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.

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 – […]

Quigley’s to host Tonic bistro

GW will house an American-style bistro in the vacant Quigley’s building at 21st and G streets after concluding an extensive search for a vendor, University officials announced Tuesday night. The bistro, called TONIC Restaurant, will be based off another TONIC located in Mount Pleasant in Northwest D.C. GW alumnus Jeremy Pollok, a co-founder of the […]

Sci-fi femme: Charlize Theron talks about ‘Aeon Flux’

The edgy MTV cartoon “Aeon Flux” was known for its hyper-stylized setting and its eponymous character, whose outfit left little to the imagination. The show amassed a cult following, and the studio began planning for a movie. Finally, after years in development hell, the show was adapted into a live-action movie, with the main character […]

GW professor named D.C.’s best

Matthew O’Gara, a GW lecturer in the University Honors Program and the Elliott School of International Affairs, was named the 2005 District of Columbia Professor of the Year last month. “It’s rather humbling to win an award of this magnitude, especially given that GW is full of excellent teachers and many could have (been) selected […]

WEB EXTRA: University makes changes to harassment policy

The University has finalized a sexual harassment policy after nearly five years of having an interim document in place. Susan Kaplan, associate vice president of human recourses, said the new policy resolves unclear procedures and ambiguous sections from the interim policy but contains no major changes. “Frankly what is most important to us is the […]