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.

Local market to offer incentives to GW customers

Pangea, the fair-trade caf? and developing world market on Pennsylvania Avenue, plans to begin giving student discounts Monday after joining the GWorld program in late June. Two GW interns at the International Monetary Fund, seniors Lucas Keene and Rafi Menachem, helped open The Pangea Artisan Market and Caf? last spring, and the store, which is […]

Week of October 30 Slideshow

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Greek groups question funding

Many student organizations experienced Student Association budget cuts this year, and some leaders of Greek-letter governing groups said they are disappointed with their funding. The Interfraternity Council, which oversees 13 fraternities and about 500 members, received $12,300 this year, an 18 percent reduction from last year’s allocation. The Panhellenic Association, which oversees nine sororities and […]

What’s the deal with… the spooky Mitchell Hall rumors?

It’s been called a former orphanage, a mental institution, haunted and anything else crazy that students can think of, but what really was Mitchell Hall at 19th and E streets before it became a residence hall? University Historian G. David Anderson said the building itself was actually none of those things – it was a […]

Gallaudet U. retracts presidential pick

The governing board of Gallaudet University this Sunday (Oct. 29) retracted its appointment of incoming president Jane K. Fernandes in response to months of protests by students and faculty that culminated in a days-long standoff with administrators. The decision was greeted with cheers from students and other protesters. One group shredded a large effigy of […]

EMeRG volunteers at Marine Corps Marathon

Members of EMeRG worked as emergency response volunteers at the 31st annual Marine Corps Marathon Sunday, which drew tens of thousands of runners, spectators and volunteers. Emergency Medical Response Group is a student organization that provides free emergency medical service to the Foggy Bottom area and offers support for D.C.-area events year-round. EMeRG spokesperson Harland […]

Weekly check up: Halloween sugar high

Break out the costumes and candy because it’s that time of year again – time for trick or treating. And whether your treat of choice is classic candy corn or bite-sized candy bars, it’s common knowledge that sugar goes hand in hand with Halloween. Growing up, children are often warned by their parents against gorging […]

Sandra Perez: In defense of 40 grand a year

Universities, whose apparent goals include the dissemination of knowledge and the creation of a learned society, also have a business side that is seemingly separated from those goals. Although this capitalistic take on such a venture seems contradictory, it is necessary. This rings especially true at GW, which in 2005 was the second-priciest university in […]