Greek Briefs

Beta Bowl raises $1,800 for charity The Beta Theta Pi fraternity held its fourth Beta Bowl soccer tournament on Sunday to raise money for Martha’s Table, a volunteer organization that assists low-income and homeless children and families in D.C. “Beta Cup 2005 was a huge success this year,” said Beta Theta Pi President Eric Jesse, […]

WEB EXTRA: Suspcious package prompts Marvin Center evacuation

Posted Tuesday, Oct. 17, 10:40 p.m. Occupants of the Marvin Center were sent out into the chilly weather Monday night as University Police urgently evacuated the student center at about 9:23 p.m. because of a suspicious package. Tracy Schario, director of media relations, said a black bag was found inside a BMW car with its […]


In the story “Facebook rival has 500 at GW” (Oct 17., p. 3), the name of Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg was spelled incorrectly. Freshman Megan Norden was incorrectly identified as her mother, Cindy, in the photo caption for the story “Pulling Away at the Polls” (Oct. 17 p. 7).