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.

Alpha Delta Pi hosts annual Jail and Bail fundraiser

The Alpha Delta Pi sorority held its annual Jail and Bail fundraiser this week to raise money for families with children fighting medical illnesses. Advertising for Jail and Bail began last week when signup sheets were available to students on the H Street terrace adjacent to the Marvin Center. At the table, GW students were […]

Basketball Preview: Fundraising, ticket sales up

The success of last year’s basketball seasons increased more than just school spirit on campus – donations and merchandise sales are also up. “There has been a positive increase in the annual funds and ticket sales, as well as the support for athletics in general,” said Executive Director of University Advancement, James Ledyard, who declined […]

Democrats capture Congress in Nov. 7 election

Sen. George Allen, R-Va., conceded a tight electoral race to Democratic challenger James Webb on Nov. 9, giving Democrats control of both houses of Congress for the first time since 1994. Webb’s victory means that the Democrats took control of six seats previously held by Republicans, the exact number needed for a Democratic majority in […]

Ludacris to speak at Marvin Center

Hip-hop star Ludacris is coming to the Marvin Center Dec. 1 as part of the YouthAIDS “Kick Me!” Campaign for World AIDS Day. GW is the last stop on the rapper’s four-university tour across the country. He will also be speaking at UCLA, Northwestern University and NYU. The event, which is aimed at raising awareness […]

University seeks to fire tenured engineering professor

The University administration is amid a historic attempt to revoke the tenure of an engineering professor who has been teaching at GW since 1986. A hearing panel of the Faculty Dispute Resolution Committee held seven sessions between January and April 2006 to determine if administrators met criteria to revoke professor Debabrata Saha’s tenure, according to […]

Men to face Boston University

GW’s men’s basketball team will begin its season Friday in Boston, the same place head coach Karl Hobbs began his coaching career almost 20 years ago. The Colonials play Boston University at Agganis Arena in a return game for BU visiting the Smith Center last year, an affair that GW won 75-62. The game marks […]


In the article titled “Women’s business group launches” (Nov. 6, p. 3) the quote by Julie Beggans misidentified Desiree Shapouri. In the same article, Bear Sterns is erroneously reported as the organization’s corporate sponsor.

D.C. taxis to change from zones to meters

Federal legislation passed earlier this month may force D.C. taxis to switch from the current zone system to a metered cab system like New York City’s. On Oct. 17, President George W. Bush signed the D.C. Omnibus Authorization Act, which included an amendment that requires all taxis licensed in the District to charge fares by […]

Men: Fast Facts

GW v. Boston University When: Friday, 7 p.m. Where: Agganis Center, Boston Television: None Radio: WTWP 107.7 FM, 1500 AM, History: GW leads the all-time series with BU 13-1, with the one loss coming in the 1978-79 season. The Colonials topped the Terriers 75-62 Dec. 2, 2005, at the Smith Center. Maureece Rice had […]