December 7, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 30

Stories from the December 7, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Corrections

In the article “Court denies GW’s appeal against union” (Nov. 30, p. 1), The Hatchet mistakenly reported that the University has a week to decide if it will bargain with the union or petition for a rehearing. GW spokesperson Tracy Schario said the University has 45 days to make its decision. In the article “Class […]

Waiting for his turn

In the same building where Pops Mensah-Bonsu put GW on the national basketball map two years ago, the former Colonial power forward sat in a suit on the Dallas Mavericks’ bench Monday night at Verizon Center, inactive in his team’s game against the Washington Wizards. How things have changed. Mensah-Bonsu was literally the big man […]

Lower class has higher rates of cancer

Harold Freeman, a prominent expert on health disparities, spoke to more than 100 students and faculty about the socioeconomic divide in medical care at a School of Public Health Grand Rounds lecture. The Grand Rounds are regularly scheduled lectures hosted by departments for their graduate students. Some, like the Department of Medicine, hold weekly events. […]

Thee Phantom: beyond opera

Classical and hip-hop are two genres of music that are unlikely to show up in the same CD collection, let alone the same song. That’s not a barrier for Thee Phantom, a musician from Philadelphia; he has skillfully blended orchestral music with hip-hop since age twelve. “The first beat I ever made was a combination […]

In ‘Imagine Cup,’ students with computers compete for gold

Thanks to Microsoft and other companies, students no longer need to be Division I athletes to dream of competing in the Olympics. The Imagine Cup is a technology development competition designed to find the best software and web designers in the world that has been dubbed the “Software Olympics.” Instead of medals, though, these athletes […]

Three campus eateries even further delayed

Opening dates for three new campus food venues – Carvings, WOW Caf? and Wingery and TONIC – are pushed back again after months of previous delays, University officials said Wednesday. Nancy Haaga, director of Campus Support Services, said WOW Caf? and Wingery is scheduled to open Jan. 17, a day after spring semester classes begin. […]

The Bar Belle: McFadden’s vs. Camelot

McFadden’s vs. Camelot 2401 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. / 1823 M St., N.W. Expectations ran high last Thursday night. It had been made known to me that Vanilla Ice would be gracing McFadden’s with his presence that night. Ice, it seems, has been meeting and greeting at every McFadden’s down the coast, from Boston to Kentucky, […]

Journalism schools fret over student attempts to cheat on ethics exam

Journalists are expected to pursue the truth in all its forms, but they must balance that obligation against their profession’s demand that they acquire their information ethically. Journalism schools like Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism now require students to takes classes on journalism ethics. Samuel Freedman, who teaches the class “Critical Issues in Journalism” […]

University bans live decorations, lit menorahs

Residential Property Management advised students about dangerous holiday decorations this week as students decorated for the holiday season. The rules include a ban on “live decorations” – like Christmas trees and Hanukkah bushes – and extension cords for decorations. Lit candles used in menorahs are not allowed, like any other ignited items such as incense […]

Spike Lee shares his wisdom

Spike Lee, the critically acclaimed film director, visited the University of Maryland last Thursday to offer his insights into the film industry, American politics and African-American culture. “Don’t ask me how to end world hunger or what the cure for AIDS is,” said a joking Lee, well known for such films as “She’s Gotta Have […]