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.

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 […]

WEB UPDATE: USC deals GW second loss

ANAHEIM, Calif. – When Carl Elliott doesn’t perform, GW doesn’t win. When Elliott, Regis Koundjia and Maureece Rice combine for 15-for-38 shooting, the Colonials showed they could squander a 20-point second half lead. Elliott, GW’s senior guard, had nine points on 4-for-19 shooting and turned the ball over eight times in GW’s 74-65 loss to […]

WEB EXTRA: Road Warriors: Alt Rock Vets Sister Hazel to Play Falls Church

Sister Hazel is still going strong. With a career spanning over a decade, the Florida fivesome released their sixth album, “Absolutely,” in October and will be performing at the State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia, on Dec. 14. Touring has always been important for Sister Hazel; they’ve played over 15,000 live shows since 1996. “Touring […]

McKinney criticizes Bush, Iraq War

U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga.) headlined a panel of four advocates who criticized the Bush administration and its justifications for the Iraq War in a discussion hosted by a very liberal organization Monday night in Funger Hall. Sponsored by World Can’t Wait – Drive out the Bush Regime, the panel discussion featured a journalist, a […]

Colleges cope to accommodate surge in autistic students

NBC aired an episode of the sitcom “Scrubs” in the spring of 2005 in which regular character Dr. Cox was visited by a longtime friend named Ron. Cox and Ron had competed at everything in life since their college years. Both now had two-year-old sons, whom they began to use in competitions, still vying for […]

GW concedes defeat in part-time faculty union case

The University announced Wednesday at about 5 p.m. that it would abandon the appeals process and begin the bargaining process with the part-time faculty union. The news comes less than a week after the D.C. U.S. Court of Appeals denied the University’s appeal and left the administration with two options: bargain with the union or […]

GW gives free holiday housing to student-employees, athletes

While many are busy booking flights home for winter break, about 140 students have decided to remain in GW housing for winter break – with no additional fees. Any student with a job, departmental or athletic commitment can petition to live on campus during the three-week break. While in previous years students were charged a […]

‘Fat Studies’ vies for academic acceptance

Students could soon see courses in “Fat Studies” in their schedule of classes if a group of academics and activists has its way. Fat Studies scholars attempt to examine the political and social consequences of being overweight in much the same way that academics have turned their attention to other marginalized groups like women and […]

Knapp receives warm welcome from faculty, administrators

Administrators and faculty said they are happy to have a leader with a rich academic background ready to take the reins as GW’s 16th president. Johns Hopkins University Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Steven Knapp was selected by GW’s Presidential Search Committee and confirmed by the Board of Trustees as the successor […]

Graduate students create voting system with paper trail

GW has been recognized for having one of the most politically charged campuses in the nation, so it is fitting that GW graduate students are working to improve America’s voting system. Stefan Popoveniuc and Ben Hosp worked with students from across the Unites States and Canada to develop Punchscan – a system that allows voters […]