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.


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 […]

Adam Conner: Letting students lead the way

When I sat down to write this column, I knew I wanted to write about the Roosevelt Institution, the student think tank that I helped found last fall at GW. But I didn’t want it to look like shameless self-promotion for our upcoming Tuesday launch event that would be easily dismissed. Instead, I wanted to […]

Students get an early start on summer jobs

The early bird gets the worm. Or, in this case, the internship. It may only be January, but the start of the semester already has students scrambling for summer job opportunities, and Anne Scammon, GW director of student employment and experiential education at the Career Center, said students should be doing exactly that. “Start the […]

Will Dempster: After Hamas, is it still possible to be pro-peace?

The morning after Hamas registered a landslide victory in last week’s Palestinian Legislative Council election, I began to consider whether it was possible that the peaceful reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians, to which I had dedicated my writing and activism over the past five years, was as naive as my detractors contended. Perhaps, I thought […]

Gallery clerk hurls obscenities at students

A cashier at the Gallery Gourmet Market in the basement of Ivory Tower was detained Sunday night after University Police was called due to inappropriate remarks he made to customers. GW spokeswoman Tracy Schario said the man was “clearly very drunk.” As of 9 p.m., the man was being detained by UPD until a relative […]