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.

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 […]

Of pawns and kings: The GW Chess Club

With hundreds of registered student organizations at GW, chances are pretty good there are a few groups you have never heard of. Each week, the Life section will feature a club you may or may not have known about. From a diplomat from a nearby embassy to someone who carries his home on his back, […]

WEB UPDATE: Colonials beat Maryland at BB&T

Start the slideshow! Posted Monday, Dec. 5, 11:30 p.m. Updated 1:36 a.m. The GW men’s basketball team was hindered by fouls. They were banged up with injuries. Senior Mike Hall characterized the game with Maryland as a “war” and Monday’s BB&T Classic played out as exactly that. After playing a flurry of no-name teams to […]

“What’s the deal with …” the GW Hippo?

It’s that season – the season where you can look for that character with a belly that shakes like a bowl full of jelly. That’s right, it’s basketball season and it’s prime time for GW’s unofficial mascot, the hippo. But some students might be wondering why GW’s most lovable mascot is missing in action at […]

GW Expat: Coming home

Junior Geoff Bendeck, an international affairs major, is finishing his semester studying abroad in Cairo. Twice a month, he has shared his experiences and observations from the Middle East as one of GW’s many expats. Next semester, he will return to GW, as the Office of Study Abroad did not approve his request to study […]

GW professor researching effects of gay adoption

With the help of four GW students, psychology professor Stephen Forssell has taken the first steps toward a research project that will compare and assess gay, lesbian and heterosexual couples who have adopted and are raising children. Though issues such as a gay adoption have at times become politically divisive and shrouded in rhetoric, Forssell […]

Former GW lecturer helps lead House GOP in troubled times

Tom Cole may be a newcomer to the House of Representatives, but that doesn’t mean he can’t school some of his more veteran colleagues. Cole, a Republican congressman from Oklahoma, headed up a political consulting firm and had a brief teaching stint at GW before being elected to the House in 2002. His experiences, he […]