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.

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 […]

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 […]