October 26, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 20

Stories from the October 26, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Notify students of plagiarism prevention

Though the University lacks any concrete statistics, administrators estimate that up to 10 percent of GW professors use Turnitin.com, an online plagiarism prevention service. The company allows professors to use a database to compare student papers to previous, unpublished works and works available on the Internet. While this system is a valuable asset in the […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Dinner with Friends Catch the first show of the season from Generic Theatre Company. 8 to 10 p.m. Lisner Downstage Sponsored by Generic Theatre Company Friday Rocky Horror Picture Show It’s that time of year – get your fill of Rocky Horror. 11:45 p.m. to 2 a.m. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Cost: $5 Sponsored […]

Professors use online program Turnitin to catch student cheating

At least one student has been caught plagiarizing using an Internet-based tool called Turnitin.com, said Tim Terpstra, director of the Academic Integrity Office. Turnitin is an online detection device used by high schools and colleges around the country. Individual professors, departments or entire schools can subscribe to the program, which requires students to upload their […]

Volunteering at GW and nationwide up

More students are volunteering at GW and nationwide, according to a recent national study and the Office of Community Services. The Corporation for National and Community Service report, which analyzed data from the U.S. Census, found a 20 percent increase in the rate of volunteer work among Americans 16 to 24 from 2002 to 2005. […]

SA postpones JEC charter, mull court vacancies

The Student Association Senate postponed a vote on the Joint Elections Charter Act until the next Senate meeting after heated debate Tuesday night in the Marvin Center. The JEC charter outlines the rules for the SA’s election, which will occur sometime in March or April. One of the major sources of contention was an amendment […]

Drag queens parade down 17th Street in annual race

Men dressed in drag costumes ranging from a cheerleader to a giant banana paraded down 17th Street Tuesday evening in the 20th anniversary of the annual “17th Street High Heel Race.” Thousands attended the “17th Street High Heel Race,” which was sponsored by JR’s Bar and Grill. The race began at 9 p.m. and was […]

Students improv dance on Metro, around the city

A student-run improvisational acting group performed on blue-line Metro cars Sunday as part of its participation in the D.C. Improvisation Festival. “Extraordinary Sightings” was the theme of this year’s festival, which ran from Thursday to Sunday. It included an improvisational dance around rush-hour commuters on K Street and an improvisational skit at the National Art […]

Greek Briefs

The Sigma Chi fraternity held a Marine donation drive last week in the Marvin Center that collected more than 100 hygiene and entertainment items including magazines, toiletries and DVDs. In addition to these donations, several members of Greek-letter organizations like Alpha Epsilon Phi, Pi Beta Phi and Sigma Kappa wrote letters of support to the […]

Moore sidelined ‘indefinitely’

Junior forward Cheyenne Moore is out indefinitely after suffering a stress fracture of his left tibia, GW head coach Karl Hobbs said. Hobbs said that Moore tried to play through the pain, but it became unbearable. “It’s a tremendous loss because we don’t have that much depth,” Hobbs said after Wednesday’s practice. “Now you’re not […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct 10/21 – 2100 Block of H Street – 2:35 a.m. – case closed The University Police Department received a report of a disorderly male in the area. When officers responded, they found two males who were in a verbal disagreement with each other. Officers determined neither male was affiliated with the University and […]