November 6, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 23

Stories from the November 6, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Campus Calendar

Monday Protecting Consumers in the Next Tech-ade Come listen to Federal Trade Commission hearings that explore how the globalization of commerce impacts consumer protection. 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Lisner Auditorium Sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission The Rhodes Scholarship: An Insider’s Perspective If you’re interested in applying for the Rhodes Scholarship, come listen to […]

GW in top 25 for Fulbright scholars

Eleven GW students have received Fulbright Awards for this academic year, ranking the University 21st in the nation out of 532 American schools that had students apply. Students named Fulbright scholars are Mehdi Alhassani, Emily Green, Durriyyah Johnson, Erin Bullinger, Lisa DeCerchio, Ekuike T. Falorca, Katherine Hild, Jennifer Dinsdale, Nathan Green, Brian Harding and Brian […]

The way Kazakh students see Borat

While comedian Sacha Baron Cohen – better known now as “Borat” – may be funny, many Kazakhstan natives aren’t laughing. And on a campus like GW’s, and in a town like D.C., the politics of this weekend’s blockbuster definitely matter. “If a real Kazakh guy saw Sacha Baron Cohen on the street, he would punch […]

GWid numbers to take over SSNs

Students, faculty and staff better start memorizing those numbers. Beginning Nov. 28, the GWid system will permanently take effect and personal accounts and information will no longer be accessible using a social security number. While GW is one of the last universities in the Consortium of Universities of the Metropolitan Washington Area to separate student […]

Students complete Mount Vernon to Mount Vernon bike tour

On Saturday, a group of seven GW students rode with faculty and staff from the Mount Vernon campus to Mount Vernon, Va., on the Mount Vernon to Mount Vernon Bike Tour. The event, sponsored by Mount Vernon Campus Life, was the first in what organizers said they hope to be a tradition of combining health […]

Women in Business group launches with 200+ members

A new student organization on campus hopes to demonstrate that the Princeton Review’s recent ranking of the School of Business as one of the top 10 schools in the country for women was well-earned. With similar groups at Harvard University and University of Pennsylvania, schools with prestigious business programs, GW’s Women in Business student organization […]

Staff Editorial: High tuition fuels negative perceptions

Finally, GW is No. 1. CNN’s ranking of GW tuition as the most expensive in the nation highlights myriad issues inherently associated with such exorbitant costs. Even if GW is not No. 1 in this regard, as administrators maintain, this University’s tuition is still among the highest in the country, promulgating the already-negative image of […]

Prime Movers renews $200k grant to teach D.C. teens journalism

A program that brings students and professional journalists into local high schools to teach journalism has renewed a grant to continue its philanthropic mission. The GW-sponsored Prime Movers journalism outreach program has renewed its Knight Foundation grant to bring journalists from major news media outlets in the Washington area to local high schools. The $200,000 […]

Diana Kugel: Make midterms manageable with a fall break

Midterms are as much a fact of GW life as are Ramen noodles and impromptu political debates in the hallway during ungodly hours of the night. Even though we know that midterms are a necessity, it doesn’t make us any less willing to complain about them. If you look at the timing of the midterm […]