October 27, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 22

Stories from the October 27, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Public universities losing state support

Taxpayer support of public higher education has dwindled more since 2001 than at any time in the last 20 years, the New York Times reported recently. The drop has led some education officials to use the term “privatization” to describe the trend affecting public universities, but even educators who refuse to label the transformation this […]

Group pushes for GW to change marijuana policy

A new student organization is trying to persuade GW to lessen its penalties for drug violations, particularly for students who lose University housing after being caught with marijuana in their dorm rooms. Students in GW’s chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws said they are critical of GW’s policy against marijuana […]

Edwards targets poverty on national college tour

Former senator and vice presidential candidate John Edwards returned to the public eye last week by kicking off a national college campaign to encourage students to fight poverty by volunteering in their communities. In the last two weeks, Edwards has spoken at 10 colleges as part of his “Opportunity Rocks” tour, which he hopes will […]

Schools plan for disaster

In the event of a terrorist attack or major national disaster, GW officials have long recognized the need to protect University network and computing systems. But in the disastrous wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, colleges around the country are evaluating the safety of their own technology services. While most institutions are prepared for local […]

BREAKING NEWS: Former President George H.W. Bush and wife Barbara to speak at Commencement

Posted Oct. 28, 2005 at 4:39 p.m. Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara will speak at the May 21 Commencement ceremony, the University announced Friday. “President and Mrs. Bush represent role models for generations,” said University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg in a statement. “Their dedication to public service; their strength as individuals […]

WEB EXTRA: AP president discusses state of journalism with Kalb

Associated Press President and CEO Tom Curley said Tuesday night that despite his own organization’s decrease in profits in 2004, and a myriad of problems facing the industry, he thinks the journalism business is not in trouble. “(We) need a standard-bearer, and AP provides that,” Curley said in his hour talk with journalist and scholar […]

Crime Log

Liquor Law Violation 10/23 – City Hall – 4:40 a.m. – case closed University Police received a call about an intoxicated female passed out on the eighth floor of the dormitory, but by the time officers arrived she had left the scene. She was later located on the ninth floor, and when officers and EMeRG […]

‘The Weather Man’ is mostly sunny

The world of network news has been explored in movies, like “Network,” or “Up Close and Personal,” but weathermen always seem to be lost in the rush. However, in Paramount Pictures’ new film “The Weather Man,” directed by Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean), the often forgotten and unrecognized weatherman is finally given his due. […]

Nicole Kidman on campus for ‘The Visiting’

The I Street mall by the Foggy Bottom Metro stop was host to a film set Monday, as the new sci-fi thriller “The Visiting” began filming in D.C. A remake of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” “The Visiting” stars Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig, and had been shooting in Baltimore until Monday, which marked the […]