November 20, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 27

Stories from the November 20, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Students, celebrity walk on National Mall for homeless

Singer and songwriter Jewel hosted the Fannie Mae Foundation Help the Homeless Walkathon Saturday on the National Mall, which thousands of walkers and more than 40 GW students attended. Jewel spoke before the walk about her experiences with homelessness. She said her perspective on life changed instantaneously in her late teens when she lost her […]

Professor sues GW, top administrators for UPD booting him from classroom

The tenured professor the University has been trying to fire is suing GW and two top administrators for incidents in fall 2005 in which police barred him from campus. The defendants – Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Donald Lehman and Engineering School Dean Timothy Tong – and attorneys representing the University received the civil […]


“This production will make use of HAY, NUDITY, and FOG,” reads a sign in the lobby of the Washington Shakespeare Company’s production of “Equus.” Those three words – meant as a light caution to the allergic, the prude, and the faint-of-breath – serve as a more ominous warning for the rest of us. The words […]

Congressman talks about Democrats big midterm win

U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) discussed his party’s victory in this year’s midterm elections and what the Democrats will do for college students at a College Democrats-sponsored event Wednesday night in the Marvin Center. Pallone, who won reelection in one of this November’s heated midterm races, stressed the need to address concerns of college students […]

Student group lobbies for condoms to be unlocked in CVS

Students successfully lobbied CVS Pharmacy stores that keep condoms locked up to display some condoms in the open for those who may be too embarrassed to ask. The group of students, who call themselves “Save Lives, Free the Condoms,” are from a School of Public Health graduate class – Community of Organization, Development and Advocacy. […]

Gallaudet U. seeks new leader amid accusations of grade tampering

When the trustees of Gallaudet University on Oct. 29 withdrew their appointment of Jane Fernandes as the next president of the 152-year-old school for the deaf, many thought the university’s problems had been solved. The decision to retract the appointment was the result of cooperation between students and faculty through months of protests that included […]

SMPA event examines international broadcasting future

The Public Diplomacy Council and the School of Media and Public Affairs sponsored an open forum titled “International Broadcasting: The Public Diplomacy Challenge” Thursday in SMPA’s Jack Morton Auditorium. Two panels of international broadcasting and public affairs experts spoke at the event, fielding questions from a packed room of 150 journalists and scholars. The panel […]

No. 1 Maryland tops GW

COLLEGE PARK, Md.- No. 1 Maryland managed 70 shots from the floor and held the No. 25 GW women’s basketball team to five scorers. In 40 minutes, Maryland showed why it’s unanimously the No. 1 team in the country. Crystal Langhorne, a pre-season All-American, took advantage of every hole in the No. 25 GW women’s […]

WEB UPDATE: Court denies GW’s appeal in adjunct faculty union suit

Posted Wednesday, Nov. 29, 6:43 p.m. The GW administration was handed another legal defeat this week in the ongoing dispute over part-time faculty unionization. Less than two weeks after a U.S. Court of Appeals heard GW’s case against the creation of a part-time faculty union, the court denied the appeal and ruled that the University […]

WEB EXTRA: University prof, Trachtenberg, discuss student activism

University Professor Peter Caws discussed the state of American democracy and the importance of education in the modern political system at an event in the Marvin Center Wednesday. About 200 people attended the speech, which focused largely on the differences between modern politics and the original intentions set forth by the founding fathers. Caws, a […]