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.

RACs tackle dorm theft, vandalism in recent weeks

Several crimes in residence halls this month have tested the strength of the new Residential Advisory Council committees. GW Housing Programs created RACs last spring as a non-punitive replacement for community facilitators in residence halls. RAC committees consist of about 10 residents in each hall who organize events and work with the University Police Department […]

Regaining that quick first step

By leading Villanova 37-20 at halftime and winning 73-47, the GW women’s basketball team reversed a recent undesirable trend. Prior to Wednesday night, the squad has been plagued by sluggish first-half starts. They have routinely found themselves facing early deficits, forcing them to play from behind. The Colonials trailed James Madison University by 16 points […]

J Street coffee shop to stay open later for trial-period

Students may be irritated with Gelman Library’s Starbucks 10 p.m. closing time, but food service provider Sodexho announced this week it will keep its J Street Coffee shop – Grounds for Change – open until midnight. Grounds for Change is now open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., but starting Dec. 4, the fair-trade coffee […]

Lack of height, consistency plagues men’s team

PROVIDENCE, R.I.-For 22 regular-season games, teams couldn’t solve the juggernaut that was GW men’s basketball. Providence College head coach Tim Welsh found the solution, sitting at the end of the bench, with 11:29 remaining in its game against the Colonials Sunday night at Dunkin’ Donuts Center. Welsh put Ray Hall into the game with GW […]

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Elected colonials A GW senior, a professor and an alum bestowed a little more prestige on the University by winning their respective races for local and Congressional office. ANC opposition The ANC voted to continue its opposition of GW’s plan for a mixed-use facility on Square 54. Community leaders should realize that the construction plan […]

At Texas A&M, slave video reflects broader racial tensions

A homemade video recently posted on the video sharing site YouTube presented a master and slave scene with a man in blackface being beaten for not following commands. The video was made by three white students from Texas A&M University in College Station. Titled “The Adventures of Jeraboem” and two minutes long, the video begins […]

Sam Salkin: Bring sense to the semester’s end

GW may have the highest tuition in America, but have you ever thought of the true value our tuition brings us? This year’s freshmen will pay $37,820 a year in tuition for the next four years, no small sum; however those students will not have a fall break and many will stay until Dec. 22 […]

WEB UPDATE: Six students arrested for AIDS protest at White House

Posted Saturday, Dec. 2, 1:18 a.m. Twenty students, including six GW students, were arrested at about 4 p.m. Friday for protesting on White House property without a permit as a part of the World AIDS Day rally. The students dressed themselves as needles, pill bottles and doctors with coats stating “Missing Doctors.” They were released […]

Letters to the Editor

Check numbers and facts about adjuncts This might seem a bit technical for most Hatchet readers, but let me correct a few minor factual inaccuracies in Mr. Grossman’s otherwise fine article “Court of Appeals hears GW case against part-time professors union” (Nov. 20, p. 1). At one point in the article, the author writes that […]