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.

Universities staying in touch with students by cell

College students have come to view cell phones over the years as a social need. Before long, they may find them to be an academic necessity as well. In collaboration with mobile phone technology firms, some universities are looking to make cell phones an extension of their digital information systems, allowing students to keep up-to-date […]

Women’s basketball notes

Beck assumes leadership role Sophomore point guard Kim Beck exhibited characteristics of a leader against the Everyone’s Internet All-Stars Sunday. Beck did all the little things: taking a charge, making sound decisions on fast breaks and hitting six of 10 three-point shots. Coach Joe McKeown said the biggest change Beck has made for this year […]

It ain’t Long Island: The Karachi kid

Forget the first 10 people you met at GW – not everyone is from Long Island. Or New Jersey, for that matter. Or even Pennsylvania. Though many times you may hear students asking one another “Nassau or Suffolk County?” GW really does attract students from interesting locales all over the country and the globe. Meet […]

Where have all the science students gone?

When junior Kate Murphy came to GW two years ago planning to major in political science, she was just one small fish in a very large pond. Now, she’s one of fewer than 20 students majoring in physics, a program that graduated just four students last year and where she knows nearly everyone by name. […]

Blowing up Google: Tailored search results make statements

Google searches are a staple of any student’s life. But even with the world’s most comprehensive search engine, you don’t always find what you’re looking for, or expect. Google the word “failure” or the phrase “miserable failure” and the first of more than 200 million sites to appear is the White House biography of President […]

Staff editorial: Shakour must address sexual harassment charges, executive turmoil

Anyone who chooses to assume the role of Student Association president also voluntarily chooses to assume a higher level of personal responsibility. As SA President Audai Shakour faces charges of sexual harassment brought by an SA colleague, it is important to remember that all individuals involved in ongoing investigations are innocent until proven guilty. Even […]

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 […]