September 25, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 11

Stories from the September 25, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Semitic languages program expands

The Arabic program has nearly tripled the number of classes offered in the last three years to keep up with increasing interest in the language. Nearly 300 students are enrolled in Arabic courses in the Classics and Semitics department this fall. It offers 19 Arabic language classes this semester, an increase from seven in 2003. […]

GW Expat: A positive spin on Chinese regulation

Senior Sam Sherraden, an international affairs major and former Hatchet photo editor, spent the summer studying abroad in Beijing, China and will spend the fall semester further north in Harbin, China. Twice a month, he will share his experiences and observations from East Asia as one of GW’s many expats. I came to Harbin to […]

D.C. archbishop speaks at Newman Catholic Center

The archbishop of Washington spoke to a packed Alumni House Thursday about the Catholic Church and its views on stem-cell research, war and Islam. The Newman Catholic Student Center invited the Rev. Donald Wuerl, who is a former college religion professor, to speak as part of a coffee house discussion series they host regularly called […]

What’s the deal with… that student who dances all over campus?

Sometimes junior Ahmad Rasheed gets urges to just stop walking and break out into dance. And whenever that happens he does just that – and he never has a problem attracting an audience. Rasheed, a bioinformatics major in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in GW’s eight-year medical program, said his passion for dancing […]

“Cuban Five” activists hold forum at Funger

More than 200 people gathered in Funger Hall Saturday afternoon for a public forum discussing the U.S. five-year imprisonment of five Cuban citizens. Known as the “Cuban Five,” the men say they were arrested in 1998 after Cuba sent them to the U.S. to thwart several Miami-based anti-Castro organizations. Three of the men are serving […]

GW Blind Date: A cross-class mix?

At dinner at Firefly restaurant in Dupont Circle, sophomore Danny Barrow and senior Ashley Hines kept the conversation fairly clean of clich? topics from their initial meeting at the checkered table outside of the medical library to their farewell. Danny: This was my first blind date, and my second legitimate “first date,” despite past relationships, […]

California transfer shines

Kate Neeper is not exactly Pops Mensah-Bonsu. She’s never been on ESPN, she certainly has never been ceremonially crowned the mayor of D.C. and her last name doesn’t have anything to do with killing whales (at least we don’t think). Like Mensah-Bonsu, on a slightly smaller scale, Neeper is breathing life into a program that […]

Staff Editorial: Prevent excessive corporatization

Last week, Chase promoted student credit cards with free rides around campus on bicycle carts. This week, students will be able try on Levi’s jeans in Kogan Plaza for a shot to be the brand’s next model. Corporate advertising helps to attract students and earn revenue for universities, but these displays highlight a trend toward […]

Varsity Roundup

Volleyball The GW volleyball team extended its losing streak to five games with a 3-1 loss to Xavier Sunday at the Smith Center. Senior Juliene McLaughlin scored 18 points for GW in the loss. Classmate Abba Greenleaf had 12 kills, five blocks and two aces for GW, while junior Janine Brown had 10 kills. With […]

Dan Kirkwood: Do it yourself in the dorm

There’s nothing like owning a few tools to make a man (or lady) feel invincible. There’s nothing like a little excursion into home repair, however, to teach us that we know nothing about tools. With our society’s culture of self reliance quickly eroding, it’s important that we teach ourselves a little about how the hardware […]