October 19, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 18

Stories from the October 19, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Greek Briefs

Some Pi Kappa Phi members took a dunk this weekend for a good cause. The Pi Kappa Phi fraternity raised about $3,350 for its national philanthropic organization Push America with its first annual War of the Roses fundraising event, which ended Monday. The fundraiser began with a dunk tank in University Yard on Friday. The […]

CRs, CDs volunteer for midterm election campaigns nationwide

The College Republicans rallied last weekend in Pittsburgh, Pa., for Mark Harris, a 2006 graduate and candidate for state representative of Pennsylvania’s 42nd district. With Election Day approaching quickly, the College Republicans, as well as the College Democrats and GW Democrats, have each stepped up their campaigning efforts and traveled to several states. “Pennsylvania wants […]

Freshman loses Cosmo’s Bachelor of the Year contest

Freshman Cory McCrummen, one of 50 nominees for Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Bachelor of the Year, is taking his loss well. McCrummen and the 49 other nominees were invited to a party in New York City Tuesday night, when the winner was announced. A panel of magazine editors chose the winner out of six semi-finalists who received […]

University offers weekly podcast of campus events

Students can now get information on the latest happenings around campus on their iPod. The GWeekly podcast, produced by Mount Vernon Campus Life, debuted Friday and includes information such as the location, time and cost of the week’s events. “Over 10,000 students have read the e-mail each week and we hope to see interest in […]

Students register to vote on Facebook

Now, social networking Web site Facebook.com can add another function to its list of features – voter registration. With members including former Vice President Al Gore and Senator Evan Bayh (D-Ind.), “We Will Rock the Vote: Register Now!” is no ordinary Facebook group. Formed earlier this month, the group is part of a nationwide effort […]

Teacher of the Year discusses educational inequality at GW

The 2005 National Teacher of the Year told students that inequalities within the nation’s public school system can be mitigated by students volunteering to teach. Jason Kamras spoke to students Tuesday night in the Jack Morton Auditorium at an event hosted by GW’s Teach for America chapter. The national organization provides college graduates with two-year […]

SA to use private funds for Gallaudet support

Student Association President Lamar Thorpe announced he will not use SA funds to provide materials for student-protesters camping out at Gallaudet University, heeding the calls of some senators. Thorpe visited the campus last week to decide if the SA should provide support for students opposing the incoming president of the university. They maintain that Jane […]

GW Hospital offers free HIV screening due to high rates in D.C.

Almost all inpatients are now being screened for HIV in the Emergency Department at GW Hospital. Since September, GW Hospital has offered 15,000 incoming emergency room patients free HIV screening tests, and about 60 percent of these patients agreed to participate and got tested, according to Student Health Services. New Centers for Disease Control regulations […]

Athlete kicked off team after arrest

A freshman on the water polo team was released from D.C. jail Monday evening after being charged with a misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. Alexander Price, an 18-year old from Hawaii, spent nearly two days in custody after being arrested in his Thurston Hall room early Sunday morning, according […]

GSPM Professor studies loss of e-mail sent to Congressional offices

A dean in the Graduate School of Political Management completed a study that found that a large portion of e-mails sent to members of Congress never arrive at their intended destination. Dennis Johnson, a professor and an associate dean in GSPM, examined the success of vendors who coordinate prepared responses that lobbying organizations send to […]