January 19, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 34

Stories from the January 19, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

WEB UPDATE: Small chemical reaction triggers huge police and fire response at Samson

Posted Thursday, Jan. 19, 6:15 p.m. Updated Friday, Jan. 20, 10:20 a.m. A small explosion resulting in no injuries sent ambulances, fire trucks and hazardous materials vehicles swarming to the intersection of 21st and H streets at about 5:50 p.m. Thursday. University officials initially termed the explosion a “very small, adverse chemical reaction.” John Petrie, […]

Calendar

Thursday GW Anime weekly meeting Find out what the GW Anime Club is all about. 7 to 11 p.m. Marvin Center 101 Sponsored by GW Anime Friday “Music for Life” concert Enjoy violinist Cyrus Forough’s classical performance to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. 8 to 11 p.m. Marvin Center Betts Theatre Cost: $20 for students, […]

Staff editorial: Make textbooks affordable

A new semester brings with it the excitement of new classes, the over-repeated phrase of “how was your break” and, of course, the burden of buying hundreds of dollars of textbooks. While some might accept higher textbook prices as simply another facet of expanding college costs, various reports place blame on the publishing industry, which […]

Letters to the editor

Address Depression I was extremely disappointed to read about the case of Jordan Nott (“Locked out: Lawsuit sheds light on endangering behavior policy,” p. 1) in Tuesday’s paper and the unfortunate University policy that caused him to withdraw from school. As an undergraduate in San Diego, I was a resident adviser for two years and […]

Not quite heavy metal: Aluminum Babe calls Sweden and New York home

The element aluminum is in almost everything we use: cookware, cosmetics and even in some of the food we eat. And, noted Anna Liedberg of the Sweden/New York-based band Aluminum Babe, “it can make people go senile.” Perhaps this is the reason why so many music fans are going crazy over Aluminum Babe, which fuses […]

SA Notes

Shakour announces launch of Colonial Trader Web site Student Association President Audai Shakour announced his plans for a “reinvigorated resolve” this semester during his State of the SA Address at Tuesday night’s Senate meeting in the Marvin Center. Shakour announced the launch of the four-months-delayed Colonial Trader Web site, www.gwlist.com. Shakour also will pursue the […]

Verizon antennas delayed

The University and Verizon Wireless have yet to reach an agreement to land a cell phone antenna site atop Funger Hall, despite the phone company’s announcement of the plan in September. Verizon officials said the addition would dramatically improve cell phone service across campus. The antenna site would be mounted on a machine room located […]

Greek Briefs

Interfraternity Council elects new executive board The Interfraternity Council, the Greek-letter oversight organization for the University’s 12 recognized fraternities, voted in a new executive board last month. The newly elected is president is John Och, a junior in Phi Kappa Psi, who also serves as the Student Association executive’s vice president of academic affairs. Other […]

University gets extension to respond to former student’s lawsuit

GW now has 45 more days to respond to the lawsuit former student Jordan Nott filed this October against the University, in which he alleges that he was suspended, removed from his dorm and barred from campus following his decision to seek mental health treatment at the Counseling Center and GW Hospital. The University was […]

Adam Conner: ‘Snakes on a plane’

Every so often something comes along that shatters the conventional paradigms and alters the landscape around it to something unrecognizable. I have discovered that next revolution. It’s a new movie that I haven’t even seen yet due out in August entitled “Snakes on a Plane.” No, I’m not kidding. It’s really called “Snakes on a […]