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.

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 […]

Army looks to future

Colonial Army president Frank Dale returned to campus looking forward to basketball season and the front section Smith Center seats his three-year-old spirit organization has always received for home games. Instead, Dale, a junior, came to Foggy Bottom and learned that the future of the organization he leads is up in the air. University officials […]

Former CNN CEO commemorates Constitution Day

About 50 students and faculty attended GW’s Constitution Day tribute Tuesday featuring author Walter Isaacson discussing his book “Benjamin Franklin: An American Life.” Isaacson, who was formerly the CEO and Chairman of CNN and managing editor for TIME Magazine, spoke about Benjamin Franklin’s transformation from a printer’s apprentice to a national leader. Isaacson now serves […]

Sorority rush numbers increase

Sororities invited a slightly higher number of women into their organizations this year compared to last year, according to the organization that oversees sorority recruitment. The process was completed Tuesday and 240 women were invited to join one of the eight organizations on campus under the Panhellenic Association, the group that oversees those eight Greek-letter […]

Women’s soccer wins third straight at home

As the women’s soccer team battled against an unwavering American University squad Sept. 19, the squad’s emotions were left on the field. In the end, GW proved itself to be a stronger competitor than its local rival, as the Colonials trumped the Eagles 2-1 in a thriller that came down to the game’s final minutes. […]

Progressive student groups oppose drug legislation

Members of a national progressive student organization with a GW chapter want to repeal a federal law that prohibits students with a criminal drug history of being eligible for financial aid. According to a section of the Higher Education Act, legislation creating federal grant and loan programs for colleges and universities, students who have a […]

Ryan Holeywell: Simple is smart; complicated is not

I couldn’t help but notice the irony earlier this month when, the same weekend I was furiously studying dozens of bizarre, unfamiliar vocabulary words for the GRE, I had also been assigned reread one of my favorites for class, William Strunk and E.B. White’s “Elements of Style.” The thesis of the decades-old book is that […]