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.

Greeks end week of competitive and service-oriented activities

A Halloween-themed Greek Week ended Saturday after days of competition, fundraising and community service events. The week’s events included volunteering with KidFest, Greek Games on Kogan Plaza, trick-or-treating with UNICEF, a skit night, date auction, game night, a party at Heritage and a barbecue on University Yard. Greek-letter governing groups the Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Association, […]

Snapshot: Hungry men

Junior John Galmiche, program chair of the Interfraternity Council, serves burgers out to hungry Greek-letter group members Saturday in University Yard. The event ended Greek Week.

Senator calls for comprehensive inquiry into lender practices

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Il., has called on the Department of Education to review suspect practices by lenders involved in the Federal Family Education Loan program. Durbin submitted a letter to the department’s inspector general Oct. 31 requesting that the review be expanded to all entities associated with the program and that all regulations agreed to […]

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 […]