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.

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 […]

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 […]