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.

Arts extra: Raas team loses title

They swirled around the stage, costumes aflutter, with the beaded accents clacking together to the rhythm of the drums and the twirling of the dandiyas, or small batons, they held in their hands. But not even an enthusiastic crowd and homefield advantage could help the GW Raas team defend its title as two-time champion of […]

Omar T. Woodard: Government as good as the students

All too often on this page we read politically charged rhetoric about the actions of our government. We read about the Iraq war, a sputtering economy, high gas prices and gay marriage. None of these issues convinces the American public that their government is committed to the same principles and ideals by which they live. […]

GW Expat: The quietest KFC in Cairo

Junior Geoff Bendeck, an international affairs major, will spend two semesters studying abroad in Cairo and Beirut, Lebanon. Twice a month, he will share his experiences and observations from the Middle East as one of GW’s many expats. The first thing that goes through your head when you walk into the KFC in my neighborhood […]


Monday “The Colombia-U.S. Free Trade Negotiations: Challenges and Opportunities for Colombia” 9 to 11:15 a.m. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Sponsored by PorColombia GWU and the GW Center for Latin American Issues GW Animal Advocacy general meeting Get involved with speaking out against animal cruelty. 7:15 to 8 p.m. Marvin Center 307 Circle K general member […]

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 […]


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 […]