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.

Campus Calendar

Monday Bake Sale Take a study break, de-stress and enjoy some delicious baked goods. All proceeds go to help Habitat for Humanity rebuild New Orleans. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. H Street Entrance to the Marvin Center Sponsored by Alternative Spring Break Learning Enterprises Information Session Learn about spending this summer teaching English abroad for […]

A changing of the guard: GW’s leadership of the future

The names W. Russell Ramsey and Steven Knapp may not be as familiar to the GW community as Charles Manatt and Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, but soon they will be. With the Board of Trustee’s selection of Knapp as the University’s 16th president, GW’s future leadership is almost set. Ramsey, who is likely to be selected […]

Mayor-elect hosts Ward 2 town hall forum

Mayor-elect Adrian Fenty hosted a town-hall meeting Thursday for all of the residents of Ward 2, which includes Foggy Bottom, at the Kennedy Recreation Center in Shaw. Ward 2 City Councilmember Jack Evans and Fenty’s future City Administrator Dan Tangerlini assisted Fenty in running the forum. The meeting was one of seven separate town halls […]

WEB UPDATE: Paint it black

Posted Tuesday, Jan. 9, 8:08 p.m. “The Good German,” directed by Steven Soderbergh, is a noir thriller set in post-WWII Berlin during the Potsdam conference. It follows an American journalist named Jake Geismer (George Clooney) who gets drawn in to a murder investigation involving his former mistress Lena (Cate Blanchett) and driver Tully (Tobey Maguire). […]


In the article “GW gives free holiday housing” ( Dec. 7, 2006 p. 5), The Hatchet reported that any student with “a job” can stay on campus for free. GW Housing Programs evaluates each person’s case and students who work with a department that has requested the student stay over break may be eligible. Also, […]

New airport security measures raise privacy concerns

International students and others traveling abroad this holiday season could be gravely inconvenienced if they are branded “high-risk travelers” by a new government security system unveiled at airports earlier this month. The “Automated Targeting System,” put into operation Dec. 4 by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service, screens airline cargo entering and leaving the […]

Thumbs Up Thumbs Down

Presidential pick timing The selection of Steven Knapp as the next GW President last week surprised many who expected the announcement to come next semester. Knapp and GW should use this early pick to begin a smooth transition over the next several months. Budget cuts Students saw a number of service cuts this year – […]

WEB UPDATE:”I don’t believe in Beatles, I just believe in me”

Posted Tuesday, Jan. 9, 8:21 p.m. When you are the son of the most influential musician of the 20th Century (or ever), it has got to be hard to measure up to expectations. These expectations, of course, are far from fair or even reasonable, but no matter how hard you try, the similarities between Sean […]

Hospital residents featured in diversity ad

Residents at the GW Hospital are featured in advertisements unveiled last month as part of the American Association of Medical Colleges new minority outreach program. The Web site-based program, called, targets “underrepresented minorities” like blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans. Combined, these ethnic groups make up 25 percent of the American population but they are […]

WEB UPDATE: GW bounces back with win over UMBC

Posted Tuesday, Dec. 12, 10:48 p.m. In between two of the biggest games of its season, the GW men’s basketball team did not overlook the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, beating the Terriers 72-51 at Smith Center. The Colonials (7-2) suffered a deflating loss to the University of Southern California last Saturday, but looked rejuvenated against […]