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.

WEB EXTRA: Trick-or-treaters descend on Embassy Row

Hundreds of trick-or-treaters swarmed Embassy Row Tuesday collecting candy and treats from the world’s diplomatic institutions. About 150 college students made up the majority of trick-or-treaters. Witches, bumblebees, fairies, spidermen and flappers filed in and out of embassies including those of Latvia, Greece, Kenya, Korea and Guatemala. Sophomore Liz Hassel, who was dressed as a […]

GW, School without Walls argue for zoning support

GW and the School Without Walls made their case before the D.C. Zoning Commission for a joint development proposal Monday night. The development plan, introduced in March, includes a new 474-bed residence hall for GW and an addition to the School Without Walls, a high school at 2130 G St. The public-private partnership hinges on […]

WEB EXTRA: GW grad schools discuss admissions

Representatives from GW’s graduate schools admissions offices emphasized the importance of personal statements when applying to graduate school in an admissions panel Monday night in Ivory Tower. Panelists included members from the Elliott School of International Affairs, the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, the School of Public Policy and Public Administration and the […]

New season of “The OC”: so bad, it hurts

When the DVD with “The Avengers,” the first episode of the new season of “The OC,” came into The Hatchet’s office last week, I picked it up, figuring I’d check it out and then let someone else write about it who cared more about the show than I do, or maybe not have an article […]

Potomac House pipe rupture causes flood

A major water pipe ruptured in Potomac House Monday morning, causing flooding in more than 10 rooms of the two-month-old freshman dormitory. The flood, which is one of several plumbing problems in the residence hall since September, has raised concerns among residents about the building’s water system. Displaced residents slept on cots in dry, neighboring […]

Local residents advise University on presidential search

About 20 Foggy Bottom residents advised GW on its presidential search Wednesday evening at a community forum in the Jack Morton Auditorium. University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg announced in April that he would step down when his contract ends in July 2007. In conjunction with the Board of Trustees’ search, the University has hosted forums […]

Mixed results of “Driving Lessons”

When I was first learning to drive, I would grip the steering wheel with death-white hands, my arms completely stiff from the shoulder down. My father, sitting at my side, would attempt in a calm and soothing voice to ease my tension. No luck – I was terrified of driving. But, as it goes with […]

SA lobbies for newspaper program, Marvin Center space

Members of the Student Association are making efforts to reinstate the GW Reads program and fill the vacant ground-floor space of the Marvin Center. In September, the administration announced that it was ending the $50,000 newspaper program due to budget constraints. The program had supplied free copies of The Washington Post, USA Today and The […]

A new art lesson

Senior and D.C. native John Muller has set out to use poetry and theater to empower young people. Muller and fellow D.C. local Justin McNeil, a student at Morehouse College in Atlanta, started DreamCity – a group focused on using the arts to educate people in D.C. Dreamcity, which started in 2004, has about 35 […]