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.

DOT presents options for Whitehurst Freeway

The D.C. Department of Transportation revealed four different possibilities for the future of the Whitehurst Freeway – D.C. drivers’ main route from downtown to the Key Bridge in Georgetown – at a public meeting Tuesday. The agency spent almost a year conducting a $550,000 feasibility study to measure the impact of demolishing the freeway, a […]

NASA rethinking student outreach

NASA administrator Michael Griffin said in testimony before Congress early this month that his agency is reformulating its outreach efforts to college students to prepare a new generation to explore space. Griffin cited poor math and science test scores and the inability to produce an abundance of science majors as factors in deciding to form […]

Transfer students less engaged on campus, study finds

Almost half of all college seniors took at least one course from another postsecondary institution before enrolling at their current institutions, according to the annual National Survey of Student Engagement released last week. Education experts call the act of taking classes from multiple institutions “swirling,” and it has them concerned because the findings indicate that […]

GW hopes to improve scheduling process

In light of a task force report released earlier this year on the state of course scheduling and classroom shortage difficulties, the University has made strides to improve the scheduling process that plagued students, courses and faculty members last year. According to the report, almost 200 courses were left without a classroom during the spring […]

SA Notes

Senate approves two election officials, fails one nominee The Student Association Senate approved two students and failed one to sit on the Special Elections Committee, an oversight body that will run an SA special election to be held before winter break. The special election is a referendum for students to vote to approve new governing […]

WEB UPDATE: Women fall to Virginia in opener

Posted Saturday, Nov. 19, 12:33 a.m. The University of Virginia had 43 rebounds en route to a 66-53 win over the GW women’s basketball team in both teams’ regular-season opener. The Cavaliers (1-0) took advantage of poor passes and eight missed free throws by the Colonials (0-1) to secure the win. Virginia is 25-4 in […]

Bar Belle: The Common Share

My ongoing search for live music and good booze in the District took me this week to one of my favorite bars in the city, Staccato. But as much as I love Staccato, its one downfall is its not-so-cheap drinks. I was tipped off about the bar right across the street: The Common Share, also […]

Calendar

Thursday Environmental activism: Not just a hobby Join U.S. PIRG to learn more about the year-long, full-time, paid fellowship positions with Green Corps. 6:30 p.m. GW Career Center Workshop Room Sponsored by Green Corps & GW Career Center. Friday Divine Nine Date Auction Come bid on the members of the school’s black fraternities and sororities, […]

Will Dempster: Don’t worry – yet

After Saturday’s unexpected scare at the hands of Division II Augusta State, GW men’s basketball fans understandably were looking for answers to myriad pressing questions. Yes, the Colonials – whom some experts designate as a sleeper Final Four team – surrendered nearly as many points to the Jaguars as to the Demon Deacons of Wake […]

Letters to the editor

Hold the door How can student life at GW be improved? Though broad and sweeping student-driven initiatives often produce worthwhile results, I feel that lofty, long-term goals look past some of the simplest and easiest solutions. One of the best answers I can provide for improving student life is to hold the door. Though it […]