November 21, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 29

Stories from the November 21, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Sigma Delta Tau’s upperclassmen and leadership removed

The Sigma Delta Tau sorority’s National Board of Directors has removed upperclassman members and leaders from its GW chapter, national sorority officials said Friday. The dismissal came as the result of “an internal investigation of risk management violations” conducted last week, said Ann Braly, executive director of Sigma Delta Tau’s national organization. The sorority was […]

When football was king, and why it never will be again

Tucked away in a file cabinet on the top floor of Gelman Library is an old GW brochure that previews the 1965 football season. Trumpeting the team’s depth and the leadership of head coach Jim Camp, the leaflet boasts that the Colonials are a team on the rise and “the football outlook at GW is […]

Corrections

A photo caption that appeared on the front page of last Monday’s Hatchet Nov. 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 […]

GW offers incentives for studying abroad in fall

Beginning next fall, a new living and learning community will offer students guaranteed housing, priority registration and $1,000 tuition grants to students studying abroad during the fall semester. About 625 students typically study abroad in the spring, while a little more than 250 students choose to go abroad in the fall. Senior Vice President for […]

Trachtenberg received $62,000 raise in 2003-2004

Over the course of a year, University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg received a $62,749 increase in salary and benefits, according to a report released last week by the Chronicle of Higher Education. In the 2003-2004 school year, the most recent period included in the new report, Trachtenberg earned $704,113 in salary and benefits, compared to […]

WEB EXTRA: GW students drawn to professors’ personalities

As students filed into class, opened their notebooks and looked up to their instructor to begin his lecture, archeology professor Eric Cline projected a large picture of an ancient toilet on the screen. “You didn’t anticipate this today did you?” he asked the room of almost 100 students, who chuckled at the notion of a […]

Art history professor dies suddenly at 58

Professor Melvin Lader, a former chair of the art history department who was currently serving as a graduate student adviser, died suddenly in his Alexandria, Va., home Wednesday of a heart condition. He was 58. Lader is survived by his wife and two sons. This semester he taught a graduate seminar in 20th-century art. He […]

WEB EXTRA: Local scientists discuss D.C. weather patterns

Scientists addressed a small audience of D.C. residents at the Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences Friday night to make them aware of global weather patterns that affect the District. Local NBC 4 meteorologist Chuck Bell said one of the biggest challenges in predicting D.C.’s weather, as opposed to other areas, […]

Students, officials and community members debate merits of Square 54 plan

University officials defended their mixed-use development plan for Square 54, the empty site across from the Foggy Bottom Metro, despite opposition arguments from community members and some students at a debate Thursday night. The debate, hosted by the Enosinian Society, a new student organization created to facilitate discussion among students and faculty, took place on […]