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.

December concert schedule

12/3 Dark Star Orchestra – 9:30 Club – $25 12/6 Sinead O’Conner w/ Sly & Robbie – 9:30 Club – $40 American Analog Set – Black Cat – $10 Bonnie Raitt w/ Marc Brossard – D.A.R. Constitution Hall – $45 12/8 The Sunday Mail – Staccato Lounge Pretty Girls Make Graves – Black Cat – […]

Va. man convicted of conspiring with Al Qaeda

Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, 24, was convicted in late November on nine counts of conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism. Among these were conspiracy to hijack a plane and conspiring to assassinate President George W. Bush. The case has serious implications in the legal sector of the U.S government’s anti-terror measures, as it provides a […]

Staff editorial: Darfur divestment contingent on action

The ongoing genocide in the Sudanese province of Darfur continues to be one of the worst atrocities presently facing humankind, while engendering little more than apathy from the world community. Aiding the genocide are multinational corporations continuing to operate in Sudan that inadvertently contribute to the Sudanese government’s sponsorship of militias responsible for the death […]

SA Notes

Coach service brings more than 200 students to Dulles The Student Association unveiled the Colonial Coach shuttle service Nov. 22 and 23, transporting about 220 students from the Foggy Bottom campus to Dulles International Airport in Virginia. The bus service, still in its trial stages, may be expanded for the December winter break with increased […]

Congress to finalize $14.3B in student aid cuts

Student activists are mobilizing to put a last minute stop to billions of dollars in student aid cuts after a pair of mixed votes in Congress last week. On Nov. 22, the House of Representatives voted to reject a major higher education spending bill that would haven frozen financial aid at 2005 levels, a surprising […]

Greek Briefs

Panhellenic Association votes to expand The Panhellenic Association, the group governing sororities, voted last month to expand the number of recognized chapters on campus from eight to nine. The announcement came as the Interfraternity Council, the fraternity oversight body on campus, invited both Sigma Chi and Kappa Alpha Order to GW. “We feel that another […]

From Deadheads to Claymates, December has a concert for everyone

Believe it or not, it’s December once again, and the fall semester is almost over. With less than two weeks of classes left, students will soon find themselves spending countless hours in the library finishing final projects and studying for exams. To keep from going crazy, perhaps some live music is in order, as December […]

Rare panda cub woos visitors to National Zoo

Tai Shan, the four-month-old panda cub at the National Zoo in Washington D.C., has become a national favorite with fans across the nation scrambling for tickets to see him. “Its amazing to me personally, the volume of enthusiasm and interest the cub is receiving from the public,” said National Zoo spokesman John Gibbons. Gibbons said […]

Counseling center offers advice to students feeling overwhelmed

Approximately one in five students has potentially debilitating anxiety about exams, and research has shown that exam-related anxiety can be so severe that it costs students a letter grade, said John Dages, associate director of the University Counseling Center. Dages said exam anxiety has increased in recent years at GW, a trend that is being […]