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.

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 […]

Correction

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, GWRadio.com 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 […]

Juliet Moser: Extra fees will hurt GW in the future

Two brand-new 2006 Mini Coopers. A down payment on a house. A three-week trip to Italy, flying first class and sleeping only in historic chateaus. A facelift, some liposuction and a perky new pair of breasts. These are but a few items that whoever is paying for your tuition at this fine institution could’ve purchased […]

Ashcroft speaks on Iraq, war on terror to College Republicans

Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft spoke about security, liberty and the war on terror to more than 300 people on Monday in the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom. Ashcroft, who served as the head of the Justice Department from 2001 to 2005, has been criticized by many Democrats for his conservative views and spoke for […]

Women: At a glance

GW v. Maryland-Baltimore County When: Friday, 3 p.m. Where: Smith Center Television: None Radio: GWRadio.com History: GW leads the all-time series with UMBC 5-0. The two teams last met in January of 1994 at the Smith Center. At the time, the Colonials were ranked 17th in the nation. Game notes: The Retrievers lost their top […]

Is reality stranger than fiction?

A good friend of mine is an undergraduate student at Princeton University. Using her liberal arts education to the furthest extent, she decided to major in the cutting-edge field of philosophy. When I asked her about what she found so fascinating – why on Earth she would bother contemplating “I think therefore I am” her […]