November 17, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 28

Stories from the November 17, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Corrections

A photo caption that appeared on the front page of Monday’s Hatchet (11/14) misspelled the name of GW junior Nikoleta Tzaferos. The article “Blowing up Google” (Nov. 14, p.10), incorrectly stated that a Google bomb about the Arabian peninsula Ali Khoshgozaran started is no longer the number one result on the search engine. It is […]

WEB EXTRA: A little off the top: Cuttin’ Up D.C. barbershops

When the house lights dimmed on Arena Stage’s world-premiere performance of Cuttin’ Up, the audience heard a familiar radio personality telling them how to be an appropriate theatre audience. The voice told everyone not to eat, crinkle candy wrappers or talk during the performance – common sense to most of the audience who had probably […]

WEB EXTRA: Former VP candidate addresses College Republicans

Before a crowd of about 70 students, former Republican vice presidential candidate Jack Kemp gave a speech on poverty and capitalism in the United States but did not address the major issues facing the GOP. Kemp, who unsuccessfully ran for vice president with Bob Dole in 1996, is a former professional football player, member of […]

WEB EXTRA: GW looks to expand BA/JD program

University officials said they hope to increase the number of students participating in the six-year bachelor’s and law degrees program next year. The BA/JD program, in its second year, has five students enrolled this year and hopes to attract 15 incoming freshmen to participate in the program next year, Admissions Director Kathryn Napper said. “We […]

Staff editorial: New year, new people, same old Student Association garbage

This week could not be worse for Student Association President Audai Shakour. While Student Judicial Services investigates allegations of sexual impropriety brought against him, some members of the Senate have drafted articles of impeachment outlining various alleged failures of leadership on the part of Shakour. While the results of the sexual misconduct investigation are a […]

WEB EXTRA: 200 students learn about poverty at Oxfam hunger banquet

About 200 students were forced to confront the issues of poverty and unequal wealth distribution during the Oxfam Hunger Banquet Tuesday night in the Marvin Center. “This is a dramatized version of what goes on in the world because of poverty,” said freshman Talia Recht, a human services major and volunteer involved in the project. […]

Adam Conner: 9/11 is to Katrina as Bush is to avian flu

You don’t have to look far to see the seeds of disaster being planted all around us. They can be found throughout Southeast Asia and Europe; even throughout time, where the lessons we should have learned stretch as far back as 1918. We have ignored them at our own peril for far too long. The […]

Greek Briefs

Greek Week ends with $2,800 raised Greek-letter organizations will donate about $2,800 to the American Red Cross, contributing to the relief efforts stemming from the hurricanes that decimated the Gulf Coast earlier this year, said junior Jennifer Nedeau, the Panhellenic Association vice president of marketing and public relations. Some of that money, raised during this […]

Marijuana legalization in Denver has proponents planning

Denver citizens voted earlier this month to legalize marijuana use for some residents, a success that has activists planning further initiatives. On Nov. 1, a measure that made possession of marijuana legal for citizens over the age of 21 passed with 54 percent approval. However, the substance is still illegal under state and federal law, […]