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.

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, […]

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 […]