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.

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. […]

GW Expat: Creeping insomnia and searching for culture shock in Oxford

Junior Jeffrey Parker, a history major from Winston-Salem, N.C., is spending the spring semester in Oxford, England, after also spending the fall term there. Twice a month, he will share his experiences and observations from England as one of GW’s many expats. God save the Queen. When my editor asked me to take over the […]

WEB EXTRA: Colonial Trader contract still delayed, may be canceled

As a new semester begins and students are buying textbooks, the Student Association is still unable to welcome them back to school with the Colonial Trader Web site, a campaign promise from President Audai Shakour. The online trading Web site is now more than four months delayed and may never see the light of day. […]

What’s the deal with … the fight song twice a day?

Students have sporadic schedules. A little class here, a little sleep there – thank goodness there is something regulating the day. On Foggy Bottom, 12:15 and 6 p.m. is fight song time. The top of Bell Hall, a fitting locale, is home to the University’s bells (well, they sound like bells) that play the fight […]

GW Briefs

Law professor tapped for FTC post Professor William Kovacic of the GW Law School was sworn in as a commissioner of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission Jan. 4. The Senate confirmed Kovacic, now one of five commissioners serving on the FTC, Dec. 17. All of the commissioners must be nominated by the president and confirmed […]

WEB EXTRA: Academic Center construction completed

The University finished renovating offices within its Student Accounts, Human Resources and Payroll departments earlier this month in order to make them more customer-service friendly for students, faculty and staff, officials said. Nancy Haaga, GW director of Auxiliary and Institutional Services, said the suite of offices for the three departments, located on the first floor […]

Students building vehicle for Air Force

When many GW students take a part-time job, it involves answering phones, filing documents and stuffing envelopes. But when Kemp Kernstine found a part-time job, he ended up overseeing an integral part of a research project funded by the U.S. Air Force. Kernstine, a junior majoring in mechanical engineering with a concentration in aerospace engineering, […]