January 30, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 37

Stories from the January 30, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Your Facebook is being watched

She still checks her online profile two or three times each day, but University of Kansas sophomore Holly Garringer is starting to get a little scared of Facebook. “(Facebook) has entirely changed how you get to know people,” Garringer said, describing the online networking site where millions of college students have posted pictures and descriptions […]

GW Briefs

GW students in top 10 in studying abroad participation GW has the 10th-largest percentage of students studying abroad in the country, according to the Institute for International Education. During the 2003-2004 academic year, the latest in which statistics are available, 41.9 percent (919 students) of juniors studied abroad. Several other research institutions were mentioned in […]

Blunt addresses Georgetown conservatives

The Georgetown University College Republicans hosted Take Back Georgetown Day Saturday, kicking off what featured speaker Fred Barnes of The Weekly Standard and Fox News called a “war of liberation” against the university’s perceived liberal majority. Barnes joined keynote speaker Rep. Roy Blunt, who has served as interim House majority leader since Rep. Tom Delay […]


A front-page teaser for an article in the Jan. 26 issue erroneously stated that the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s Andy Warhol exhibit is open until Feb. 7. It is open until Feb. 20, as stated in the article.

WEB UPDATE: Colonials make top 10 for first time in 50 years

Posted Monday, Jan. 30, 5:50 p.m. For the first time since Jan. 3, 1956, the GW men’s basketball team has broken into the top 10 of Division I college basketball. The Colonials are No. 10 in The Associated Press writers poll and the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll after opening up the season 16-1 and 6-0 […]

SMPA hopes to select director by April

The School of Media and Public Affairs has narrowed its search for a new director to six candidates and hopes to have one chosen by April. Selected from an original pool of about 24, the six possible permanent directors will each have an interview with the chair of the search committee, professor Steve Roberts, who […]


Monday REAL Conversations – Affirmative Action: Defending Democracy or Discrimination? 7 to 9 p.m. Marvin Center 413 Sponsored by the Student Activities Center and the Organization of Latino American Students Tuesday The Struggle for Soviet Jews in American Politics Speech by Fred Lazin, visiting lecturer from Israel’s Ben Gurion University. 4 to 5:30 p.m. Marvin […]

Brendan Polmer: 1-900-DC-METRO: A sexy encounter

One thing I love about the Metro is the train operator. Actually, they’re just station announcers, as the trains are completely automated. Some of them are lazy and hate their jobs – you can tell from their tone of voice. And then there’s the guy who LOVES his job; “The Next Stop is McPHEEEEEEEEEERSON SQUARE!” […]

Legislation would raise interest rates on student loans

Students and parents could start paying higher fixed interest rates on student loans next year if the U.S. House of Representatives passes certain legislation when it reconvenes this week. The Deficit Reduction Act is an omnibus bill that includes provisions for cutting a total of $40 billion in federal funds for programs such as student […]