February 16, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 42

Stories from the February 16, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Neil Young strikes “Gold”

As the curtains of the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn., are drawn to reveal Neil Young and his band, it is clear that everyone there is in the presence of a musical titan. With a career spanning more than 40 years, he has been a member of bands including Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash […]

Spring rush brings 95 students to Greek-letter community

Spring rush ended this week, and 95 students can now call themselves new members of GW’s 20 fraternities and sororities. The figure is nearly identical to the results of last spring, when 96 students joined the groups. Leaders of the Interfraternity Council, which oversees GW’s fraternities, called rush week a success. “This was a very […]

Crime Log

Drug Law Violation 2/11 – Mitchell Hall – 12:01 a.m. – case closed UPD officers were notified by CLLC staff about the smell of marijuana emanating from a room. Officers knocked on the door and identified themselves. A CLLC staff member did an administrative search of the room and found 3.1 grams of marijuana and […]

Jaclyn Schiff: The George Washington Hotel

“Extracurricular activities galore” declares the GW Web site under the heading “About the Student Body.” The site claims that 92 percent of GW undergraduates have either been employed or interned to supplement their coursework. But is that really a number to brag about? In recruitment efforts, GW lures students with the motto, “Something happens here.” […]

Cigarette fire disrupts classes

A lit cigarette butt dropped outside of Funger Hall caused floor tiles near the entrance to smolder and forced more than 100 students to evacuate from the building and the neighboring Duques Hall Tuesday afternoon, firefighters at the scene said. The fire alarms went off in both buildings around 1:45 p.m., and four fire trucks […]

SA Notes

Groups appoint students to election committee The Marvin Center Governing Board and Program Board each appointed their representatives to the Elections Coordinating Committee last week; the MCGB appointed senior Timothy Ziese, and the PB appointed senior Kathryn Santo. Under the new Joint Elections Committee Charter Act passed Feb. 8, the Student Association is able to […]

WEB EXTRA: ‘West Wing’s’ Bradley Whitford talks politics at AU

Bradley Whitford, the actor best known for his role as Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman in “The West Wing,” is just as politically fervent and arguably more candid than his character on TV. Before his generally haphazard speech at American University, Whitford sat for an interview. As he entered our little room, his imposing […]

Greek Briefs

Fraternity inducts members in Capitol The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity inducted its new members at a room in the Capitol building last week. Senior Charles Calloway, president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, said that Wilson Livingood, the sergeant-at-arms for the U.S. House of Representatives, arranged the event. Livingood is an alumnus of the fraternity. The sergeant-at-arms […]

Letters to the editor in response to ‘Coulter on Campus’ forum

Downright offensive In last Monday’s Hatchet, Tim Kaldas “explored what it means for the College Republicans to stand behind Ann Coulter’s remarks” (“Proudly presenting bigotry,” Feb. 13, p. 4). The editorial boiled down to one simple argument: The GW College Republicans stand behind principles of racism and bigotry. As chairman of the organization, I was […]

Columbian College to begin search for new dean

Administrators will conduct an extensive national search to find a permanent dean for the Columbian Colleges of Arts and Sciences after this month’s announcement that current Dean William Frawley will be leaving GW to become president of the University of Mary Washington. The first step in the process is to appoint an interim dean, whom […]