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.

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 […]

WEB EXTRA: Event discusses Jackie Robinson’s legacy

A panel of professors and community members gathered Thursday night at Hillel to discuss baseball legend Jackie Robinson and his effects on race relations, their personal lives and achieving the American dream. The presentation was the third in a Jackie Robinson lecture series sponsored by GW’s Multicultural Student Services Center and the student-run Jackie Robinson […]

Varsity Roundup

Water Polo The men’s water polo team won three of four matches at the Collegiate Water Polo Association Southern Championship in Lewisburg, Pa. The Colonials (14-12) defeated Penn State Behrend 16-9 and Mercyhurst 18-8 and lost to No. 18 Navy 10-5 Saturday and then beat Gannon 20-10 Sunday for a fifth place finish. Senior John […]

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 […]