October 12, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 16

Stories from the October 12, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Greek Briefs

Alpha Delta Pi wins Elizabeth Moselay Coles Award GW’s Alpha Delta Pi Greek-letter organization received the Elizabeth Moseley Coles Award, one of only six that were given out to Alpha Delta Pi chapters nationwide. This award, named in honor of the first president of Alpha Delta Pi after it became a national sorority, is given […]

GW Briefs

On Wednesday a new design for the University’s main homepage was unveiled after a year-long planning process. “A new look for the homepage was basically long overdue,” said Tracy Schario, director of Media Relations. An interdepartmental committee formed in fall 2005 assessed the site and recommended changes, said Deborah Snelgrove, senior executive director and chief […]

WEB EXTRA: Jamie Cullum draws widely from musical well in DC web

While it might be considered a bit pretentious for an artist to cover Radiohead, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Buckley, John Legend, George Gershwin, Justin Timberlake and Pharrell all in one night, Jamie Cullum’s performance at the 9:30 Club on Saturday night surely proved otherwise. In fact, Cullum’s piano-driven renditions of “High and Dry,” “Wind Cries Mary” […]

GW poll reveals country is on wrong track

Sixty-two percent of people think the country is on the wrong track, according to a new GW poll conducted in September and released last week. The George Washington University’s Battleground political poll released last Thursday found that more than half of the 1,000 participants said the country was headed in the wrong direction. The poll […]

Students opt for “Vern”

When freshman Simone Smith visited GW on a campus tour last spring, she decided almost immediately that Mount Vernon was the place for her. “Visiting the Vern is what made everything click for me,” she said. Smith is one of 376 students who listed Mount Vernon as a first or second choice for a housing […]

WEB EXTRA: Fraternity recruitment ends with increase in members joining

Fall recruitment for fraternities ended last week with 17 more students joining a Greek-letter group this year compared to last year. “The 2006 IFC fall recruitment was awesome,” said Interfraternity Council President John Och. “The recruitment process for the IFC is a very relaxed and informal process.” Dean Harwood, director of Greek Life and assistant […]

Staff Editorial: Reliance on NCAA proves dangerous

GW Athletic Department officials said this week that the University does not test athletes for performance-enhancing and street drugs, instead relying on the NCAA to enforce that group’s prohibition of such substances. Unfortunately, the NCAA’s enforcement is inadequate. GW should enact a random drug testing policy to protect the integrity of its athletic program. Currently, […]

Gelman receives $5 million gift of historical bank records

The PNC Financial Services Group gave Gelman Library an archive donation valued at $5.2 million that includes documents of Abraham Lincoln’s, Francis Scott Key’s and Susan B. Anthony’s bank activities. The gift from the Riggs Bank archives is the largest gift the Gelman Library has ever received, according to a University press statement released last […]

GW opts for no testing

Each year the University warns athletes in accordance with NCAA policy of the consequences of using drugs, but the GW athletic program does not have its own policy in place to curb drug use. The NCAA prohibits the use of street and performance enhancing drugs, but only tests one team in each Division I school […]

Tower Records prepares to close

Tower Records customers will have to start looking for a new place to buy their music and movies. Tower Records, located across from the Marvin Center in the Shops at 2000 Penn, will be closing its doors. Great American Group Chief Executive Officer Harvey Yellen said in an interview that the store will close when […]