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.

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 […]

WEB EXTRA: D.C. holds Green Festival to promote environmentally friendly companies

More than 350 environmentally friendly companies and organizations gathered in the Washington Convention Center this weekend for D.C.’s third annual Green Festival. The event was organized by two nonprofit organizations, Global Exchange and Co-op America. Co-op America is a group with the goal of expanding the green economy, and Global Exchange is an organization that […]

Varsity Roundup

Men’s Soccer The men’s soccer team posted a 3-3 tie Friday afternoon at Fordham in overtime before dropping a 2-1 decision at St. Bonaventure on Sunday. Senior Joseph Siegel tallied three goals over the weekend, two against the Rams and one against the Bonnies. Junior Thomas Stuber added a goal and an assist against Fordham. […]

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 […]