November 2, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 22

Stories from the November 2, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

University settles Jordan Nott lawsuit

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 in October 2005. He alleged that […]

The Bar Belle: Freak House v. Hooters

Freak House v. Hooters Last Friday, I braved a pre-Halloween downpour of rain, booze and sexy nurses – wet, drunk, sexy nurses – to find myself at two frightening Chinatown spots. The first was Warehouse Theater’s haunted burlesque tour of forced abortion, shark attack and full-frontal zombie rape: “Freak House.” The second was Hooters. Both […]

Google’s offer to take over university e-mail systems rouses praise and concern

Students at some U.S. universities could soon find their regular school e-mail interface replaced by one from Gmail. Several schools are considering adopting Gmail, an e-mail service administered by the search engine giant Google. Arizona State University in October announced that it was collaborating with Google to provide Gmail and other services to its 65,000 […]

Attorney general makes surprise lecture at Law School

U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales made a surprise visit to a Law School class Tuesday and spoke about U.S. policy in the war on terror. Students in the Law School’s criminal procedure class were surprised to see the special guest speaker in Stockton Hall Tuesday. Associate professor of law Renee Lerner teaches the class and […]

Amateur auteurs get chance at big break

In the hunt for new talent, and have created the “Exposure Film Contest.” Craig Engler,’s vice president, explained that the Sci Fi channel makes 26 films per year and that they are searching for “young, upcoming talent” to develop their creative process. Until Nov. 6, anyone can submit a 2- to 8-minute […]

TONIC liquor license may not get approval

A proposed restaurant and bar at 20th and G streets may be denied its liquor license, said a D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Association spokesperson. The proposed restaurant and bar, TONIC, has already experienced construction delays due to the time it took to obtain construction permits. The food venue is expected to open in January 2007, […]

GW knocks down Augusta State

GW head coach Karl Hobbs wore a turtleneck during Wednesday night’s preseason game against Augusta State at the Smith Center. It was a departure from his typical suit and tie, but for Hobbs and the GW men’s basketball team, it was business as usual. The sixth-year head coach was his animated self as his team […]

See the glorious “moviefilm” of Kazakhstan

It’s a good thing that the blatantly offensive, raunchy film “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” has received almost universal high-fives from critics. For if the “moviefilm” were to do poorly, says its hero, Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev, “I will be execute.” Talk about high stakes. The wildly popular […]