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.

Weekly check up: Smoking and birth control

Life at GW can be a lot about mixing – mixing classes and internships, city life and campus life – but there are two things that students should think twice about before mixing: birth control and cigarettes. Women on the pill have probably already seen or heard the mile-long list of side effects that go […]

Molly Gannon: The Colonial Army earned its privilege

I will never forget the exhilarating, last minute men’s basketball victory over Dayton at the Smith Center last year. What will stand out most for me from that game may not be Carl Elliot’s half-court, game-winning buzzer-beater, but the emotion I shared with members of the Colonial Army. The administration’s recent moves that will likely […]

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 […]