January 17, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 33

Stories from the January 17, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Inside our pages: Michael Barnett: About that front-page ad …

It’s official: The Hatchet has sold out – to a pizza place. OK, we haven’t actually sold out (though I am entertaining offers), but readers may harbor that sentiment after seeing the front page of this Thursday’s paper. The Hatchet, starting this Thursday and continuing for every Thursday of the semester, will feature a small […]

SJT seeks to develop translation program

University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg told top administrators that GW should establish a degree-seeking program in the translation and interpretation of languages important to national intelligence. The proposed program would focus on “strategic languages” such as Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Farsi and Korean. Graduates would be in high demand in today’s world with such technical training, […]

Coulter scheduled to make GW appearance

Conservative political pundit Ann Coulter is slated to speak at GW Feb. 10, and the College Republicans, who are sponsoring the author and columnist’s visit, are raising the necessary funds for her speaker’s fee. The Young America’s Foundation, Coulter’s scheduler, confirmed the scheduled speech. Senior Jeff Holth, chairman of the College Republicans, said bringing her […]


In the story “Georgetown Waterfront to get facelift,” (Dec. 5, p. 6), the construction phases were wrongly identified. Fundraising for Phase I of the construction, which will include a labyrinth, is completed; groundbreaking will take place shortly. Phase II, which includes an interactive fountain, still needs $4 million in fundraising before construction can begin. Also, […]

Resident revives Foggy Bottom newspaper

After a nearly two-year hiatus, Foggy Bottom’s community-based newspaper is back to serve as an outlet for concerned neighbors. In 2004, 73-year-old resident Ellie Becker, then editor of The Foggy Bottom News, announced she would be retiring and that the paper would no longer be printed. In December, however, Michael Malloy, a 45-year-old West End […]

Staff editorial: Stop the foot-dragging with part-time union

Our View: GW’s underhanded tactics to block the formation of an adjunct union must stop. Ever since (and before) GW’s part-time professors voted to form a union in an October 2004 National Labor Relations Board election, University administrators have opposed its existence. Even after certification, and subsequent legal rulings stipulating the legality of the union, […]

UPD seeks prestigous accreditaion

The University Police Department underwent an on-site review by a national accreditation group earlier this month and will find out in March if it meets the requirements to become an accredited law enforcement agency. If accredited, UPD will join the group of less than 1 percent of campus police departments that are nationally recognized by […]

Alumnus tied to Abramoff scandal

One of the central figures in the Jack Abramoff scandal that has shaken Washington in recent months, Adam Kidan, is a GW alumnus. The New York businessman attended GW as an undergraduate in the 1980s and, according to Newsday, became acquainted with Abramoff, who attended Georgetown Law School, through their involvement with the College Republicans. […]