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.

GW Profs to discuss their work with FB community members

Professors are reaching out to Foggy Bottom and D.C. residents through the Faculty Senate’s University and Urban Affairs Committee by organizing a community speaker series. The speaker series takes place at St. Mary’s Court, a retirement community next to New Hall on 24th Street. The committee also arranges for classes to perform curriculum-related services for […]

Staff Editorial: SA funds are unreliable

In a move that will help ensure an important student service, the University recently agreed to pick up the tab for the Emergency Medical Response Group. This student organization deserves to be free from a political and convoluted Student Association allocation system, but other groups should realize that they are not entitled to consistent funding […]

SA allocates money to student orgs, faces budget crunch

The annual Student Association meeting about allocating money to student organizations has lasted until 4 or 5 a.m. in recent years. Tuesday night’s allocations meeting ended just before midnight – but not everyone was happy it was over so soon. With about $180,000 less available to allocate to student organizations this year as compared to […]

“Juvenilia” brings college sex to the forefront

Blowjobs, weed, beer, porn and a three-way – no, it’s not the latest crime report from UPD, but some of the subject matter of the Theater Department’s risqu? new show, “Juvenilia.” Set in the dorm of a small liberal arts college, on a full 360-degree rotating stage, the department’s latest play follows a group of […]

Sam Salkin: Throw out freshman housekeeping

Unbeknownst to GW administrators, I have been working with a major television network to base a show here on campus – “Budget Survivor.” The premise of the show is simple. Every week, GW administrators vote to cut another program from the budget in an attempt to save the University from its own fiscal mismanagement. Well, […]

GW alum kidnapped and returned in West Bank

A 2005 Elliott School graduate was kidnapped in the West Bank Wednesday and released later that day. Ansar Assuna – a previously unknown militant Palestinian group – told Reuters wire service that it kidnapped an American student in Nablus, West Bank, a State Department spokesperson told The Hatchet Wednesday evening. The news agency reported that […]

The Bar Belle: 51st State Tavern

51st State Tavern 2512 L St., N.W. I stopped by 51st State last week to help retire my friend’s fake I.D. on her last night of underage drinking. A group of friends had gathered there for beer and wings before heading across the street to McFadden’s for a midnight 21st birthday extravaganza of $1 beers. […]

Letters to the Editor

Reform higher education without restricting economic liberty I agree with Stine Dahlberg’s column (“A Shift in Tuition Thinking is Possible,” Oct. 9, p. 4) only as far as her argument that the American university system could use much improvement. The writer attempts to argue in favor of the idea of a “utopian university” – but […]

UPD investigating fecal matter found in Gelman

The University Police Department is investigating how fecal matter appeared in the lobby and stairwell of Gelman Library at around 8 p.m. Monday evening. UPD and library officials said they could not comment on the situation because it is being investigated. “The issue that we have is since it’s under investigation by UPD we can’t […]

WEB EXTRA: RAIN brings the Beatles experience to life

When entering the Warner Theater to see “Rain: The Beatles Experience,” I was little equipped for what would follow. Armed only with a promise that it would be the “next best thing to seeing the Beatles live” and an introduction/desperate solicitation for listeners by a local radio station, the lights dimmed and the typical list […]