February 13, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 41

Stories from the February 13, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

University finalizes deal with School Without Walls

The University announced Friday that the D.C. City Council voted to give GW the School Without Walls parking lot in exchange for $12 million to renovate the school. At Friday’s Board of Trustees meeting the University announced that the council approved the measure last week. GW and the School Without Walls had been in negotiations […]

WEB UPDATE: Cigarette fire leads to class disruption

Posted Wednesday, Feb. 15, 3:01 p.m. A lit cigarette butt dropped outside of Funger Hall caused tiles near the entrance to smolder and forced more than 100 students to evacuate from both the building and neighboring Duques Hall Tuesday afternoon, firefighters at the scene said. The fire alarms went off in both buildings at around […]

Board anticipates competitive freshman class

As the University prepares to structure next year’s incoming freshman class, complete admissions figures from last year show that GW has become an increasingly competitive school. Last year, GW accepted 37 percent of the students who applied -a sharp decrease from 1997, when it accepted 49 percent of applicants, and 1988, when it accepted 76 […]

GW Expat: Dance music and cultural imperialism

Junior Jeffrey Parker, a history major from Winston-Salem, N.C., is spending the spring semester in Oxford, England, after also spending the fall term there. Twice a month, he will share his experiences and observations from England as one of GW’s many expats. God save the Queen. I need a fix. Getting off the bus, I […]

Calendar

Monday What can the New Testament tell us about 1st century Judaism? Join Ithamar Gruenwald, Tel Aviv University authority in Jewish mysticism, for this discussion. 4 to 5 p.m. Marvin Center 308 Sponsored by the Judaic Studies Program How Do I Become a Travel Writer? Get the inside scoop from alumnus Douglas Morris on how […]

GW Briefs

CLLC offers housing podcasts Students can now turn to an unusual source to learn the ins and outs of the housing selection process: their iPods. The Community Living and Learning Center has created specific audio files that students can access on their portable MP3 devices that provide answers to questions about the ongoing selection process. […]

Correction

In the Feb. 9 issue, The Hatchet misspelled the name of Dayton basketball player Chris Alvarez (p. 1).

Gary Livacari: Coulter on Campus: Why Ann Coulter?

Conservative columnist Ann Coulter visited GW’s campus Feb. 10. Gary Livacari defends the decision to bring her to campus. Tim Kaldas explores what it means for the College Republicans to stand behind Coulter’s remarks. The anger has settled and the hysterics have faded. The Ann Coulter event of Feb. 10 is now a permanent chapter […]

Tim Kaldas: Coulter on Campus: Proudly presenting bigotry

Conservative columnist Ann Coulter visited GW’s campus Feb. 10. Gary Livacari defends the decision to bring her to campus. Tim Kaldas explores what it means for the College Republicans to stand behind Coulter’s remarks. Last Friday, Feb. 10, Gary Livacari, the political affairs director of the GW College Republicans, speaking at a GW College Republicans […]

SA report finds faults with advising system

A study released earlier this month by a Student Association special committee based on student surveys found that academic advising is inefficient and needs improvement across most GW programs. The report, which was delivered to each of the eight colleges that make up GW, cited unknowledgeable advisers, long wait times to meet with advisers and […]