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.

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, […]

K-Fed brings boredom back to D.C.

I’ve been trying to get off club promotion juggernaut Jetset Mafia’s listserv for months. Their barrage of e-mails beckoning me to places with names like “Dream,” “Home” and “Fur” has somehow, week after week, failed to entice me to suit up in a tube top and subject myself to mild sexual assault. But last Friday […]

‘Cyworld’ hopes to challenge Facebook, MySpace

A Korean company wonders if Americans consider social sites like MySpace to be as close to their hearts as their friends. Cyworld, the Korean equivalent of networking sites like MySpace, Friendster, and Facebook, hopes that American teenagers and college students are open to meeting a new friend. That friend is Cyworld. Launched in America in […]

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 […]