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.

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 […]

“Death of a President” misses its mark

What if President Bush was assassinated and no one could see it? That’s the controversy over “Death of a President,” Brit Gabriel Range’s fictional documentary of a future assassination. Hillary Clinton called it “despicable” without having actually, technically, you know, seen it. Major film chains have refused to carry the film, citing fears of copycat […]

Finding a voice in the fight for gender equality

When Jessica Janiuk, a public communication major from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, sought off-campus employment following graduation, she was rejected solely on the basis of her sexual orientation. “I personally was denied employment at a large chain in the Eau Claire area for being transgender. They blatantly told me so when I applied,” said Janiuk. […]

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 […]