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.

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 […]

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 […]