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.

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 […]

WEB EXTRA: Free: Out of Contact Limbo, Deadsy to Bring the Noise to 930 Club

It seems that whenever the California-based band Deadsy hits the studio, complications ensue. In 1997, the band’s first release was placed on the back burner while the record company changed ownership. In 2002, after a second and third struggle, the debut album “Commencement” was released. The road to a sophomore follow-up also contained its share […]

Not your typical dose of holiday cheer

The Christmas season has arrived, and so has the Studio Theatre’s newest holiday offering, “The Long Christmas Ride Home” by Paula Vogel. However, Vogel’s play is far from your typical feel-good Christmas story. “The Long Christmas Ride Home” centers around a dysfunctional family trying desperately to keep up the fa?ade of a happy family on […]

SPJ hosts international journalists to discuss news

International news reporters examined the changes in journalism and the importance of international news in an increasingly globalized world at a panel discussion Tuesday. The event, hosted by the Society of Professional Journalists, was held in the Alumni House and had a small audience of about a dozen. The panelists, Jamie McIntyre, Chuck Holmes and […]

WEB EXTRA: Rise of Taj soundtrack

I haven’t seen the movie, but the soundtrack to The Rise of Taj made it onto my iPod. Though a lot of it consists of nasal whining into your ear about rejection, it is surprisingly entertaining and it will fit quick snugly into a college movie. “Get Steady” by Jonny Lives is the first track […]