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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

NAACP leader urges involvement

The youth director for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People just wants some love. Brandon Neal told students Monday night in the Marvin Center that individuals should stand up for their rights as he asked the audience, “Where is the love?” “Where was the love when our country watched brothers and sisters […]

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 […]

Kyle Spector: Club G is back

After avoiding Gelman Library all semester for the relative seclusion of my off-campus apartment, I yielded to my better judgment on Monday night to camp out for a few hours in the fifth floor study room. I wanted to get ahead in some of my classes with midterms looming. Unfortunately, after an hour of studying, […]

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 […]