September 21, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 10

Stories from the September 21, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Correction

An article in the Sept. 14 issue (“For some, extra classes isn’t overbooking,” p. 1) erroneously reported that 15 credits is required to achieve full-time student status. Only 12 credits are needed for a student to be considered full-time.

WEB EXTRA: No Safe Haven: Film explores disconnect between beautiful scenery and dastardly deeds in the Cayman Islands

“Whatever your haven is, it’s your responsibility to protect it,” says director Frankie Flowers. With the release of “Haven” in theaters this week, Flowers hits a jackpot in his first major full-length film. Shot entirely in the West Indies’ Cayman Islands, the movie’s gorgeous, tranquil setting proves to be anything but a haven for corrupt […]

Clayton M. McCleskey: Dorm newspapers are essential

Earlier this month, GW administrators made the decision to yank free copies of The New York Times, the Washington Post and USA Today from dorm news racks. Associate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Johnnie Osborne told the Hatchet that students have many other avenues for newspaper readership and the elimination of the GW Reads […]

Task Force on Advancement holds forums to debate GW’s mission

Members of GW’s highest oversight body solicited student, faculty and staff opinion in two forums in an effort to gain feedback about the University’s academic and strategic plans for the next two decades. Discussions focused on the search for a new University President and what attracted students and faculty to Foggy Bottom. The Board of […]

Prof. Mary Cheh wins primary, says she’ll continue teaching

GW law professor Mary Cheh won the primary election for a D.C. Council seat last week and said she will continue teaching if she is elected in November. Cheh won the Democratic nomination for the Ward 3 Council seat last Tuesday, defeating eight opponents including fellow professor Erik Gaull. He has said he believes Cheh’s […]

Presidents of Pakistan, Afghanistan to visit University

President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf and Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai are scheduled to speak on campus. Musharraf will speak this Friday in the Marvin Center’s Betts Theatre and Karzai is set to give his address next Tuesday in the Jack Morton Auditorium. Musharraf’s stop at GW is one of many on […]

Kvancz: “Change the culture” of basketball

The restructuring of the ticketing and admission procedure for men’s basketball games is a step towards changing the “culture” of GW basketball and preparing fans for a major overhaul of Smith Center seating, Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz said. Within the next three years, barring any unexpected budgetary constraints, the University is planning to replace […]

Sen. Barbara Boxer addresses College Democrats

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) emphasized the importance of changing security policies and the plan for the war in Iraq in a speech Tuesday night in the Elliott School of International Affairs. Boxer told the audience that the U.S. troops in Iraq need a defined objective, but said it is difficult when the reasons for […]

Space tourist to speak to D.C., GW students

The first female space tourist, alumna Anousheh Ansari, an alumna, will answer students’ questions in the Marvin Center while she is circling the Earth on the International Space Station Friday. Local-area middle school, high school and GW students will participate in the event Friday in the third floor amphitheater. Ansari paid a reported $20 million […]