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.

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 […]

Basketball Preview: New faces abound

Rebuilding. Inexperienced. New beginning. Those are the types of phrases that GW men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs is using to describe this year’s team, which features just two players who played every game during last year’s historical season. With the graduation of Pops Mensah-Bonsu, Mike Hall and Omar Williams, as well as the departure of […]

Tuition still climbing but not as much, says College Board

Although the College Board recently reported that the rate at which college tuition fees are rising is not as rapid as in previous years, families are still feeling the effects of tuitions which increase faster than the inflation rate. The College Board’s data shows that although the inflation rate is 3.82 percent, tuition at a […]

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 […]