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.

SMPA shifts director search, now looking for someone with news experience

The School of Media and Public Affairs has shifted direction in its search for a permanent director, and is now looking for candidates with practical work experience in the news media field. SMPA no longer requires candidates to have a doctorate degree to be eligible to apply for the director position, said professor Steve Roberts, […]

Report: GW mulling sharing counseling information with administrators

GW is considering a plan that would have students seeking counseling sign waivers that permit information about sessions to be shared with University administrators in some circumstances, Insider Higher Ed, an online news site, reported Friday. The publication, citing anonymous sources, reported that University Counseling Center Director Diane DePalma was instructed to work with a […]

BB&T Classic goes local

Through all the consternation surrounding this year’s GW men’s basketball schedule, one thing stood out as a bright spot to most fans. There is one night that settles the anger of the GW hoops community. There is one night during the regular season that will be sure to put the nationally ranked but yet-to-be- tested […]

Allen says United States should better integrate NGOs into relief

Coast Guard Vice Admiral Thad Allen, head of the Hurricane Katrina relief effort, said at a GW-hosted panel discussion Friday that the government should work to improve the involvement of non-governmental groups in emergency assistance efforts. While many non-government organizations and faith-based groups have assisted the victims of Katrina, Allen said that in the future […]

Tyler Hahn: Not afraid to say ‘Merry Christmas’

As we enter into the Christmas season, so do we again inevitably enter into our annual battle against the godless secular left. Each and every Christmas season, the stories of anti-Christmas (more broadly, anti-Christian) attacks grow more absurd. In a widely underreported debacle, Wal-Mart’s true colors (primarily Communist Red), have begun to show through. After […]

Students receive free HIV tests

More than 100 students received free HIV screenings and information about HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases in the Marvin Center last week as part of World Aids Day activities. The screenings, sponsored by the Student Health Service, Student Global Aids Campaign and the Neighbors Project took place Wednesday and were performed by the organization […]

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, […]