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.

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 […]

Calendar

Tuesday American Medical Students Association General Body Meeting Last chance to become a member and order T-shirts. 5 to 6 p.m. Marvin Center Amphitheater Oxfam Hunger Banquet The Hunger Banquet is a dramatization of the global distribution of wealth. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Sponsored by the Neighbors Project and the Health […]

GW Briefs

Professor wins $200,000 grant GW Security Policies Director Gordon Adams was awarded a $200,000 grant from the MacArthur Foundation last month to develop a strategy to streamline national security resource and budgeting processes in the federal government. Adams, an international affairs professor, formerly served as assistant director for national security and international affairs at the […]

UPD steps up evacuation drills

University Police increased evacuation drills in dorms on the Foggy Bottom campus over the past month in order to better prepare students for potential emergencies. Additional drills took place from Oct. 17 to Nov. 7 in a select group of GW residence halls, mostly freshman dorms and densely populated dorms. UPD Chief Dolores Stafford said […]

Akingbade may redshirt; status of Mensah-Bonsu’s injury uncertain

Before senior Pops Mensah-Bonsu went down with an injury during Saturday’s exhibition against Division II team Augusta State, the GW men’s basketball team was planning to redshirt senior Dokun Akingbade for the 2005-2006 season, Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz said Sunday. The 6-foot-9 Maryland native is seen as the primary backup for Mensah-Bonsu. Coach Karl […]