November 9, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 24

Stories from the November 9, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Pep rally introduces players, coaches to fans

The spirit department introduced the men’s and women’s basketball squads at a pep rally featuring music and shooting flames Wednesday evening in Kogan Plaza “It gave the fans an opportunity to see a different side of the players,” Spirit Director Nicole Macchione said. A short video clip of the teams from last season was projected […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Fall Film Series: Talladega Nights Come catch Will Ferrell in “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.” 7 p.m. to midnight Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Sponsored by Program Board Friday GW NROTC Veterans Day Ceremony Students and faculty are invited to join GW NROTC midshipmen in honoring veterans, past and present. 11 to 11:30 […]

Basketball Preview: A day with McKeown and Co.

The clock reads 10 a.m. on the Friday morning before Halloween, and the GW women’s basketball brownstone across from the Smith Center is nearly vacant. The glare from a solitary light protrudes from the office of first-year assistant coach Ali Jaques, who is chatting with a recruit on instant messenger. “Recruiting is like breathing,” she […]

FTC hosts technology seminar in Lisner

Security was the focus of a Federal Trade Commission technology seminar in Lisner Auditorium that hundreds of businesspeople, government officials and consumers attended. More than 700 people attended the opening session of “Protecting Consumers in The Next Tech-ade” Monday morning, an event that takes place every 10 years. The first national technology seminar was held […]

Staff Editorial: Choosing the best person for GW’s top position

It is the end of an era and the greatest of institutional responsibilities. This school year marks a career’s end for one of the most influential figures in GW’s history. As University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg retires from 19 years of service as GW’s top administrator, the Presidential Search Committee embarks on the daunting task […]

Starbucks closes earlier with no plans to increase hours

Students may have noticed that they can’t get a latte as late as they used to. The Starbucks in Gelman library used to stay open until 11 p.m. or midnight. As of the last week in September, the location has been operating from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. during the week, and from 7 a.m. […]

FBI CIO speaks about job since Sept. 11

Alumnus and Chief Information Officer of the FBI Zalmai Azmi discussed how his job has changed since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with a group of about 65 students and faculty Monday night in Duques Hall. Azmi talked about his background as an Afghan native who immigrated to the United States in 1982, served as […]

Sam Salkin: Stick with our Colonials

Last year’s amazing basketball season ended for me not in the Smith Center or on the couch in Guthridge Hall where I watched many a Colonials victory. Rather, three friends and I sat at the airport bar in San Jose, Costa Rica and saw the match-up we had always dreamed of – and feared. From […]

2006 Midterm Elections: Students gather for race results

Two Marvin Center ballrooms were transformed into the “blue room” and the “red room” Tuesday night when students gathered to watch election returns after a day of events celebrating the midterm elections. GW College Democrats, College Republicans and Program Board sponsored the election festivities. When students in the “blue room” learned that Democrats had gained […]

Crime Log

Assault 11/1/06 – Mitchell Hall – 1:07 a.m. – case closed After receiving a call about a disturbance in Mitchell Hall, University Police officers arrived on the scene. They witnessed a student standing on the sidewalk arguing with someone who was looking out of a window. The complainant said the individual had thrown several eggs […]