October 23, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 19

Stories from the October 23, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Avoiding a ‘real’ job

For all those seniors who hate answering pesky questions about post-graduation plans, here’s one possible answer. Don’t get a “real” job – be a virtual assistant. Virtual assistants, who are self-employed and work from home, set their own hours, schedules and receive tax benefits. The virtual assistant profession, a relatively new idea, is made up […]

Jewish and Muslim communities share a dinner at fifth annual Iftar

GW’s Muslim and Jewish communities came together Thursday night for Iftar, a daily breaking of the fast for Muslims during their holy month of Ramadan. University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg gave remarks in front of more than 300 attendees at the fifth annual interfaith dinner in the Marvin Center. The dinner, said Trachtenberg before his […]

What’s the deal with… that gold column in the Marvin Center

The infamous hippo statue on the corner of 21st and H streets isn’t the only monument University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg has brought back to GW from his travels abroad. If you’ve ever walked by the towering gold column in the Marvin Center lobby, then you’ve seen another example of Trachtenberg’s decorative touches. In 2002, […]

Back on campus: Alumni return for Colonials Weekend

When they were freshmen in 1992, David Drykerman, Brad Jacobs and Eric Kaufman all lived in Thurston Hall and pledged the same fraternity. Last weekend, they attended their 10-year reunion together. “Thurston is still as gross as it was,” said Drykerman, who now lives in Rockville, Md. and owns a business that has sales partnerships […]

After 50 years, football team reunites in Virginia

ARLINGTON, Va.- The banner still hangs in the Marvin Center as a reminder of the victory. Texas Western, now the University of Texas-El Paso, was a 13-point favorite over GW in the 1957 Sun Bowl, so when the scoreboard read 13-0 at the end of the game only one thing was surprising: the Colonials finished […]

University considers wireless-Gelman only building with full coverage

While only one GW academic building offers complete wireless Internet access, more than 50 percent of college classrooms nationwide offer the service, according to a recently released report. The Campus Computing Project’s survey, which was published in the Chronicle of Higher Education earlier this month, said 51.2 percent of college classrooms nationwide have wireless access, […]

Abortion rally erupts on H Street as anti-abortion activists descend on GW

Several hundred students engaged in an impromptu abortion-rights rally Thursday when three anti-abortion organizations came to Foggy Bottom as part of a nationwide tour. Nearly 150 GW abortion-rights activists gathered on H Street throughout the afternoon to counter-protest several dozen anti-abortion activists standing outside Kogan Plaza. About 10 University Police officers were monitoring the scene […]

An artist’s story: from Lebanon to the White House

Traveling to the lower level of the Watergate complex usually involves a blas? trip to the shabby Safeway supermarket. But Saturday, however, Washington’s classiest patrons headed that way for an occasion that was anything but lackluster. In an intimate gallery just beyond the market, dozens arrived for the opening of renowned artist and Foggy Bottom […]

Junior charged with assault

Junior Jesse Guyer is facing misdemeanor charges for assaulting a woman on Washington Circle Sept. 12. D.C. Superior Court Judge Linda Turner placed Guyer under court-ordered surveillance at a status hearing Tuesday morning. She required him to submit to weekly drug tests until his sentencing hearing in November. Guyer appeared to be under the influence […]

Networking while lecturing

In a little office on the fourth floor of the School of Media and Public Affairs sits a man who has the ability to change students’ futures. It looks like a pretty typical room – walls adorned with Yankees memorabilia and images of old colleagues, and windowsills overflowing with pictures of loved ones. But predictable […]