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.

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, […]

WEB EXTRA: Shakour now says Trader site will be up by month’s end

First, he told students it would be ready in August. Then, he said it would be ready in October. Now, Student Association President Audai Shakour is assuring students that the Colonial Trader Web site, a pillar of his campaign, should be ready by late November. Despite paying $11,000 to Web site developing company SwapSwop in […]

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 […]