September 28, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 12

Stories from the September 28, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Senior founds organization to help fight malaria

It may not affect many people within 1,000 miles of Foggy Bottom, but senior Chris Beatty is hard at work raising money and awareness for one of the world’s most deadly diseases. Beatty is the founder and leader of the GW Team to Fight Malaria in the worldwide Madness Against Malaria tournament. “We’re trying to […]

Afghan president addresses country’s economic development at GW

Afghan President Hamid Karzai spoke about the economic development of his country and the need for more business ties with the United States in an address Tuesday afternoon. About 250 invited guests and members of the media filled the Jack Morton Auditorium in the School of Media and Public Affairs building, according to University officials. […]

Professor starts tropical disease journal to raise awareness

Students might be more concerned about fending off a cold than acquiring leprosy, but one professor hopes to draw more attention to neglected diseases such as these. Peter Hotez, chair of the Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Diseases department, began a new scientific journal called Public Library of Science: Neglected Tropical Diseases. Neglected tropical diseases are […]

University finalizes basketball admission

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 said yesterday. “Everybody is going […]

U.K.’s Virgin Festival:

BALTIMORE – The Flaming Lips are known for over-the-top live shows with outrageous spectacles. So, before their set at the Virgin Festival at the Pimlico Race course in Maryland, I had understandably high expectations. What I didn’t expect was transvestites, fire-breathers, aliens, Santa Clauses and a monkey-man in a sequined leotard. As I walked into […]

Some students forced to leave D.C. for LSAT

Many law-school hopefuls in Washington are leaving the District Saturday to take the Law School Admission Test because all test centers in D.C. were filled nearly three months before the registration deadline. All the spots for LSAT centers in D.C. were filled in May. Registration for the September exam opened in January with a registration […]

“Reliable Sources” to start regular taping Oct. 6

CNN’s “Reliable Sources” will begin regular tapings in the Jack Morton Auditorium Oct. 6, the University announced this week. Washington Post media critic Howard Kurtz hosts the hour-long program, which airs once a week and will be taped once a month at GW. Kurtz examines trends in journalism and its impact on current events. Kurtz […]

The Bar Belle: Party Bus

Party Bus Transportation to Virgin Festival Last weekend, a group of friends and I headed over to Baltimore’s Virgin Festival for a day of old people (the Who), crazy people (The Flaming Lips) and people who used to wear socks on their penises, but now just have a whole lot to say about California (The […]

GW hosts city-wide graduate school fair

GW hosted one of the East coast’s largest professional school fairs for Monday and Tuesday in the Smith Center, event organizers said. A committee from the D.C. Consortium of Colleges and Universities organizes the event, which they expected to draw more than 2,000 people. GW, American, Howard, Catholic, George Mason, Marymount, Gallaudet, Trinity and the […]

Thorpe’s free condom program begins in freshman dorms

Student Association President Lamar Thorpe announced Tuesday that free condoms will be available in freshman residence halls starting Thursday. The initiative will put condoms in a bowl near security checkpoints at freshman residence halls. The program will run this semester and could expand to include more halls in the future, said Thorpe, a senior. During […]