October 16, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 17

Stories from the October 16, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

President Bush dedicates newly built Air Force Memorial

President George W. Bush dedicated the United States Air Force Memorial Saturday, making it the last branch of the U.S. military to receive a memorial in the D.C. area. Built adjacent to Arlington Cemetery, the Air Force Memorial features three stainless steel spires that curve up 270 feet into the sky. It was designed by […]

GWTV back on air, but faces leadership, funding problems

GWTV may be back on the air, but that doesn’t mean the student organization is back on track. Two years ago GWTV was a student organization producing original content by students with the aid of faculty advisors. For the first six weeks of classes this year, channel six was a blank screen. Some former members […]

Charles Manatt to retire from chairman of Board of Trustees

GW’s top leadership will look very different beginning this July. Chairman of the Board of Trustees Charles Manatt announced at Friday’s board meeting that he will step down from his position when his term expires at the end of June. University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg announced last April that he will step down from his […]

When work requires play

It’s 9:30 on a Thursday night in the outskirts of D.C.’s Chinatown at RNR Bar & Lounge, formerly known as Coyote Ugly, and people are lugging around cardboard boxes with flyers, setting up a cash register outside, and fixing last-minute details with bouncers and the club owner. They chatter excitedly about who will show up […]

Presidential search yields over 100 nominees

More than 100 people have been nominated to assume GW’s top post after University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg steps down in July 2007. James Ferrare, a consultant with Academic Search Consultation Services – the private firm the University hired to aid in the search – said 102 names have already been suggested for the position, […]

Women’s soccer splits two A-10 games

After two straight losses at home, the GW women’s soccer team added an important conference win with a 2-1 victory over St. Bonaventure Sunday afternoon at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex. With the Atlantic 10 tournament just three weeks away, the Colonials knew that the Bonnies were the first of four upcoming “must-win” games. “We’re […]

WEB EXTRA: Georgetown hosts annual food and wine tasting

Celebrity guests determined the best appetizer, entree and dessert in Georgetown Saturday at the Taste of Georgetown. The festival is an annual celebration of food along Wisconsin Avenue organized by the Georgetown Business Improvement District. Almost 30 restaurants participated in the event, which featured live music, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year proceeds […]

Water polo player arrested Saturday night

A freshman water polo player was arrested Saturday night by Metropolitan Police on felony charges of possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, said Antoinette Murray, a processing technician in the department’s second district. The student, whose name is being withheld by The Hatchet, was arrested in Thurston Hall and was in jail as […]

WEB EXTRA: Students use Skype to stay connected abroad

Zachary Schulman has studied abroad in both Panama and London, and has never paid a dime for long-distance phone calls. The GW senior said that he used Skype, a free Internet phone service, to stay in touch with contacts in the States on both of his trips. “In London they have Skype pre-loaded on computers […]

Joanna Shapes: Where’s the pigskin?

This weekend, three friends from the University of Pittsburgh came down to visit. During dinner Friday night, each one took turns “going to the bathroom,” only for me to later discover that their beloved college football team was in the middle of a game that was being shown at the bar. The game was a […]