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.

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 […]

Letters to the Editor

Students should reconsider ridiculous cost I was amused to no end reading that GW officials would like to dispute CNN’s finding that their University levies the highest tuition rate in the nation. It is laughable that GW staff would like to dispute the technicality of this ranking, when this University clearly uses one of the […]

2006 Midterm Elections: Senior, alumni win elections

While some GW alumni lost prominent races in Tuesday’s midterm elections, a student, professor and alumnus will be serving in several public offices next year. Senior L. Asher Corson beat incumbent Anne Savage for a seat on the Foggy Bottom/West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission with 63 percent of the vote. Corson, whose family owns a […]

Student Court nominees speak about future

Student Association President Lamar Thorpe’s nominees to the Student Court spoke about what they would like to see for the future of the SA’s judicial branch before their confirmation hearings in the next week. Junior David Rosenbaum and sophomore Christopher Wimbush joined second-year law student Michael Gore last week as Student Association President Lamar Thorpe’s […]