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.

Report shows higher than expected retention rate

An annual University census determined that there are more full-time undergraduates at GW this year than the University projected. Due to the increase, the University has allocated $1 million dollars to be spent on academic spending. The Office of Institutional Research, which compiles the annual census, projected a 3.5 percent decrease in undergraduate enrollments this […]

Panel discusses how best to respond to nuclear North Korea

A former assistant secretary of state for South Asian Affairs hosted a panel discussion on responses to North Korea’s nuclear weapons tests in an event sponsored by the Elliott School of International Affairs Thursday. Three professors discussed potential reactions from China, South Korea and Japan in response to the reported tests North Korea performed Oct. […]

Fire in Empire Apartments forces evacuation early Sunday morning

A fire forced the evacuation of The Empire Apartments building at 2000 F St. early Sunday morning. Firefighters on scene said they responded to a kitchen fire in room 710 that filled the room with smoke. Residents who were stranded outside the building said smoke began billowing out of an apartment window. Some residents of […]

A haunted White House: D.C. ghost tour highlights ghoul hot-spots

Want a good Halloween story? Talk to history buff Natalie Zanin. She knows the ghosts who haunt the White House. Zanin, director of “The Ghost Story Tour of Washington,” said ghosts roam the nation’s capital frequently and freely – particularly around the White House – and she’s there to share their stories. Dressed as Dolly […]

Students protest local McDonalds

About 20 people including 6 GW students protested low wages for McDonald’s employees Saturday outside the fast-food chain’s store on Columbia and 18th streets in Adams Morgan. Protesters, who included Georgetown students and impromptu supporters, painted their faces like clowns and wore clown costumes outside the restaurant. They carried signs reading “No More Mexplotiation” and […]

Sex column: The one night you can have sex with Superman

At the onset of her fourth year in college, Eve has learned quite a few things about sex. Eve, The Hatchet’s anonymous sex columnist, will share her observations and (sometimes dirty) thoughts about sex at GW with the population that fuels her fire. Eve’s obligatory safe-sex note: A condom goes well with any costume. Many […]

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SA away from Gallaudet Student Association President Lamar Thorpe wisely decided not to push to use student funds to buy blankets and food for Gallaudet University protesters. In doing so, Thorpe rightly kept GW out of a matter of internal policy specific to that university and its deaf community. Budget adjustments While GW reduced the […]

The Pulse: Gauging GW’s reactions to today’s issues

Last week, The Hatchet reported that a GW student was caught plagiarizing when the student’s professor used the detection service Turnitin.com, which compares student work to a database of previous publications and student papers. The Hatchet asked students whether Turnitin.com is an effective way to catch plagiarism, or if it undermines the principle of the […]

Men’s, women’s basketball teams hold open practices

With only 11 days left until the men’s and women’s basketball teams tip off their seasons, the Smith Center doors opened for fans to see a practice. With the recently announced absence of sophomore Cheyenne Moore and freshman Hermann Opoku, the basketball teams will need to rely on a toned-down front court including senior Dokun […]