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.

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, […]


Tuesday Artistic Expressions of the Jewish Renaissance See original artwork expressing various aspects of Jewish life at the turn of the 20th century. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Gelman Library 710 Sponsored by the I. Edward Kiev Judaica Collection GW NORML Meeting See what the GW chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of […]

Women’s basketball notes

Simmonds ties personal game-high assists Senior Jessica Simmonds had seven assists in the Colonials’ 64-58 win over Xavier. She attributes the assists to Xavier’s doing a good job double-teaming her and preventing her from shooting. She also made a note that her “teammates are always open.” Five players ride bench Only nine of the squad’s […]

Task force set to make 4×4 decision

After visiting seven universities to examine their implementation of four-class, four-credit systems, a task force of GW faculty, administrators and student representatives is set to decide by March whether to recommend such a plan. If the plan is recommended, it will then be discussed by each of the schools within the University, the Faculty Senate […]

Student suspended following depression treatment sues University; case provides look into endangering behavior policy

A former GW student has filed suit against the University, GW Hospital and eight campus administrators because he was suspended from classes, removed from his dorm and barred from campus after he sought treatment for depression and suicidal thoughts. In a civil suit filed in D.C. Superior Court in October, former student Jordan Nott alleges […]

Shakour cleared of sexual harassment and sexual assault charges

The hearings are over, the verdict is in, and after a two-month judicial process, Student Association President Audai Shakour has been cleared of sexual assault and sexual harassment allegations. In a statement released to The Hatchet last month, Shakour thanked his friends and family members who showed support for him throughout the process, and said […]

Men dominate Pikiell’s Seawolves

Senior Pops Mensah-Bonsu gave Steve Pikiell a bear-hug hello. Classmate Mike Hall slapped the Stony Brook head coach’s hand and patted him on the back. The coach, who spent four years as a member of GW coach Karl Hobbs’ staff, got all the love he was going to get before the first tap, because after […]