November 7, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 25

Stories from the November 7, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW Expat: American desert dweller

Junior Geoff Bendeck, an international affairs major, will spend two semesters studying abroad in Cairo and Beirut, Lebanon. Twice a month, he will share his experiences and observations from the Middle East as one of GW’s many expats. “I don’t know, I’m not really from anywhere, my passport says U.S.A., but I’m never going back […]

American U. community reacts to Ladner’s termination

Last month’s dismissal of American University President Benjamin Ladner for embezzling nearly a half million dollars in school funds wasn’t the ideal way for freshman Ed Newman to begin his college years. But if you ask Newman what he thinks of his school’s former leader, his answer might surprise you. “He was a great leader […]

WEB UPDATE: Commencement to take place on Mall

Posted Wednesday, Nov. 9, 5:15 p.m. Updated 6:19 p.m. The May 21 Commencement ceremony will take place on the Mall, University officials announced late Wednesday afternoon. The announcement ends a month and a half of uncertainty about where the University’s annual graduation ceremony would be held. In September, National Park Service confirmed to The Hatchet […]

WEB EXTRA: Israeli soldiers discuss experiences at Hillel

About 40 students, faculty and Hillel staff members attended a discussion about soldiers’ experiences fighting in a war of biblical proportions Friday night at Hillel. Two Israeli Defense Force soldiers spoke of their experiences in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at a memorial event for the 10-year anniversary of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. […]

WEB EXTRA: Teams get new assistant coaches

A new season brings new coaches to Foggy Bottom. Both the men and women’s squads will benefit from the addition of a new assistant to their coaching staffs. This season the Colonials welcome Phil Rowe, formerly the head coach at several New Hampshire colleges, to the men’s staff; and Mike Bozeman, an acclaimed high school […]

Md. teen turns life around on football field

In high school, Raymond Brown had the makings of a great college athlete. He had talent; as a senior, his Maryland high school named him to his county’s all-star football team. He was versatile; as well as football, he could hold his own in basketball, baseball and track. And at 6’1″ and 200 pounds, he […]

Depth, athleticsm power men’s squad

Coach Karl Hobbs is a reserved leader, evidenced not by his courtside demeanor but his humble attitude regarding purported success. Last year, when the buzz surrounding his squad was loud and ESPN’s Andy Katz named the Colonials the season’s “it” team, Hobbs let his humble nature show. This year, there is no reason for Hobbs […]


The Nov. 3 article “GW readies for 2013 accreditation” (p. 12) incorrectly stated GW’s next accreditation date. The next accreditation will actually take place in 2008 – the same year the University’s self-study must be completed. GW will undergo a periodic review in 2013, which is completed halfway through each 10-year accreditation cycle. Also, due […]

Hospital lends helping hand in Pakistan

In the wake of last month’s devastating earthquake in the Pakistan border region, eight doctors and nurses from the GW Hospital traveled across the world to lend their hands and medical expertise to injured victims. The volunteer team of medical professionals, dubbed Operation Heart Beat, traveled to Garhi Dopatta in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir Oct. 14 to […]