February 9, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 40

Stories from the February 9, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

When Congress needs advice, it calls Professor Turley

When Congress needs advice from a legal expert, it goes to GW Law School professor Jonathan Turley – and the hearings on President Bush’s wiretapping program earlier this month were no exception. GW’s Turley is a regular on Capitol Hill and has testified in front of the U.S House of Representatives and Senate more than […]

First time’s a charm for women against Saint Louis

Setting a good precedent is important, and the GW women’s basketball team did just that Monday night in an 84-46 sinking of Saint Louis in the two programs’ first-ever matchup. The Colonials (16-5, 8-2 Atlantic 10) not only set an example for the conference newcomers, but for themselves as well. The squad’s 49 first-half points […]

UPD mulls increased patrols in dorms following announcement of change in residence hall staff duties

University Police will decide this summer if officers will patrol the dorms more often next year because of the change in the role of resident housing advisers. Community Living and Learning Center staff announced last month that next year the community facilitator position will be eliminated in residence halls and replaced by class-specific house staff. […]

Duqueses cut ribbon at Duques Hall

Frederick Smith, chairman, CEO and president of the FedEx Corporation, gave the keynote speech at a program commemorating the grand opening of the new School of Business building Wednesday. The $56 million business school building is comprised of the newly constructed Duqu?s Hall and the renovated Funger Hall. GW business school graduates and Ric and […]

Student with half-pound of marijuana arrested

A male student was arrested last week for allegedly selling and distributing drugs after Community Living and Learning Center staff found half a pound of marijuana in his dorm room along with several scales during an administrative search. University Police Department Chief Dolores Stafford said the freshman, who lives in Thurston Hall, was arrested Jan. […]

FBA to offer monthly tours

The Foggy Bottom Association will host monthly tours of famous and interesting landmarks within the community starting this weekend with a trip to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church on 23rd and H streets. Jackie Lemire, chair of the association’s Community Improvement Committee, said tours will be free and open for anyone in the neighborhood, including students. […]

WEB EXTRA: City discusses $170 million library plan

About 30 District residents came to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library at 9th and G streets Tuesday night to help determine the fate of the building as well as the improvements the city should make to the D.C. Public Library system. Last year D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams appointed a task force to study […]

Congressman addresses NAACP

Democratic Congressman John Conyers of Detroit criticized the Bush administration’s efforts in Iraq during a speech to GW’s chapters of the NAACP and College Democrats Wednesday night. Conyers, the second-most senior member of the House of Representatives and one of the founders of the Congressional Black Caucus, spoke to a crowd of about 30 at […]

Stanford reaches out to new moms

If students at Stanford University are noticing more moms-to-be on their campus this semester, it’s not because there’s more love in the air than usual. In a rare move, Stanford administrators recently outlined a child-birth policy to help accommodate pregnant graduate students. The policy, effective immediately, makes provisions for female students who have to deal […]