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.

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 […]

Pi Beta Phi returns to campus, begins building organizations

Greek-letter group Pi Beta Phi has returned to campus for the first time since 1968 and will soon be GW’s tenth sorority under supervision of the Panhellenic Association. Pi Beta Phi, GW’s oldest female Greek-letter organization, has completed the initial stage of its colonization process to restore and re-colonize the D.C. Alpha chapter on campus. […]

Weekly check up: HPV vaccine

The commercials have been on the air for months – “Cancer caused by a virus? I didn’t know that.” Merck, a pharmaceutical company, is using these ads to urge women to tell someone about the sexually transmitted disease HPV, or the human papilloma virus, causing cervical cancer. But why does HPV suddenly seem to be […]

GW medical students fly on large syringe

A team of GW medical students pushed a giant homemade syringe off a 30-foot barge into Baltimore’s Inner Harbor Saturday for the city’s first-ever Red Bull Flugtag. A Flugtag, which is German for “fly day,” involves human-powered flying machines built by teams of up to five people that compete in design, distance and showmanship. The […]

Seinfeld’s sarcasm holds GW

“This is the greatest day of my life. I’m in a gym,” said Jerry Seinfeld, true to brutally sarcastic form as headliner for Colonials Weekend at the Smith Center last Friday. In between sold-out shows scheduled for 7 and 10 p.m., The Hatchet spoke to Seinfeld, experiencing his bluntness first-hand. Topics in Seinfeld’s sketch segued […]