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.

Alcohol violations still decreasing

The number of alcohol-related sanctions has continued to drop significantly in the first two months of school compared to last year, according to University officials they said the culture of alcohol consumption on campus has not changed despite the decrease in sanctions. The number of students Student Judicial Services charged with alcohol violations decreased from […]

Diggs, Rice set records in win

After the GW men’s basketball team’s win over Longwood University, the names of two Colonials players, senior Carl Elliott and sophomore Rob Diggs, were seemingly on the tips of everyone’s tongue, but for different reasons. Elliott, who played nearly flawlessly in GW’s first two games, looked out of rhythm all game and shot just 2-for-12 […]

WEB EXTRA: Christmas Cheer and an Elvis Impersonator

I’m still looking at Halloween pictures on Facebook, Thanksgiving hasn’t hit, yet Christmas is already everywhere. If “Jingle Bells”-themed Old Navy commercials aren’t enough to put you in the holiday spirit, consider seeing Woolly Mammoth Theater’s production “Martha, Josie, and the Chinese Elvis” directed by John Vreeke. This show will certainly put you in the […]

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 […]