February 6, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 39

Stories from the February 6, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

House sends Bush bill that will affect loan recipients

The House of Representatives sent President Bush a bill Wednesday aimed at cutting the nation’s deficit by making changes such as higher fees on student loans and higher interest rates on parent loans. The Washington Post said the president is prepared to sign the $39 billion, five-year bill and move on to next year’s budget […]

Kyle Spector: 4×4: Altering the GW culture

As the administration continues to explore the possibility of switching to a four-by-four curriculum – in which students take four four-credit classes each semester – some serious questions remain about the impact that such a change would have on the character of the University. There are both financial and academic benefits to the four-by-four system. […]

Letters to the editor

Study abroad ease As I was reading Erin Dumbacher’s “Academics abroad should match those at home” (Feb. 2, p. 4), I noticed that the writer would make someone think that it is absolutely impossible to find a suitable study abroad program, when in fact the process is really not that difficult. I am currently in […]

University pioneering drug therapy academic program

It may be a mouthful, but chances are more GW students will be choosing to study pharmacogenomics – the science of developing drug therapies tailored to patients’ genetic differences – in the coming years. Last semester marked the first of GW’s pharmacogenomics program, a joint venture with Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va. While there are […]

Bono calls for action in Africa

Modesty is one trait U2’s Bono cannot be accused of. As he strolled onto the stage of the Washington Hilton Friday evening to the tune of “Where the Streets Have No Name,” his first words to the hundreds in attendance were, “You’ll have to forgive me if I’m nervous. I’m not used to crowds of […]

Bush administration outcast teaching at GW

Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, garnered national attention in October when, in a Los Angeles Times opinion piece, he characterized the president’s closest aides as “a secretive, little-known cabal.” After resigning from the Foggy Bottom department, Wilkerson is now calling the campus just across the street his part-time […]

Atypical Animation: Club brings anime fans together

With hundreds of registered student organizations at GW, chances are pretty good there are a few groups you have never heard of. Each week, the Life section will feature a club you may or may not have known about. The GW Anime Society knows how to spend four hours. There is socializing time from 7 […]

Area businesses seek association

Businesses in Foggy Bottom – including GW, by far the largest employer in the neighborhood – are banding together to establish a professional association to influence local government and community groups. The Foggy Bottom/West End Business and Professional Association has been in the works for about a year, and the group is trying to become […]

“What’s the deal with …” the pronunciation of Duqu?s Hall?

It’s a building of many names. Or rather, it’s a building of one name that nobody seems to know how to say. The new School of Business building, Ric and Dawn Duqu?s Hall, opened its doors this semester, and its pronunciation is stumping many. The less culturally astute say it like “ducks.” The exceedingly cultural […]