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.

Campus Calendar

Thursday Fall Film Series Catch a double feature of “Pirates of the Caribbean 2” and “You, Me and Dupree.” 7 p.m.: Pirates of the Caribbean 2 10 p.m.: You, Me and Dupree Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Sponsored by Program Board Friday Push America Dunk Tank Stop by University Yard and dunk some Greeks! All proceeds […]

After years of uncertainty EMeRG to be fully funded by the University

As the Student Association allocated funds to student organizations Tuesday night, one group was not on the agenda. The University will fund student emergency response group EMeRG this year after years of debate about Student Association allocations for the group. The SA, which doles out money for student organizations, has partially funded the group in […]

WEB EXTRA: The Hyms change their tune

Hymns is the latest in many manifestations of a band that has outlasted puberty, driving school and college seminars. Ever since meeting in the fourth grade, Brian Harding and Jason Roberts have been playing and writing music together. As the two musicians grew (both physically and musically), they often collaborated on ideas, helping each other […]

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, […]