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.

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, […]

Business school class learns through philanthropy

The 58 students in “Analysis of Business Issues” class are using community service projects to hone their business skills. Community service becomes a business venture for the students, who will compete in groups and present their project strategy and results in December to a group of outside judges. The judges will then select the best […]

WEB EXTRA: University hosts Kidsfest

Kids and their parents enthused with Halloween spirit packed University Yard and the Mount Vernon quad on Saturday for the fourth annual Kidsfest, sponsored by Neighbors Project and the Residence Hall Association. About 150 children attended the events including some GW faculty and their children, organizers said. Entertainments included face painting, cookie decorating, a cakewalk […]

Soccer ends season with loss

Extending their losing streak to three games, the women’s soccer team lost to La Salle 2-1 in double overtime Saturday afternoon at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex, ending the Colonials’ season. The loss deflated the Colonials’ hope of qualifying for the Atlantic 10 Championship. It was the last game for seniors Shari Taylor and Molly […]

Ambassador to teach at GW

U.S. Ambassador John R. Miller, director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the U.S. Department of State, will leave his post to become an international affairs research professor next spring. Miller, who oversees efforts to combat slavery around the world as a senior adviser to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, […]

WEB EXTRA: Gallaudet Presidential nominee ousted

In a special session Sunday, Gallaudet University’s governing board voted to “terminate” embattled incoming President Jane Fernandes, the Washington Post reported. Fernandes, who was appointed in May to replace current President I. King Jordon, has faced opposition from alumni, faculty and students because she has been able to speak since childbirth and did not learn […]

Opoku suspended

The GW athletic department suspended freshman basketball player Hermann Opoku for 11 games because of his play on an Austrian club team that may have included professional players. Jack Kvancz, the director of athletics, said the University has been investigating the matter for nearly five months. Kvancz said he believes that Opoku was never paid […]

WEB UPDATE: Jordan Nott lawsuit settled

Posted Tuesday, Oct. 31, 5:24 p.m. A former student who alleged that GW barred him from campus and suspended him from class as a result of his treatment for depression has settled his lawsuit against the school out of court, his lawyer announced today. Jordan Nott filed a civil suit in the D.C. Superior Court […]

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 […]