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.

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 […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Apples For Adoption Eat apples and support adoption and pro-life policies. Kogan Plaza 1 to 5 p.m. Free Sponsored by Colonials for Life Progress Through Poetry See D.C. slam poetry and get excited about upcoming midterm elections. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom 8 to 10 p.m. Free Sponsored by the GW College Democrats and the […]

Steven Blum: An experiment in co-ed housing

For the past month and a half, my male roommate and I have had the pleasure of sharing a bathroom with two girls. Besides the occasional hairs in the sink and the tubs full of makeup, it was like sharing a bathroom with anyone. The oh-so-socially-progressive experiment was running marvelously until we received an e-mail […]

Blind Date

Two GW strangers, freshmen Dan Wessel and Lindsay Leshin, met at Firefly restaurant in Dupont Circle for an early Sunday dinner, good conversation and a few laughs Dan Dan: I’ve never been on a date before, let alone a blind date. I had heard stories from friends about blind dates that didn’t turn out well, […]