November 3, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 24

Stories from the November 3, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Two attempted suicides reported this year

Officials reported two student suicide attempts so far this school year and said the figure demonstrates the University Counseling Center’s improved ability to monitor the mental health of students. University officials said the UCC is now more efficient in addressing the needs of students, and therefore statistics regarding suicide attempts are more accurate than they […]

Hatchet wins prestigious honor

For the first time in at least 50 years, the Associated Collegiate Press named The Hatchet a winner of its Pacemaker award. The Hatchet was one of 25 college newspapers in the country to receive the ACP’s top honor for the 2004-2005 academic year. Judges selected Pacemaker winners based on a publication’s coverage, content, quality […]

WEB EXTRA: Movie review: ‘Jarhead’

War films often become tiresome, as war itself is often described as having long periods of dullness punctuated by moments of frenetic activity. War is never experienced through the same lens, and is a different experience from one platoon to another. This distinction seems to be mirrored in the life cycle of the war-film genre. […]

GW readies for accredation process

GW administrators have formed a steering committee to focus on a self-evaluation of the University’s academic programs and campus operations in preparation for an accreditation process. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education conducts a voluntary university accreditation program every 10 years to assess universities’ quality of education. “GW has already begun preparations for the […]


The article “GW readies for flu epidemic” (Oct. 31, p. 1) reported that the avian flu virus has not yet demonstrated the ability to infect people via human-to-human contact. The virus cannot easily infect people via human contact, but has demonstrated that ability in a limited number of cases. The article incorrectly attributed a statement […]

WEB EXTRA Hanson speaks at GW

When most people think of the band Hanson, many things may come to mind: that infectious mega-hit “MMMBop,” the boy band genre and maybe even the label of “has-beens.” The words innovator and indie, however, may not be some of them. But the three brothers from Tulsa, Okla., are trying to change that. They are […]

Varsity roundup

Swimming Sophomore Jeff Glazer was named Atlantic 10 performer of the week. The Dix Hills, N.Y., native placed first place three times against American and Catholic universities last weekend. Glazer won the 500-yard freestyle in 4:530.42. On Saturday at American, Glazer captured the 100-yard and 200-yard freestyle events. The squad returns to the pool Saturday […]

Crime Log

Simple Assault 10/30 – International House – 2:20 a.m. – open case When University Police officers arrived at the dormitory, Metropolitan Police officers were already interviewing a male complainant. He told police that while he was on the elevator four unknown males started pushing him and one punched him several times. He was unable to […]

Mothers claim D.C. police ‘tortured’ inmates

The mothers of six Washington, D.C. inmates called on city officials last week to investigate claims of torture at the District’s main prison facility. Based on accounts they had received from their sons, other inmates and corrections officers, the women testified before a hearing by the city council’s judiciary committee on Oct. 24 that their […]

One-man band: Musician Keller Williams provides his own back-up tunes

Keller Williams’ extraordinary ability to entertain a crowd on his own developed from the simple desire to entertain himself. This one-man band uses a pedal-operated recording device to record a section of music, then sets it on a loop, allowing him to play over it, expanding the sound with layer upon layer of intertwining rhythm […]