November 16, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 26

Stories from the November 16, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Youtube draws students for use in extracurricular activities

Students are increasingly flocking to YouTube – a popular video-sharing Web site developed last year – as a means to promote extracurricular activities. YouTube was founded by friends and former Paypal employees Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim in San Bruno, Calif., and today the Web site offers visitors about 100 million videos per […]

WEB UPDATE: After scare, GW pulls away from Longwood

  Maybe GW head men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs expected something out of Longwood University’s basketball team that others did not. After Tuesday night’s game against Dartmouth, a reporter was cut off by Hobbs mid-sentence while asking about the GW men’s basketball team’s game against Providence College Nov. 26. “When we play Longwood (Friday), we’ll […]

SA passes election act amid questions of constitutionality

At least one Student Association senator has already questioned the constitutionality of new rules passed Tuesday for this year’s SA, Marvin Center Governing Board and Program Board elections. The Senate passed the Joint Elections Committee Charter Act with little opposition Tuesday night in the Marvin Center. The JEC charter, which outlines the rules for the […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday GW Band Presents: Transcription Conniption This fall concert will showcase orchestral pieces transcribed for band, and will feature the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band. 6 to 8 p.m. Lisner Auditorium Sponsored by GW Bands Free Friday DanceWorks Fall 2006 A semi-annual modern dance concert featuring choreography and performance by GW students, faculty and guest […]

WEB EXTRA: DC Rock City: Detroit Cobras descend on the District

Gene Simmons once instructed us to get up and more importantly, get down, in Detroit Rock City. It turns out we don’t have to “shlep” all the way to Detroit to have a good time, because the Detroit Cobras gladly offered up a solid rock show, sans the leather and makeup, at the Black Cat […]

Students discuss legacy of civil rights, student activism

Students discussed the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement and student activism at the latest R.E.A.L. Conversations event Monday. The discussion, “Is the Civil Rights Movement Forgotten? Keeping Student Activism Alive,” encouraged open dialogue with the crowd of about 45 students at Eckles Library on the Mount Vernon campus. Guest speakers included Garland Vincent, a […]

Staff Editorial: Find a president with status, experience and achievement

Of all the current job openings and unfilled positions in higher education, the GW presidency is likely the most coveted, the most competitive and the most highly sought. The Presidential Search Committee is tasked with finding a new leader for a school that has been on the rise for more than a decade. GW’s academics […]

WEB EXTRA: Out of Format: band returns to opening roots

All the blinds are drawn on a brand-new tour bus that reads “The Format” on the window. Inside, the stagnant air smells heavy with the tinge of smoke (of several varieties), stale food, and body odor. Two small plastic guitars sit in the back room of the bus. “We’re all about Guitar Hero,” says lead […]

Crime Log

Drug Law Violation 11/10/06 – JBKO – Unknown time – case closed A UPD officer responded to a noise complaint in the residence hall. When the occupant opened the door, the officer smelled marijuana. The community director was contacted and conducted an administrative search, finding 7.8 ounces of marijuana. The subject said the marijuana was […]