October 5, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 14

Stories from the October 5, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

UPD alcohol citations up, SJS violations down

The number of students cited for alcohol-related violations has nearly doubled this September compared to last year, while the number of Student Judicial Services sanctions for alcohol has decreased from 93 to 13, according to University Police Department and SJS statistics. Twenty-four students were written up for alcohol-related violations last September while 45 students were […]

Univ. has no plans for Colonials Weekend music act

The University decided late last week not to offer a headlining musical performance as part of this year’s Colonials Weekend, said Robert Chernak, senior vice president for Student and Academic Support Services. For the past three years, the University has booked both a high-profile comedic act and musical act as main events during Colonials Weekend. […]

Congressman, Journalist discuss Middle East conflict

U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.), D.C. bureau chief of Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz and a fellow from the Middle East Forum discussed conflicts in the Middle East before about 100 people in Funger Hall Tuesday night. The Student Alliance for Israel and the College Democrats hosted a panel discussion called “Hezbollah, Israel and the U.S.: A […]

Area schools beef up preseason basketball events

Last March, it seemed as though D.C. was a hotbed for men’s college basketball. Three District-area universities qualified for the men’s basketball NCAA Tournament, and this year, those three schools have taken different approaches to their Midnight Madness celebrations: one is being televised by ESPN, one is beefing up entertainment and one axed the event. […]

Blackboard sues software company over patent infringement

Blackboard, the company that developed GW’s online academic portal, is suing another software company for patent infringement. Blackboard filed the lawsuit against Desire2Learn in July for selling a similar online service to Texas universities. The Ontario-based Desire2Learn filed a rebuttal to Blackboard’s complaint last month, stating that Blackboard’s patent is too broad to be enforced. […]

Staff Editorial: Alcohol statistics fuel perceptions

GW released statistics that show a noticeable increase in alcohol-related hospitalizations and UPD citations, but a decline in Student Judicial Services alcohol violations. While some may interpret these figures as proof that recent changes in the residence hall system have led to widespread alcohol-use, the exact causal relationship must be first determined before any conclusions […]

Movie to be filmed in D.C., will use GW logo

Students may be able to do some celebrity-spotting later this month. Hollywood stars Tom Hanks, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Julia Roberts will be in the District filming director Mike Nichols’ latest film “Charlie Wilson’s War” and some actors will be wearing GW paraphernalia, according to Media Relations. The film, based on the book by George […]

Staff Editorial: Resident groups should stop stalling

Under pressure from Foggy Bottom resident groups, the D.C. Zoning Commission agreed to hear additional testimony regarding whether Mount Vernon residents and other uncounted students should have been registered in a campus enrollment estimate. While this effort to stall GW’s development may not significantly hamper planning efforts, it represents an irrelevant point. It also highlights […]

Regina Spektor shines at 9:30

I hate Cursive. Don’t get me wrong – they were great when I saw them at CMJ Music Marathon last fall, and Tim Kasher seemed like a really interesting guy on “Spend an Evening with Saddle Creek.” But I hate Cursive. Cursive, you see, was booked at the 9:30 Club on Tuesday night, the same […]

Andrew Siddons: A heads up makes a world of difference

There have been too many courses I’ve taken at GW that I would characterize as “a complete waste of my time.” Most of these courses were during my freshman and sophomore years, and since then I’ve learned the importance of doing some research to ensure a semester with five academically fulfilling courses. Unfortunately, consulting the […]