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.

University unsure of any Darfur holdings

University officials said they are unsure if the school is invested in businesses with operations in Sudan’s Darfur region more than a month after students began pushing GW to refrain from holding stock in such companies. Earlier this year, Stanford University decided to divest from companies believed to do business in Darfur such as PetroChina, […]


Friday Academic Success Series: Improve Study Skills Learn tips for taking better notes and how to develop study plans to make sure you get that ‘A’. 4 to 5:30 p.m. 2033 K St. Suite 330 Sponsored by the University Counseling Center Time, Einstein, and the Coldest Stuff in the Universe A lecture by William Phillips, […]

WEB UPDATE: Colonials tame Terriers

Start the slideshow! Posted Friday, Dec. 2, 10:47 p.m. Although Foggy Bottom is itching for the BB&T Classic matchup with the University of Maryland Monday, the GW men’s basketball team still had a formidable opponent in Boston University Friday night. The Terriers have already played No. 1 Duke and Michigan and came into the Smith […]

University could decide on four-by-four by March

Over the last few months, University officials, faculty members and students have visited seven universities on the East Coast to examine other schools’ use of the four-class, four-credit system, and to gauge the possibility of switching student course loads at GW. Donald Lehman, vice president of Academic Affairs, said the task force could make a […]

Crime Log

Unlawful Entry 11/24 – Munson Hall – 10:41 p.m. – case closed University Police received a call about two suspicious people in the dormitory. When officers arrived on the scene they found a black male and female with a baby inside one of the dorm rooms. When officers first tried to enter the room the […]


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 […]