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.

Engineering, education graduate programs under review

Commissions will examine the state and future development of two graduate programs after they failed to make enough revenue to cover their costs, a University official said. The commissions will examine the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Graduate School of Education and Human Development. They will begin meeting this month and are […]

A telling tune-up

The lone senior on the GW women’s basketball team, guard Kenan Cole, may occasionally get overlooked with Atlantic 10 preseason first-team members Kim Beck and Sarah-Jo Lawrence in the same backcourt. But last year’s Academic Excellence Award recipient made her presence known with a team-leading 23 points and 8 rebounds in Friday’s 70-63 preseason win […]

Empire apartment fires raise concerns among residents

Empire apartment residents say they are concerned about two fires that have occurred in the past six months, but building management said the building is in compliance with fire codes. The first fire on May 1 filled the building with smoke because of flooding near basement electrical panels. The Hatchet previously reported that alarms did […]

Pep rally set for Wednesday

Spirit of the Night, the replacement for Colonials Invasion, will be Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Kogan Plaza. Byron Kerr, the WTWP announcer, will emcee the event, which will include appearances by the GW men’s and women’s basketball teams. Joe McKeown and Karl Hobbs, head basketball coaches, will appear along with the GW mascots. The […]

MPD, DDOT keep eye on city with cameras

Closed-circuit cameras installed by Metropolitan Police this summer in response to a crime wave will remain in use despite a planned late October removal. The D.C. Council approved funds for the surveillance in emergency legislation passed this summer to fight back a sudden increase in crime. According to a press release from Mayor Anthony Williams, […]

Officials say CNN ranking of GW’s tuition as highest in country is misleading recently reported GW’s tuition as the highest-priced in the country, but University administrators said the ranking is misleading. For the 2006-2007 academic year, incoming freshmen paid $49,290 with room and board costs, according to GW Media Relations. GW is one of a select few universities in the country with a fixed-tuition plan, which guarantees […]

GW Expat: Winter, beauty in Tibet

Senior Sam Sherraden, an international affairs major and former Hatchet photo editor, spent the summer studying abroad in Beijing, China, and is spending the fall semester further north in Harbin, China. Twice a month, he will share his experiences and observations from East Asia as one of GW’s many expats. I turned onto my back […]

GW alumni, student, faculty candidates ready for elections

Voters across the country will decide Tuesday if a slew of GW students, alumni and faculty running in the midterm elections are best suited to take office. Alumni running for Congress are in some of the most highly contested races. Tim Mahoney, who received his MBA from GW in 1983, is running for U.S. representative […]

Weekly check up: Flu shots

The leaves are changing colors, the temperature is dropping and it gets dark at 5 p.m. We all know what that means: winter is on its way, and so is the flu. But the flu, a respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus, and its painful symptoms such as fever, headaches, muscle aches, cough and […]

New food venues to open late after months of delays

The openings of three campus-dining venues are still expected to be late, with WOW Caf? and Wingery likely opening next semester. The construction of WOW is almost completed, but it might not open until after winter break; Potomac House’s Carvings has also suffered construction and permit delays, but is scheduled to open in late November, […]