December 1, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 30

Stories from the December 1, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.


The Nov. 21 article “GW, FBA debate Sq. 54” (p. 6) incorrectly stated that the Advisory Neighborhood Commission passed a resolution 5 to 1 against GW’s plans for the site. The resolution was passed 4 to 1. Also, the dissenting vote was cast by ANC commissioner James Morris, not chairman Vince Micone. The article “SJT […]

RHA pushes for changes in inspection policy

The Residence Hall Association is urging the University to institute an appeals process in which students could get back items wrongly confiscated during health and safety inspections. University officials said the first round of inspections has been completed, and more than 1,200 items were confiscated from students’ rooms. They said there are no plans to […]

WEB EXTRA: Program Board urging students to vote against constitution

The Student Association held a special two-day election starting Wednesday in which students had the opportunity to vote on the adoption of a new constitution for the government. While some organizations are campaigning against the new constitution because they oppose potential changes to how elections would be run and the SA’s structure, SA senators supporting […]

WEB EXTRA: Much Ado about the Folger Theatre

The Folger Shakespeare Theater’s production of Much Ado About Nothing takes a more serious and dramatic approach in spite of the play’s light title. The stage is set just at the close of World War II on a British estate. Brits and Yanks, jubilant with the peace, set about finding love, in the case of […]

GW receives $4.7 million grant from Homeland Security

GW will spend the next two years training first responders in the event of a terrorist attack after receiving a $4.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. GW was one of 267 institutions and organizations vying for a share of the $30 million in the 2005 budget for the Department of Homeland […]

GW’s community relations unlike any other D.C. school’s

While some label the conflict between GW and the community as the typical “town-gown” dispute that would happen at any university located in a city, none of the college communities in the District view the schools in their neighborhoods with the same level of animosity Foggy Bottom has toward GW. When it comes to GW’s […]

Irregular sleep patterns plague students

It’s 12:45 a.m. on a weeknight, and sophomore Lisa Ramodhar sits at a round table with two of her friends on the fourth floor of Gelman Library. To her, the night is still young, and sleep is nowhere in sight. “I sleep one and a half to three hours every night,” Ramodhar said. “I figure, […]

Bohemian rhapsody: “Rent,” the movie

As a modern rock opera appearing on Broadway, Jonathan Larson’s Rent sets such contemporary issues as AIDS, poverty, sexual orientation and relationships against the background of eight struggling “bohemians” in New York’s East Village. It also addresses questions we all ask ourselves, such as “What am I doing with my life?” and “Who do I […]

GW’s poster boy: Will Alexander is a ubiquitous presence on campus

Six years running, second-year graduate student Will Alexander has never paid a dime of tuition to GW. Alexander, who graduated in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, received four years of free tuition through a GW scholarship for D.C. high school students. Now, as a presidential administrative fellow, he’s earning an MBA – […]