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.

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 […]

John McCormack: Beyond partisan politics

While campaigning last weekend in western Pennsylvania for my good friend and recent GW grad Mark Harris in his bid for state representative, I passed two middle-school girls playing basketball in a suburban driveway. “Democrats rule!” shouted one, challenging my Mark Harris T-shirt. “Nuh-uh, they’re losers!” retorted her friend. While this sophomoric exchange understandably took […]

Kyle Spector: From ineptitude to progress

Two things that GW students can count on each fall semester are the arrival of winter and some type of Student Association scandal. Whether it’s sex, money or both, students in the SA traditionally face scandal each November as their limited power and public disinterest combine to engender some rather poor choices among our student […]

Professor helps to model AIDS virus

A GW professor may be a step closer to finding a vaccination for AIDS. With his team, physics assistant professor Guanyu Wang has successfully created a computer model replicating the evolution of the HIV virus in all its stages within the human body. Wang did most of his research at Rice University in Texas with […]

Greeks buy dates at auction for charity

The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Mu Beta Chapter “brought sexy back” with a date auction in the Marvin Center Friday night. The second annual auction featured 30 participants from eight of the nine National Pan-Hellenic Council chapters and one Multicultural Greek Council chapter. Contestants included students and alumni, as well as Greek-letter group members […]

GRE and LSAT to see formatting changes

The standardized test for most graduate students will nearly double in length next year and the law school entrance exam will see minor changes. Students taking the Graduate Record Examination, a test most graduate programs nationwide require for admission, will have a completely new exam beginning next September. The Law School Admissions Test will make […]

GW Blind Date: A chatty dinner date

Awkward silences were nonexistent on a date between Michael, a junior, and Adam, a sophomore, at Firefly restaurant in Dupont Circle as they talked non-stop about home towns, studying abroad and the GW social scene. Michael I have been on a blind date before, when I was in high school in Los Angeles. Adam and […]