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.

Student body to vote on changes to SA constitution

Student Association President Audai Shakour signed off Saturday on changes the Senate made last week to the SA constitution, ensuring they will go to the student body in a referendum. While most of the proposed changes to the SA constitution are clarifications of language, they also include dramatic changes to how the SA is structured. […]

Residents sit down with ‘Dr. Gridlock’

Foggy Bottom and West End residents discussed construction and pedestrian safety with The Washington Post’s “Dr. Gridlock” last week to voice their concerns about traffic issues in the neighborhood. Ron Shaffer, who writes a traffic column for The Post and is known as “Dr. Gridlock,” answered questions from about 15 residents at the West End […]

Employers, marketers and parents accessing Facebook database

Editor’s note: The article is the second in a two-part series on who may be reading students’ Facebook profiles. Part one, which was printed Thursday, can be found in The Hatchet’s online archive. With many students revealing addresses, cell phone numbers, schedules and sexual preferences on Facebook, they should be aware that employers, admissions offices, […]

GW to launch Spring Term after yearlong delay

The GW community may see some unfamiliar students strolling around Foggy Bottom this spring. GW Spring Term, a new program that allows students from universities nationwide to study at GW, is set to launch after a yearlong delay. The program was initially supposed to be in place during the spring 2005 semester, but due to […]

Metro officials propose new train configurations

Metro officials are working to make trains more secure, give them a more modern look and increase their capacity in response to riders’ concerns. In light of terrorism on subway trains in Spain and London within the past few years, one of the primary concerns of transportation leaders and residents is the safety of passengers […]

House bill would release Tupac surveillance records

Fans of Tupac Shakur may soon learn more about the influential rapper’s death, thanks to legislation proposed in the House last week. The Tupac Amaru Shakur Records Collection Act of 2005 would require all federal, state and local agencies to release the files they have that pertain to the life and death of Shakur, including […]

Dulles shuttle offers free rides to Virginia airport

Securing transportation to Dulles International Airport may be a lot easier and cheaper this Thanksgiving break for some students. A Student Association initiative called Colonial Coach will run buses between the Foggy Bottom campus and the suburban Virginia airport on Nov. 22 and 23 at no cost to students. “Our goal was to make this […]