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.

WEB EXTRA: Puerto Rico group holds “BBQ for Statehood”

The Puerto Rico Statehood Society hosted a “BBQ for Statehood” Saturday to promote the idea of the island territory becoming the 51st state. Students passing through Kogan Plaza enjoyed the group’s music and free food while learning about the issues facing Puerto Rico today. Puerto Rico, an island just east of the Dominican Republic in […]

WEB EXTRA: Alumnus discusses job, dispels rumors of power lobbyists

Alumnus Robert Efrus tried to dispel the bad reputation that can come with being a power lobbyist in Washington as he described his job to students Thursday night. Efrus, vice president of the D.C. lobbying firm The Implementation Group, encouraged students to consider the industry and listed specific paths to become a lobbyist and skills […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Mark Lerner Interview on WRGW Co-owner of the Washington Nationals and GW alumnus Mark Lerner will call in for an interview. Listen at www.gwradio.com. 4 to 6 p.m. Sponsored by WRGW Tuesday Second Freshman Feast Enjoy Mediterranean food in J Street 6 to 9 p.m. $4.99 per meal per person. Sponsored by GW Class […]

Reliance on part-time faculty hurts GW

When GW failed to crack the U.S. News and World Report’s top 50 schools yet again this year, University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg dismissed the importance of our rank at No. 52. Still, the U.S. News rankings do tell an important story, especially if you break down the numbers behind our ranking. One figure, in […]

Week in Review Slideshow

var uslide_show_id = “a9c6051c-4b17-4b36-a8e9-6fa017dc3722”;var slideshowwidth = “468”;var linktext = “”;

Friday night on the job: riding along with UPD

University Police Officer Yolanda Myles cruises her usual route through campus Friday night, checking the more remote areas for unreported trouble. “Friday nights really aren’t as bad as you’d expect them to be,” the officer said. She said that even on the weekends she averages about five calls per night. Most of the calls are […]

Staff Editorial: SA must leave Gallaudet issue alone

Last week, Gallaudet University students effectively shut down their campus during protests over the school’s incoming president. GW Student Association President Lamar Thorpe visited the scene last weekend; now he and other SA leaders plan to propose supporting the protestors with food and blankets. Faced with its own budgetary realities, the SA should not waste […]

GW Briefs

Brady Gallery showcases recent acquisitions The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery is showing off its most recent acquisitions in an exhibit this month. The exhibit, which began earlier this month, showcases 15 of the gallery’s most recent additions to the gallery that has been a part of the university since 2001. Exhibits include works from […]

Don’t let technology turn the tables on us

Take a look at any college brochure cover and you will undoubtedly see countless pictures of a group of students laughing together as they cross a grassy quad, or chatting happily as they sit on the marble steps of an ivy-covered building. Sounds nice, right? However, if you stop to really look around, you’ll find […]