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.

Metro opens SmartTrip express lane at selected stations

Metro unveiled new fare gates Monday that only permit riders with SmarTrip cards to pass through in an effort to decrease wait times. The Pentagon City, New Carrollton, Vienna, Bethesda and Anacostia stations are the first to receive the new gates. The “express lanes” will allow 32 riders per minute – 10 more than the […]

GW golf drops Stonehouse tourney

Last year in Toano, Va., at the par-70 Stonehouse Golf Course, recent graduate Brian Carroll finished the Joe Agee Invitational with a score of 210, not only grabbing first place, but also thrusting the GW golf team to a victory as a well. This year, history did not repeat itself despite a pair of eagles […]

Turner to sit out senior year

Corinne Turner, a senior, will not rejoin the women’s basketball team this season, head coach Joe McKeown said. Turner experiencedc decreased playing time during her junior year and has been hampered by injuries during her tenure at GW “She is still part of the program and is still on scholarship,” McKeown said. McKeown said that […]

Org. helps assimilate international students to life in U.S., at GW

The slang, idioms and nonverbal gestures prevalent on college campuses can make learning English extremely difficult for international students. A discussion group sponsored by the Multicultural Student Services Center and the International Services Office aims to ease students into life in America and at GW. The Conversation, Communication and Culture Group is in its third […]

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. […]