November 30, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 28

Stories from the November 30, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Students try to revive GWTV programming

Two seniors are spearheading efforts to revive GWTV – a student organization that has been largely inactive so far this year. After three months of sporadic programming on the channel, seniors Matt Saunders and Curtis Raye have begun recruiting students to join the executive board of GW’s television group. Channel 6 is on the air […]

Court denies GW’s appeal against part-time faculty union

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. It ruled that the University must decide to bargain with the […]

JEC members nominated

Student Association President Lamar Thorpe has nominated two of the five members for this year’s election oversight body. The Joint Elections Committee is in charge of running the SA, Marvin Center Governing Board and Program Board elections next semester. The SA nominates two members to the five-person committee, the Marvin Center Governing Board and Program […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct 11/25/06 – 1900 block of F Street – 4:44 a.m. – closed The University Police Department received notice that a blue-light emergency phone was activated near Thurston Hall. Officers observed four students pass the phone. A garbage can across from the residence hall had been knocked onto the ground. Officers stopped the students, […]

Battling in Virginia: ROTC cadets conduct weekend training

Bang! Bang! Shots rang out. After a few minutes of gunfire, several insurgents and American soldiers had been killed. After the gunfire ceased, cadre members, officers and sergeants of the United States Army, went over what participants did wrong and what they did right. This was not a real battlefield; instead, it was Fort A.P. […]

Greek governing councils hold board elections

Greek-letter organizations are in the process of choosing their executive board members for the 2007 calendar year. While the Interfraternity Council elected new members during the week before Thanksgiving break, the Panhellenic Association and Multicultural Greek Council will be electing new board members this week. Each council individually determines how their elections will be conducted. […]

Panel of GW officials fields neighbors’ concerns

The Foggy Bottom Association invited University officials to its monthly meeting Monday night to discuss student disturbances, despite barring GW administrators from attending meetings in fall 2005. A panel of University officials, a Metropolitan Police officer and a Student Association representative answered questions and listened to concerns of the FBA, a group of residents committed […]

Holocaust survivor discusses Iraq War, Iran, Israel

Elie Wiesel, a famous holocaust survivor and author, said at last week’s sold-out Kalb Report that the Iranian president is a disgrace. The Kalb Report is a GW-sponsored public affairs series hosted by distinguished journalist and former “Meet the Press” host Marvin Kalb. The author of the successful Holocaust memoir, “Night,” Wiesel also spoke about […]

Polisci classes visit Israeli, Jordanian embassies

Political science professor Mark Croatti brought 90 students onto Jordanian and Israeli soil Monday night. Continuing a tradition he started in spring 2003, Croatti brought his students to embassies to learn firsthand about the countries from diplomatic representatives. The students in his comparative politics courses earn extra credit for attending the lectures. After learning about […]

Zoning Commission delays decision on Square 54 plans

At its Monday meeting, the D.C. Zoning Commission scheduled a second hearing in January before it makes a decision on the proposed complex on GW’s old-hospital site. Boston Properties, an office development company that signed a 60-year lease on GW’s old-hospital site, submitted an application before the commission in spring 2006. The University wants the […]