October 2, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 13

Stories from the October 2, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

University creates Darfur grant

GW approved a plan this month to annually give a full four-year scholarship to one student from the war-torn Darfur region of Sudan. Last year, student activists on campus urged the administration to divest University holdings from companies that do business in the African country. The University refused to divest, but members of Students Taking […]

Zipcar offers more cars

Zipcar, a membership-based car-rental service, increased the number of cars offered on campus in response to growing Foggy Bottom demand. The company offers 20 cars on or near campus ranging from pickup trucks to MINI Coopers for the 1,000 students and staff members who subscribed to Zipcar this year. In 2003, the University partnered with […]

Zoning hearings extended

The D.C. Zoning Commission tentatively scheduled another hearing for the 20-year Campus Plan Thursday in order to hear testimony on GW’s enrollment numbers. Zoning Commission Chair Carol Mitten said the date may change from Oct. 11 if it conflicts with the schedule of D.C.’s Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Director Bill Crews. The additional […]

“Fifteen miles on the C & O Canal…”

Seniors Dan Kirkwood and Tommy Siegel, like many students at GW, have government jobs – but unlike most, theirs entail wearing clothing from the 1800s, playing the banjo, speaking in colonial accents and knowing a lot about American history. Kirkwood and Siegel work for the National Park Service as historical re-enactors and give boat tours […]

Week of October 2 Slideshow

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Sex column: Is that a flask in your pocket, or are you just flaccid to see me?

At the onset of her fourth year in college, Eve has learned quite a few things about sex. Eve, The Hatchet’s anonymous sex columnist, will share her observations and (sometimes dirty) thoughts about sex at GW with the population that fuels her fire. Editor’s note: names have been changed to protect the naughty. The first […]

Education Dept. to determine college performance by tracking students

Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings on Sept. 26 announced plans to overhaul post-secondary education nationwide by revamping the financial aid process and holding college and universities accountable for student learning. Her announcement came on the heels of a report released the previous week by a 19-member higher education commission formed last year. The report stressed […]

Weekly check up: Appropriate gym use

You run four miles, do 30 minutes on the stationary bike, lift some weights, take an aerobics class and finally emerge from your workout four hours later. Sound familiar? If it does, you may spend an unhealthy amount of time at the gym. College students are one of the biggest at-risk groups for gym overuse. […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Security, Stability and Reconstruction: the Iraqi Police Mentoring and Training Program Hear Billy Kearney speak about his experiences as a former training program manager in Basra. 5 to 6 p.m. 1957 E Street, Room 213 Tuesday Making Study Abroad a Reality Come receive student insight about ways to finance your study abroad plans. 6 […]

Hornberger leads young squad

Jack Hornberger did not always plan on playing water polo. The Houston, Texas native played football, but an injury forced him to give up the gridiron. A friend’s mother insisted that the 6-foot-1 Hornberger try water polo. He was reluctant, but after nabbing All-American honors in high school twice, he visited GW. “My recruiting trip […]