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.

Trading in politics for plants

Among the hordes of young undergraduates and 20-something graduate students who swarm GW’s classrooms day after day to study politics, international affairs, business or law, there’s one degree program at the University that truly caters to a unique crowd. At the Landscape Design Graduate Certificate Program, located on the Virginia campus in Loudoun County, students […]

MCAT to be only computer-based

Students planning to take the Medical College Admissions Test will have many more opportunities to take the exam this year. The Association of American Medical Colleges, which manages the MCAT, is administering all exams on computers. The change will allow 22 opportunities each year to take the MCAT, which was previously offered only twice per […]

Living room laughter feeds production company

Sophomore Darren Miller is serious about being funny. On Saturday afternoons, when he sits around his townhouse laughing with his friends about making a mock tribute to the children’s book “Where’s Waldo?” someone is actually taking notes and considering angles. Miller is the president of Always On Productions, a new student organization with a goal […]

Week in Review Slideshow

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Kyle Spector: 001s and 175s: Course numbers cause confusion

“Who in here is a senior?” The professor poses the question to the entire class. Ten hands shoot up. “Any juniors?” Again, a similar response “Freshmen or sophomores?” This time, realizing that they were the minority, the respondents hesitantly raise their hands and take on rather timid expressions. “Ahh, you all shouldn’t really be here. […]

WEB UPDATE: Univ. announces basketball admission plan

Posted 8:26 Wednesday, September 27 Admission for GW men’s basketball games will be on a first-come, first-serve basis, a University official told The Hatchet yesterday. The University will not offer early admission to the Smith Center for any student organization and students will not be required to pick up tickets, Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz […]

Neighborhood groups express Campus Plan concerns

Zoning officials described a “gulf” between GW and its Foggy Bottom neighbors Thursday night at the second public hearing on the 20-year Campus Plan. The Zoning Commission is in the process of considering GW’s 20-year Campus Plan, filed with the city in February. If approved, the plan would allow GW to build additional floors on […]

Student leaders meet to discuss basketball ticketing

The University took its plans to reorganize basketball ticketing and admission practices to student leaders Thursday night to gauge reaction and solicit suggestions. The University is planning an overhaul of basketball ticketing that will likely strip the Colonial Army spirit organization of the early entry privileges that have ensured members seats in the lower section […]

Pakistani president speaks in Marvin Center

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf dodged the topic of Sept. 11 at his speech on Pakistan’s development in the Marvin Center’s Betts Theatre Friday afternoon. Musharraf’s speech comes a day after the announcement of a soon-to-air CBS program in which he alleged the U.S. threatened to bomb his country if it did not join the U.S. […]

Early to serve: GW houses fifth largest NROTC in nation

It’s 0700 hours on a Friday morning and freshman Chris Brinlee has already been up for an hour and a half doing physical training. His weekly drill session followed by an hour-long lecture is about to begin. Brinlee is a freshman scholarship recipient in GW’s Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps. A high school cheerleader, member […]