October 30, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 21

Stories from the October 30, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Opoku suspended

The GW athletic department suspended freshman basketball player Hermann Opoku for 11 games because of his play on an Austrian club team that may have included professional players. Jack Kvancz, the director of athletics, said the University has been investigating the matter for nearly five months. Kvancz said he believes that Opoku was never paid […]

WEB UPDATE: Jordan Nott lawsuit settled

Posted Tuesday, Oct. 31, 5:24 p.m. A former student who alleged that GW barred him from campus and suspended him from class as a result of his treatment for depression has settled his lawsuit against the school out of court, his lawyer announced today. Jordan Nott filed a civil suit in the D.C. Superior Court […]

Hall of Fame coach, alumnus dies at 89

Arnold “Red” Auerbach, the Hall of Fame Boston Celtics coach, GW alumnus and cigar-smoking champion, died Saturday night of a heart attack at 89. Auerbach, a revolutionary basketball mind that insisted on niceties to deal with his players, won 938 regular-season games and nine NBA championships as a head coach. The basketball’s professional writers’ association […]

Slate Magazine election panel discuss fate of Republican Majority

Political journalists discussed midterm elections and the future of the Democratic Party at an event hosted by Slate Magazine Thursday in the Jack Morton Auditorium. Nearly 100 students attended the hour-long discussion, which highlighted several key issues influencing the November election. Slate magazine is an online publication that covers political and cultural issues. The event […]

Is student stress a myth?

Dickinson College president William G. Durden gave three words of advice to incoming freshmen choosing their extracurricular activities: “quality over quantity.” His warning reflected a prevailing belief that students are stressed out and overwhelmed, but talking to students themselves suggests just the opposite. “I participate in more activities in college than in high school because […]

GW, student group sued over ’05 Bhangra Blowout stabbing

The family of a college student killed outside an after-party for a GW-sponsored event in March 2005 is suing the University and the South Asian Society for responsibility in their son’s death. Ranjit Singh, 20, was visiting from his hometown of Phillipsburg, N.J., for the student organization annual Bhangra Blowout dance event on March 27, […]

Package services quickens wait times, students still want better

Student Package Services has significantly improved its notoriously long wait times since last year, facility managers said. Package Services upgraded its facilities before the start of the school year by expanding its counter space and hiring more staff members, to improve the package retrieval process, University officials said. In the last two months, officials said […]

A night in 6-D: A ride along with an MPD officer

It’s a cold, rainy Friday night in the sixth District of the Metropolitan Police Department. Officer Francis Jenkins III is on a call for a missing person. A bipolar 14-year-old girl’s mother last saw her daughter leaving school at 7:30 that morning and at 8:26 p.m., when Jenkins responded to the 911 call, her child […]

Award-winning professor dies

Speech and hearing professor Joan Roddy Regnell died Friday at the Virginia Hospital Center of acute renal failure, the Washington Post reported Saturday. She was 74 and lived in North Bethesda, Md. Regnell, who taught at GW for more than 40 years, won the University’s excellence in teaching award in 1991 for teaching a popular […]