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.

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 […]

Andrew Siddons: The college tradition we lack

A few weekends ago I took a trip to the University of Virginia to visit one of my best friends from high school. We spent the time catching up, while he gave me a tour of the beautiful campus designed by Thomas Jefferson and the very decent nightlife that takes place there. We came to […]

Education groups grapple with government over grant rules

Recent changes to federal grant programs have largely ignored recommended changes by various higher education organizations, several organization officials have said. In July, the Department of Education dispatched a Federal Register bulletin outlining rules and regulations for the Academic Competitiveness Grant and the National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant programs. These rules […]

Students, faculty discuss multiracial identity

Students explored multiracial identities on campuses and in the workplace at a panel discussion Tuesday night in Phillips Hall that was part of Mixed Race Awareness month. Remix, GW’s Racially and Ethnically Mixed student organization, hosted the discussion called “Caught in the Mix.” The Mixed Race Awareness program began last year as a weeklong project, […]