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.

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 […]

Bedewi’s cousin pleads guilty to misusing nearly $80,000

Paul Bedewi, a former research scientist at GW’s National Crash Analysis Center, pleaded guilty last month to misusing almost $80,000 of federal funds. Bedewi, who also served as deputy director of vehicle safety and biomechanics at the Virginia center, was charged with theft concerning federal funds in the U.S. District Court Oct. 24. He is […]

Letters to the editor

Disconnected logic Tyler Hahn’s “The Parisian Intifada” op-ed (Nov. 10, pg 4) was a breath of stale air. I am appalled that the situation in Paris has been written off so flippantly as a militant Islamic extremist movement. It is not surprising when the news media, such as Fox News, portrays it as such and […]

MCAT to get makeover in 2007

Students planning on attending medical school will soon be taking a new type of Medical College Admissions Test. The Association of American Medical Colleges announced in July that by 2007, the MCAT will transition entirely to a computer-based test and eliminate pencil-and-paper exams. New features also include fingerprint identification and fewer questions for a shorter […]

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 […]