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.

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 […]

Staff editorial: Imagine a better way for the SA

Students have one chance each year to elect from among their peers a representative body tasked with advocating for student concerns and allocating about a half million dollars in student funds. Unfortunately, on both accounts, this representative body – the Student Association – often fails. The latest case of ineptitude – the delays surrounding the […]

A long commute: Some profs. live hundreds of miles from GW

A long walk to an early morning class may be the worst that a student could face on a cold Monday morning. Yet for some professors, a long plane or train ride are what’s in store after they roll out of bed. Christopher Arterton, dean of the Graduate School of Political Management, lives in New […]

WEB EXTRA: Travel writer offers advice to aspiring authors

To be successful, aspiring travel writers need to be determined and must develop their experiential writing skills, a GW alumnus who has been successful in the field told about 70 people in the Marvin Center Monday. Douglas E. Morris offered some secrets to success in the world of travel writing to mostly students in the […]