January 23, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 35

Stories from the January 23, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Gay men form a new kind of fraternity

When most students think of fraternities, scenes of wild parties and scantily clad women from movies such as “Animal House” and “Old School” come to mind. In popular culture, fraternities are often viewed as organizations concerned almost exclusively with beer, sports and sex. As stereotypes are frequently challenged, Delta Lambda Phi, the nation’s oldest and […]

Panhellenic Association decides finalists for new sorority

The Panhellenic Association, the group that oversees the eight sororities on campus, announced Saturday the three organizations that are finalists to become GW’s newest sorority. The three finalists are Kappa Alpha Theta, Pi Beta Phi and Chi Omega. These organizations were chosen from the 15 national Greek-letter organizations that applied. The Panhellenic Association’s Student Activities […]

What’s the deal with … GWorld and the gym?

When you are trying to get into your dorm and you realize you don’t have your GWorld, it’s OK; just sign in. Forget your GWorld at the library? That’s not a problem either – use the sign-in sheet. Trying to go the gym without your G? Good luck getting on a treadmill today. Your chances […]

New Orleans students return to a ravaged city

For New Orleans-area college students, New Year’s Eve marked just the first in a series of new beginnings. Just days after the start of 2006, thousands of students at colleges across the Gulf Coast returned to begin their first post-Katrina semester in an academic community that has changed greatly from the one they left nearly […]

Big response to small explosion in chemistry lab

Samson Hall reopened Friday morning after a small explosion resulting in no injuries sent ambulances, fire trucks and hazardous materials vehicles swarming to the building at about 5:50 p.m. Thursday. University officials initially termed the explosion a “very small, adverse chemical reaction.” John Petrie, GW assistant vice president of Public Safety and Emergency Management, said […]

Men handle 49ers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Before the days of a ranked GW men’s basketball team, head coach Karl Hobbs used to shrug off home wins, stating that his team’s success would be validated with consistent wins in hostile Atlantic 10 arenas. Two down, only a few more to go in those arenas. “Three years ago, this team […]

Alumnus fails in bid for Israeli Knesset

GW graduates are known for their political prowess. One has climbed to the ranks of the Senate leadership, and another is being talked about as a possible Democratic presidential candidate. But alumnus Mitchell Barak has his sights set on an entirely different political arena: the Knesset, Israel’s parliament in Jerusalem. Barak, a New York native […]

Mount Vernon recieves Internet access upgrade

The University has upgraded the Mount Vernon Campus’ Internet access system to the same quality as Foggy Bottom’s, allowing greater security and a faster connection. Over winter break, the University upgraded the technology systems on the Mount Vernon Campus, requiring all students to obtain new technology equipment before gaining Internet access. The program uses Symantec […]

CLLC to designate dorms by class

Students will not receive their housing lottery numbers this year based on the number of academic credits they have. They’ll instead be issued numbers based on their class and will select from a pool of dormitories specifically designated for certain classes. Seth Weinshel, director of campus housing, said the Community Living and Learning Center is […]

Computer science group develops software for Olympic swim team

They may not be the best athletes or have the biggest muscles, but some members of GW’s Computer Science Department could hold the keys to the gold medal for the U.S. Olympic swimming team. Professor James Hahn, chair of the Computer Science Department, along with graduate students Samir Roy and Jean Honorio, have developed a […]