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: 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 […]

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

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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 […]