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.

Board of Trustees forms committee to recruit new members

The Board of Trustees created a formal search committee in order to facilitate the trustee nomination process and resolve a recent dip in membership. The decision to create the committee arose last month amid concerns that the nomination process was too informal and lacked proper leadership, said Nelson Carbonell, the chairman of the new committee […]

Sophomore sets pace for A-10s

It’s a cold and cloudy afternoon in Foggy Bottom, but the weather seems to be lost on cross-country runner Audrey Noonan. She sits in University Yard in jeans and a “George Washington Cross Country” T-shirt, smiling and laughing. With the passion she exudes, it’s hard to question how the sophomore has helped transform the women’s […]

Two students forced to move after being placed in co-ed suite

When sophomores Steven Blum and Will Marsh moved into Madison Hall, they found two female suitemates in the adjoining room. The four students didn’t have a problem with the living situation, but after a random health and safety inspection, the University did. In an Oct. 12 e-mail to the suitemates, the GW Office of Housing […]

Colonial Notebook

Hobbs: No. 5 too high The GW men’s basketball team was predicted to finish fifth in the Atlantic 10 conference but Karl Hobbs, the squad’s sixth-year head coach, said he thinks the Colonials belonged either sixth or seventh. “We understand who we are, we’re George Washington,” Hobbs said after practice Wednesday. “This is George Washington, […]


The Hatchet mistakenly reported that Jesse Guyer was under the influence of a controlled substance in “Junior charged with alleged assault” (Oct. 23, p. 3). Guyer was under the influence of an alcoholic substance, according to a University Police Department report. Alcohol is excluded from the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 and does not fall […]

Broken Porcelain: The Dresden Dolls punk up cabaret

What the hell is Brechtian punk cabaret? While it may sound like a name for an archaic form of angry German music, it is far from it. The Boston-based duo the Dresden Dolls will be at the 9:30 Club this Friday, Oct.27 to show you, and to support their latest album “Yes, Virginia.” The Dolls, […]

GW’s top administrators share thoughts on next Prez.

As the presidential search committee mulls more than 100 nominations for the next University president, some of GW’s top administrators have their own ideas about the next person to fill the job. In April, University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg announced he would be stepping down as president when his contract is up in July 2007. […]

Staff Editorial: Explore co-ed housing policy

This semester, two male students and two females moved into a University residence hall room together because of an error, despite a GW policy prohibiting co-ed rooms. GW has since ordered either the male or female students in the room to move out. This situation raises the question as to whether or not the exclusion […]

WEB EXTRA: Sugar Punk Arachnids: Pink Spiders spin sucrose webs

What if Buddy Holly shed his wholesome image back in the day and transcended eras to join up with the New York Dolls in the 70s? The musical effect would undoubtedly be a mirror image of the rising Nashville based rockers, The Pink Spiders. On Saturday, The Pink Spiders played a sold-out 9:30 Club, along […]

Alumni Weekend to split from Colonials Weekend in ’07

Next year’s Colonials Weekend will not include alumni events, and a separate Alumni Weekend will take place instead, said Scott Mory, assistant vice president for Advancement Alumni Relations and Annual Giving. For the past five years, Colonials Weekend has included events’ for family and for alumni. Mory said the events weekends will be separate next […]