November 14, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 27

Stories from the November 14, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Where have all the science students gone?

When junior Kate Murphy came to GW two years ago planning to major in political science, she was just one small fish in a very large pond. Now, she’s one of fewer than 20 students majoring in physics, a program that graduated just four students last year and where she knows nearly everyone by name. […]

Blowing up Google: Tailored search results make statements

Google searches are a staple of any student’s life. But even with the world’s most comprehensive search engine, you don’t always find what you’re looking for, or expect. Google the word “failure” or the phrase “miserable failure” and the first of more than 200 million sites to appear is the White House biography of President […]

Staff editorial: Shakour must address sexual harassment charges, executive turmoil

Anyone who chooses to assume the role of Student Association president also voluntarily chooses to assume a higher level of personal responsibility. As SA President Audai Shakour faces charges of sexual harassment brought by an SA colleague, it is important to remember that all individuals involved in ongoing investigations are innocent until proven guilty. Even […]

John McCormack: Past the rhetoric: A fresh perspective on abortion

In the age of the sound bite, meaningful discussion on the most important matters that face this country is often non-existent. Nowhere is this more apparent than the dialogue surrounding the issue of abortion. While most politicians are content to peddle mere platitudes of support for a “culture of life” or a “woman’s right to […]

GW to forgive packing tickets in exchange for toys

GW’s Office of Parking Services will be allowing students, professors and staff with outstanding University parking tickets and overdue fines to pay off their violations with toys. “It is my personal belief to do something that gives back to those that are less fortunate,” said Larry Cohen, director of Parking Services. “Parking is looked at […]

Breaking the ice: GW debuts Curling Club

Curling, an official Winter Olympics sport popular in Canada and several European countries, has finally made its way to campus with the formation of the GW Curling Club. Sophomores Laura Yee and Jason Kramer registered the new group as an official student organization this fall as a way to start competing in tournaments with their […]

Dalai Lama speaks to D.C.

The Dalai Lama spent his birthday afternoon Sunday speaking to a full MCI Center crowd on “Global Peace Through Compassion.” The 70-year-old spiritual leader is on a 10-day visit to the District, addressing issues ranging from neuroscience and meditation to the Tibetan-American relationship. The Dalai Lama, often communicating through an interpreter, spoke fondly of his […]

Donald O. Parsons: Restoring educational excellence at GW

As we enter the enrollment period for spring 2006 classes, students are reminded that something is not quite right at GW. The luckiest students sign up for the classes they want, courses taught by regular faculty members at reasonable hours. If they are very aware and have a choice in the matter, they end up […]