March 23, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 49

Stories from the March 23, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Rescind the golden standard

When George Washington conceived of placing a university in the country’s capital, we’re told, his aspirations for it were grand. He imagined a magnet school that would attract the nation’s most talented youth: a premier university for what was to become a premier city. Today, we may note the irony that Washington’s vision was better […]

Greek Briefs

Omicron Delta Kappa begins application process Omicron Delta Kappa, a community service Greek-letter organization that was founded last year after a three-year absence from campus, is recruiting student leaders. The organization is comprised of leaders of various student organizations, including athletes and Student Association members. Omicron Delta Kappa secretary Ross Mankuta, a senior, said the […]

SMPA changes to take effect in fall

The result of four years’ worth of planning is coming to fruition next fall as the School of Media and Public Affairs phases in changes to its curriculum. The major change to occur to the school’s programming is the consolidation of three majors to two. The changes are taking effect after a task force was […]

SA Notes

Election postering begins GW’s equivalent to Spain’s running of the bulls took place early Wednesday morning outside the Marvin Center, as more than 100 students raced from Kogan Plaza to the steps of the H Street building to hang up Student Association campaign posters as the University clock struck 7 a.m. With the Marvin Center, […]

SA’s Corr investigated for improper allocation of funds

Student Association Executive Vice President and presidential candidate Morgan Corr is being investigated for giving SA funds to a student group before getting its endorsement and for not following SA guidelines when transferring the money. Although he admits that he overlooked an SA bylaw when transferring the funds, Corr defended the transaction by saying it […]

Monumental gala to stay

The University answered two question marks about graduation March 17, announcing that it will definitely hold Commencement on the National Mall and it will host Monumental in Union Station. Earlier this month, the National Park Service offered GW the use of the Ellipse for Commencement after it had previously said the site would be unavailable […]

Livingston to lead trip to Rwanda

When people say Rwanda, the word violence inevitably comes to mind. But professor Steven Livingston hopes the world will soon think of peace, reconciliation and coffee when the African nation is mentioned. Livingston, a political communications professor and the interim director of the School of Media and Public Affairs, will be leading a trip to […]

Liberal arts majors face challenges in job market

Audrey Fastuca has been working at an Italian archaeological site for about a year, earning roughly the same salary as a grocery store cashier: $23,000 annually, with no benefits. Fastuca, who graduated from GW last May with a major in philosophy, makes $10,000 to $20,000 less than the majority of GW graduates who have recently […]

Investigators examine evidence at scene of murder

An indictment in the gruesome murder of 2003 GW graduate Imette St. Guillen could come any day now, according to Boston’s WCVB-TV. Since March 13, a Brooklyn grand jury has been hearing evidence concerning Darryl Littlejohn, a bouncer at the New York City bar where St. Guillen was last seen, regarding his possible involvement in […]

Community groups challenge GW on enrollment numbers

Community groups want to make sure that when the city conducts an audit of GW’s enrollment numbers later this year, every student is counted to determine if a 20,000-person enrollment cap is being exceeded. Tracy Schario, GW’s director of Media Relations, said if an audit determines that GW is over its enrollment cap, it could […]