December 11, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 31

Stories from the December 11, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW Expat: A welding nation

Senior Sam Sherraden, an international affairs major and former Hatchet photo editor, spent the summer studying abroad in Beijing, China and is spending the fall semester further north in Harbin, China. Twice a month, he will share his experiences and observations from East Asia as one of GW’s many expats. The joke started when we […]

WEB UPDATE: CNN ends broadcast agreement with GW a year early

Posted Saturday, Jan. 6, 1:05 a.m. CNN announced Friday it is ending its six-year contract with GW a year early because of programming changes. “Reliable Sources” will no longer have its monthly, audience-interactive special taped in the Jack Morton Auditorium come February. Within the past two years, the 24-hour news network canceled the program’s two […]

Bookstore company sued for overcharging

Two students in Florida are suing Follett, the book company which manages the GW Bookstore in the Marvin Center, for money they claim the chain has unrightfully earned from used book sales. Students Thomas Rebman and Danny Brandner of Daytona Beach Community College filed the lawsuit Sept. 26 against their school and Follett Corporation, which […]

Smokers’ last night out

It’s a chilly night outside The Big Hunt, a bar near Dupont Circle on Connecticut Ave. Senior Sam Raker is bundled up; he can see his breath when he exhales, and it seems like he is already smoking the cigarette which he will light only after settling down in the warm bar. Inside, with a […]

WEB UPDATE: Children of Bodom

Posted Tuesday, Jan. 9, 8:29 p.m. Friday night European metal bands Gorjia, Amon Amarth, and Children of Bodom demonstrated sheer metal excellence to a sold-out crowd at DC’s 9:30 Club. The gig kicked off with Sanctity, a metal band from North Carolina. Although Sanctity’s guitar rifts and thrash vocal’s somewhat imitated world-famous Trivium, during their […]

Professor’s tenure appeal denied

A faculty committee last week denied the appeal of a tenured engineering professor whom the University has been trying to fire for more than a year. Debabrata Saha, an electrical and computer engineering professor who arrived at GW in 1986, has been the subject of three suspensions and internal proceedings by the administration to revoke […]

What’s the deal with… fair trade coffee?

Fair Trade – you can’t sip a venti mocha latte without hearing this trendy buzzword. As more and more coffee shops around the country begin offering this new type of coffee, some might wonder, what the beans does fair trade really mean? Products, like coffee, which are labeled as fair trade, are certified to meet […]

WEB UPDATE: Hendrix on bass

Posted Tuesday, Jan. 9, 8:48 p.m. An eclectic mix of funk, R&B, gospel, soul, and jazz, packed the walls of the 9:30 club on Friday night as Victor Wooten’s solo show came to town promoting his latest album, “Soul Circus.” Usually a member of the bluegrass/jazz jam band Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Victor Wooten […]

Beer pong bacteria

Every college student who’s ever been involved in a beer pong game knows that it isn’t sanitary. But do you really want to know what kinds of bacteria are swimming around those slimy ping-pong balls and Solo cups? Seniors Aaron Heffner and Ben Morrissey did. Heffner and Morrissey are lab partners in their microbiology class […]

Academic funding distributed to schools

Despite signs last year that academic spending might be cut, the University has continued to secure funding for research programs this year and has set academic research funding as a goal for the future. Funds were allocated to strategic areas in the University this fall, using money from an endowment payout and $1 million that […]