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.

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 […]


On Tuesday, The Hatchet erroneously quoted junior Charlie Leizear as saying most students at GW focus on success through jobs and internships as opposed to academics (“Task force to decide on 4X4,” p. 7). “Expectations outside of the classroom are much greater. A lot more pressure is put on the students to do research and […]

The Bar Belle: New Year’s resolutions

The Bar Belle’s New Year’s resolutions I think there are 11 seniors from my hometown at GW.?So, on New Year’s Eve, at a random bar in the middle of America, I was shocked to see six other GW seniors, coincidentally. But it made me think: why is it that if I’m not at TomToms on […]

Newly appointed historian undertakes GW Encyclopedia

In 1988, Stephen Joel Trachtenberg became the 15th president of The George Washington University. But G. David Anderson was just named to a post that only three have held in the University’s 185-year history: University historian. To be fair, the position isn’t nearly as old as University president, but that does not diminish the passion […]

$5 – $10 – $20: An entertainment guide for the cash-strapped college student

If you have $0 College students can never resist free food, which is why the Benjamin Franklin Birthday Celebration at the Smithsonian Museum of American History is not to be missed. Celebrate the inventor and scientist’s accomplishments with special exhibits and free cake on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. If you have $0 You can meringue […]

GW completes renovations to administrative departments

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 […]

Reality bites: GW alumna sews until she’s cut from Bravo’s latest hit

Television programs, especially the reality shows, are designed to fill a specific emotional niche in viewers’ lives. There are those that make us feel good about ourselves by showing the misfortunes of stars and civilians, such as “Celebrity Fit Club” or “Wife Swap.” There are those that spur our sense of adventure while simultaneously grossing […]