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.

National Mall begins construction on MLK Memorial

President George W. Bush and former President Bill Clinton attended a ground-breaking ceremony Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial near the Tidal Basin. “We have gathered in tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, to the ideals he held and to the life he lived,” Bush said. “Dr. King showed us that a life […]

Everything in its right place

Genre-benders in the music industry run the gamut from alt-country to pop-punk to anti-folk. Christopher O’Riley stands alone in a category that might be called alt-classical – he’s a pianist trained at the New England Conservatory of Music, but plays the music of artists more likely to be found in the average college student’s iPod […]

WEB UPDATE: GW women top TCU

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Nov. 18 — Junior Kim Beck had 18 points and eight assists as the No. 25 GW women’s basketball (ESPN/USA Today) team topped TCU 88-77 in the BTI Classic at the Comcast Center at the University of Maryland. GW (4-0) had trouble early in the game, battling to take control of the […]

D.C. approves F Street dormitory construction

  The D.C. Zoning Commission unanimously approved a joint construction project between GW and School Without Walls Monday evening – a decision that will lead to a new residence hall on campus. The University and D.C. Public Schools filed the application to build an addition to the high school and a dormitory on F Street […]

U.S. investigates alleged anti-Asian bias at Princeton U.

The Department of Education is investigating an allegation that Princeton University discriminated against an Asian American student in its admissions process. Princeton, which has promised full cooperation with the investigation, still denies exercising any form of discrimination in terms of racial quotas, though they state that they “act affirmatively to ensure diversity.” A statement issued […]

SA Notes

SA hosts basketball tailgate barbecue About 300 people joined the Student Association, Colonial Army and the Interfraternity Council in a Kogan Plaza barbecue to kick off the home opener of the GW men’s basketball game Tuesday night. “It’s the first game, so we thought we’d start it off right – with food,” said SA President […]

Medical School considers online doctoral nursing program

GW’s Medical School has plans to launch an online program aimed at increasing the number of nurses after a study found a nationwide shortage of faculty teaching nursing courses. The program will give students a doctorate in Nursing Practice through online courses and will allow graduates to teach nursing. The program will be voted on […]

The Bar Belle: The Black Rooster

The Black Rooster 1919 L St. N.W. It was around midnight on my friend’s 22nd (read: unimportant) birthday, and we had already exhausted all the normal birthday activities. We had taken a round of 99 Apples shots (FYI: don’t be enticed by their sweet candy aroma. They taste like lighter fluid). We had watched nearly […]

Greek Briefs

Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority to host annual kickball tournament The Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority will host its third annual Kappa Kickball Tournament Saturday. The event, open to any group within the GW community, will take place on University Yard from noon to 4 p.m. Standard kickball rules apply, and the event is organized so that […]