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.

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 […]

Organization encourages students to seek government jobs

Call to Serve, an organization that encourages students to pursue careers in the federal government, kicked off an initiative at GW last week in an effort to revamp the way federal jobs are marketed to college students. GW is one of six pilot schools selected to test the organization’s new publicity venture. Caroline Chang, program […]

Just like mom makes: comfort food in the District

Colonials Weekend has come and gone. That pot of homemade chicken noodle soup that mom left in your refrigerator sits empty, growing some sort of funky residue with the rest of your dirty dishes in the sink. Yet, as the weather grows chilly, you yearn for a taste of something warm and familiar. What’s a […]

Team has strong finish

Perfect. Well, almost. The GW golf team finished out their storybook fall 2005 season, arguably their best since the 1940s, in perfect fashion. The Colonials carded a 576 to finish tied for second Monday in the Old Dominion University Seascape Invitational in Kitty Hawk, N.C. “We were very happy,” coach Scott Allen said in a […]