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.

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 […]

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 […]