November 13, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 25

Stories from the November 13, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Hatchet Web site wins Pacemaker award

The Associated College Press named The Hatchet’s Web site winner of its Online Pacemaker award for the first time since the ACP created the award in 1995, the organization announced last month. Formerly known as the Best of Net competition, the Online Pacemaker was the first nationwide competition for online college student publications. Pacemaker awards […]

Bob Saget performs vulgar act at Lisner

Comedian Bob Saget performed for a sold-out crowd in Lisner Auditorium Thursday evening, marking the second time in two years that he has visited campus. Saget, who is now widely known for his risque humor, starred in family-themed television shows during the 1990s. Many students remember him as clean-cut Danny Tanner from “Full House,” though […]

Afghanistan’s Ambassador stresses the need for economic help

Afghanistan’s ambassador to the U.S. stressed the need for economic investment in his country last Friday at the Elliott School of International Affairs. His Excellency Said T. Jawad spoke at the School of Business’ Sixth International Development Forum about the economic future of Afghanistan, a post-conflict nation. His speech was followed by a panel discussion […]

Student survivor: 78-year-old student brings insight to the classroom

Fred Flatlow can still remember when they took his father away. On Nov. 9, 1938, Hitler’s secret police, the Gestapo, arrested Flatlow’s father. The crime? Being Jewish. His father was one of the many Jews rounded up on Crystal Night, when the Nazis destroyed Jewish shops, homes and synagogues across Germany. Broken glass littered the […]

International student enrollment up for first time in five years

GW experienced an increase in international student enrollment this year for the first time in five years. The fall 2006 census, which was released in late October from the Office of Institutional Research, shows a 1.5 percent increase in international student enrollment this year, which University officials said is promising. “I think the fact that […]

Campus Calendar

Monday R.E.A.L Conversations Is the Civil Rights Movement Forgotten? Keeping Student Activism Alive Come together in a safe and trusting environment that supports and promotes the discussion of issues regarding diversity and multiculturalism. Mount Vernon Campus-Eckles Library 7 to 9 p.m. Sponsored by the Student Activities Center Tuesday PSU Arts Fest Enjoy all types of […]

Staff Editorial: Give professors a complete 4×4 plan before they vote

A special committee proposed a four-class, four-credit curricular structure earlier this year with promises of simultaneous financial savings and a supposed boost to GW academics. This week, that plan hit another hurdle, highlighting the multiple issues that the committee’s recommendations failed to address. Last Friday, the Faculty Senate unanimously voted to delay final consideration of […]

JMU athletes protest changes to Title IX

Student athletes and Title IX advocates across the country are in an uproar regarding James Madison University’s elimination of ten varsity sports. According to university officials, the cuts are the school’s only option for complying with Title IX, a law designed to prevent discrimination on the basis of sex. The two issues under question by […]