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.

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 […]

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 […]