December 5, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 31

Stories from the December 5, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Human sciences, geosciences among doctoral programs likely to be axed

University administrators have recommended the closing of the human sciences department, an interdisciplinary psychology program, in an effort to condense the number of doctoral programs at the University. The human sciences department is one of two programs that may be fully cut, along with the geosciences department. The program has not yet been officially terminated […]

Kyle Spector: The least wonderful time of the year, for some

All Christians should beware: With the relentless attacks on Christmas from the American left, there will soon come a time when it will no longer be socially acceptable or even safe to celebrate Christmas. Holiday cheer will be outlawed, Christmas trees burned and all ornaments smashed. If this sounds ridiculous, that’s because it is. Although […]

SA constitution election under injunction

The Student Association court will hear a case Tuesday evening that will determine if the results of last week’s special referendum that may install a new constitution will become official. On Nov. 29, sophomore Paul Roos filed a case with the Student Court blaming the special Joint Elections Committee, a two-member group overseeing the election, […]


Monday Voices for Choices general body meeting Stop by to find out about upcoming events and discuss issues related to reproductive health. 8 to 9 p.m. Marvin Center 302 Sponsored by Voices for Choices Tuesday How Do I Become an Influential Banker? Come listen to Peyton Patterson (MBA ’83) to get the inside scoop. 7 […]

Duques Hall almost open for Business

In January the doors of Duqu?s Hall – the new home of GW’s School of Business complete with state-of-the-art technology and a coffee shop – will finally be open for business. Faculty were permitted to begin moving in starting after Thanksgiving break, but Matt Lindsay, GW’s assistant director of Media Relations, said that most are […]

GW Briefs

Law professor re-elected to International Court of Justice GW Law School professor Thomas Buergenthal was re-elected to the International Court of Justice last month. The only American justice on the court, Buergenthal is one of 15 judges to serve on the ICJ, the judicial arm of the United Nations. “(Buergenthal) is world known for his […]

Shakour’s Colonial Trader in doubt

After four months of delays, Student Association members are considering trying to extricate themselves from an $11,000 contract with a Web site development company hired this summer to create President Audai Shakour’s Colonial Trader online portal. The Web site developers said delays to the site were due to a late payment from the SA and […]

D.C. refugees: New Orleans students reflect on semester at GW

When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast and students were forced to evacuate, some of them decided to weather the storm’s aftermath in D.C. Like many colleges around the country, GW opened its doors to students displaced from the hurricane, accepting about 40 of them as non-degree-seeking students. Most of these students came from Tulane […]

Air Force, Army ROTC say they should get priority registration

Since GW announced last month that it will offer Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps students priority registration, other ROTC groups are arguing that they deserve the privilege as well. Students in the Army ROTC and Air Force ROTC programs are pushing for priority registration to be extended to them as well. Junior Ryan Davis, a […]