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.

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 […]

National Journalists make predictions for midterm elections on “Kalb Report”

Panelists from four major news outlets debated which party will benefit most from November’s midterm elections on the GW-sponsored “Kalb Report” Monday night. Normally hosted in front of a live studio audience with one guest, journalist Marvin Kalb’s public affairs show featured reporters from CNN, CBS Radio, Newsweek and USA Today. Washington Post Radio aired […]

Trachtenberg roasts D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams

Local political leaders and University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg lampooned outgoing D.C. mayor Anthony Williams Wednesday night for what they called his bland personality and frequent travel at a roast honoring him in his final weeks in office. The roast was part of a gala to benefit Southeastern University, a private, non-profit school of 1,000 […]

Sorority, fraternity hold bone marrow drive

Two Greek-letter organizations are trying to help out a friend in need. Asian-interest Greek-letter groups Sigma Psi Zeta sorority and Pi Delta Psi fraternity hosted a bone marrow registration drive on campus Monday. The drives were held in hopes of finding a donor for Wincheng Lin, a Sigma Psi Zeta member who suffers from Leukemia […]

Kronos Quartet blends classical and experimental at Lisner

A first listen to music from the San Francisco string four-piece Kronos Quartet provides an obvious recognition of talent and expertise of the classical string technique. But classical string sounds are only part of Kronos’ musical package, which is primarily experimental – drawing on sounds from sights as diverse as Bombay, India and the German […]