October 24, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 21

Stories from the October 24, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Stewart, Boston Pops highlight Colonials Weekend

More than 10,000 students, parents and friends attended the Smith Center on Friday and Saturday nights for two shows of comedian Jon Stewart and a performance by the Boston Pops at Colonials Weekend 2005. Considered a success by University administrators, the annual weekend welcomes parents to visit their students and alumni to come back to […]

Wanted: The perfect egg donor

Alongside “for rent” and “help wanted,” college classifieds make room for a different kind of ad: “egg donors wanted.” In campus newspapers across the country, egg donor agencies and infertile people seek out the best and brightest females with announcements that resemble singles personal ads. Most specify physical characteristics such as height, build and eye […]

Colleges revamp plans for emergencies

Colleges across the nation are quickly revamping security plans for natural disaster emergencies following the closings of several universities in the Gulf Coast area prompted by Hurricane Katrina. While many schools have detailed plans for terrorist attacks and man-made disasters, the recent hurricane season has forced university officials to reevaluate plans for natural disasters. D.C. […]

Vollyeball loses in five to A-10 newcomer

The 2003 season was the last time the GW volleyball team compiled a season worth referencing. The Colonials ended that season 21-11, finishing third in the Atlantic 10, losing in the first round of the tournament to eventual champion Dayton. GW started off the season 10-0, capturing the George Mason Invitational and beating out-of-conference teams […]

Synchronized stepping: Students embrace ballroom dancing

It’s almost midnight on a Wednesday, and the Health and Wellness Center second floor multi-purpose room is packed. But there’s not a sweaty T-shirt in sight. No spandex shorts. Not a mat or exercise bike either. Three boys stand close to the full-length mirrors lining the walls in garb not traditionally seen in the campus […]

Victims of 1939 research escape legal quagmire

Iowa’s Supreme Court ruled 4-3 late last month that victims of a controversial, 66-year-old study could sue the University of Iowa, citing the state’s own legislation as support for its decision. The 1939 “Monster Study,” as the experimenters came to call it, was led by a professor and graduate student who hypothesized that children would […]

Weekend split thwarts women’s soccer team’s playoff hopes

In the last homestand of the season, the GW women’s soccer team needed two wins to be in contention for the Atlantic 10 tournament. Despite the eight seniors on the squad celebrating their last weekend of play in Foggy Bottom, the squad was mathematically eliminated from postseason play. On Friday, the Colonials topped Massachusetts 1-0, […]

Part-time professor unionization leaders spend Colonials Weekend informing parents of their cause

Students and parents waiting in line to see Jon Stewart’s version of politics on Friday night first got a taste of GW’s own politics. Three adjunct professors, in addition to representatives of the Service Employees International Local 500 and members of the Progressive Student Union, handed out pro-union literature, and soliciting petition signatures Friday night […]

SA debates doubling student fee

The Student Association announced a plan last week to double the student fee to the SA in a move members said would directly benefit student organization funding. But some SA officials said the move is too drastic. Last week SA President Audai Shakour, a senior, initially proposed raising the student fee from $1 per credit […]

Some UPD officers are also GW students

The University Police Department employs several GW graduate students who want to get a taste of law enforcement while pursuing their master’s degrees. Students take on jobs at UPD for a variety of reasons, including job experience or just to make a living. Working for UPD can be a particularly attractive option for students studying […]