December 4, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 29

Stories from the December 4, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Six GW activists arrested for AIDS protest outside White House

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 quickly after their arrest, said Global […]

Deans unsure of 4×4’s full impact on schools

School deans said last week that faculty across the University have mixed reactions to the four-by-four plan, with many wanting to know the impact the schedule would have on class time, teaching loads and financial savings before they cast a vote this spring. The four-by-four proposal is to switch from the current five-class, three-credit system […]

Geography and international affairs professor named best in the District

A GW professor was named 2006 District of Columbia Professor of the Year last month. Geography and International Affairs associate professor Elizabeth Chacko received the award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. She was selected from a pool of more than 300 top professors in the U.S. Four American professors of the […]

Rapper Ludacris promotes safe sex on campus

Rapper Chris “Ludacris” Bridges discussed AIDS prevention with 400 students in the Marvin Center Friday for the YouthAIDS “Kick Me” campaign. “I’m here to save lives,” said the Grammy-winning artist and actor Friday, which was World AIDS Day. Ludacris’ message focused primarily on the need to practice safe sex and take regular HIV tests. “What’s […]

A Gray council: GW alumnus to lead top body in D.C.

For the past eight years, the wife of GW professor Dwight Cropp held one of the top positions in D.C. government. Now, the position is getting a little closer to the University. GW alumnus and Ward 7 City Councilman Vincent Gray won the uncontested election for D.C. City Council chairman last month after a landslide […]

SA Senate wants to develop online syllabi database

Members of the Student Association want to make a syllabi file available online for all undergraduate and graduate courses in time for the start of the fall 2007 semester to aid students in course selection. During the last SA Senate meeting earlier this month, the Senate passed a resolution calling for a database of online […]

Attorney general takes on methamphetamines at GW-hosted event

U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales moderated an expert panel discussion on methamphetamine drug use before almost 100 members from the medical and law enforcement communities at an event in the Jack Morton Auditorium Thursday. The panel discussion, hosted by the Department of Justice and the GW Medical Center, was part of National Methamphetamine Awareness Day, […]

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – when visions of sugarplums, A’s on finals and flights home for days of relaxation dance through students’ heads. All these thoughts, however, are trumped by a more pressing concern – gifts for everyone on our holiday lists. Check out some of the Hatchet’s picks for every […]

Kip Lornell: A spurious argument for the courts

As the result of an election overseen by the National Labor Relations Board in October 2004, GW’s part-time faculty voted to have Service Employees International Union Local 500 represent adjuncts in collective bargaining with the University. Following the election, GW’s administration challenged the vote’s validity and thus the outcome – charges that were found not […]

WEB UPDATE: Johns Hopkins provost to succeed Trachtenberg

Posted Monday, Dec. 4, 5:15 p.m. GW’s Board of Trustees unanimously confirmed Steven Knapp, a senior administrator at Johns Hopkins University, as the successor to University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg. The trustees – who comprise the highest-governing body at GW – held a teleconference Friday to approve the top choice of the Presidential Search Committee, […]