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.

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. […]

The Decemberists style stays the same

As the lights dimmed, the crowd inside the 9:30 Club waited expectantly for the Decemberists to come on stage. Instead, a narrator’s voice boomed throughout the club, encouraging patrons to picture themselves on a rocky precipice, and praising the construct of the building, reminding everyone that it was built by a team of “nubile eunuchs.” […]

WEB EXTRA: Student group coordinates international service projects

The national organization Student Movement for Real Change now has a GW chapter that is trying to connect students across the globe. One of GW’s newest student organizations, the group helps coordinate international service projects and raise awareness about global issues. “The Student Movement is committed to engaging student leaders on issues that don’t receive […]

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 […]