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.

Campus Calendar

Thursday “American Blackout” Screening Catch this film chronicling the controversies of the 2004 election. 8 to 10 p.m. Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Sponsored by the GW College Democrats Saturday Mount Vernon to Mount Vernon Bike Tour Grab your bike for this scenic journey to the home of our nation’s first president. 9:30 a.m. to 4 […]

Staff Editorial: Mental health policy left unresolved

The settlement of a lawsuit against the University in the case of Jordan Nott, a former GW student who alleges that GW barred him from campus after he expressed suicidal thoughts, resurrects more issues than it puts to rest. While this particular case is over, GW’s policy of categorically suspending students who pose a danger […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct 10/29/06 – 12:15 a.m. – 2000 block of L Street – case closed A GW 4-RIDE driver observed what he believed to be a fight involving about 20 individuals. The driver notified University Police, and a UPD dispatcher contacted the Metropolitan Police Department. UPD arrived on the scene and ordered the individuals to […]

Thorpe nominates law student to court

Second-year law student Michael Gore will be one of Student Association President Lamar Thorpe’s nominees for the two empty seats on the SA Student Court, Thorpe told The Hatchet Tuesday night. Thorpe, a senior, said that he plans to make his decision on the other nominee for the court within the next few days. Thorpe […]

Andrew Siddons: Encourage seniors to give for the future

Every year, the departing senior class presents a gift to the University – a legacy by which the class will be remembered as long as GW still stands. Some past gifts have included familiar landmarks around campus, but in recent years, the gifts have been financial. After a bumpy start – I shouldn’t have to […]

WEB EXTRA: “Prestige” is a neat trick

“The Prestige” begins with a magic trick. Cutter (Michael Caine) explains the mechanics of magic to a young girl. First there’s the pledge, when the magician presents an ordinary object – in this case a bird in a cage. Then there’s the turn – when the cage disappears. But people don’t applaud, he explains, until […]

Israeli, Arab American comedians poke fun at Middle East

The political comedy group “Stand Up For Peace” cracked jokes in the Marvin Center Tuesday night about a topic that might seem pretty difficult to laugh at – the Middle East conflict. The comedy group, which includes two actors, Scott Blakeman and Dean Obeidallah, drew an audience of about 200 people. Blakeman and Obeidallah began […]

Letters to the Editor

No question on co-ed housing I read the news article in The Hatchet about GW’s ban on co-ed housing (“Females forced out of co-ed suite,” Oct. 26, p. 1) with amusement – amusement that co-ed housing is still an issue in this day and age. I am a faculty member who will be 50 in […]

WEB EXTRA: Nationals rock black cat – but no dancing

Rock shows aren’t the place for intimacy. That’s why we have singer-songwriting, the blues, really any other number of genres to fill that need. But if you want to just watch a band, find something else. Rock deserves dancing, clapping, head-banging, even just nodding. See, rock bands are measured by their ability to shake the […]

Student fundraising for Gallaudet ends

Student efforts to raise money in support of protesters at Gallaudet University halted Sunday when the school’s board of trustees voted to rescind the appointment of incoming president Jane Fernandes. The board’s move was in response to protests by students, faculty, alumni and others that rocked Gallaudet, the nation’s premier deaf university, this past month. […]