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.

Clayton M. McCleskey: Let’s not be ugly Colonials

“Why-a you gotta be-a such ugly Americans?” With much excited gesturing, my Italian professor commented on student’s classroom demeanor. I went to class prepared for a lesson on verb forms, but Italian 001 quickly turned into an etiquette and fashion lesson. My professor expressed frustration that some students dressed as if they just rolled out […]

Business school ranked top of class for women

The GW School of Business was ranked as one of the top 10 business schools to provide opportunities for women in the Princeton Review’s “Best 282 Business Schools” report for 2007. “GW’s top-10 ranking demonstrates the continued progress of our MBA program,” said Susan Phillips, the dean of the School of Business, in a press […]

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 The company allows professors to use a database to compare student papers to previous, unpublished works and works available on the Internet.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 […]