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.

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 […]

WEB UPDATE: Kaki King and the art of contradiction

Posted Tuesday, Jan. 9, 8:56 p.m. Haven’t we all heard this before? An acoustic guitarist with incredible skill, an innovative style, and virtuosic musical ability…sounds like the same old story. Well, this time, it’s not. After two solo-acoustic albums (one with Velour Records, the second with Sony Records), Kaki King is back for another go-round […]

Local leaders optimistic of relations with GW after Knapp pick

Some community leaders said they believe GW’s incoming president may help repair relations between GW and the Foggy Bottom community. D.C. Councilmember for Ward 2, Jack Evans, said he has not yet met Knapp but looked forward to working on improving town-gown relations. Ward 2 includes Foggy Bottom, which has been the site of ongoing […]

Young Alumni Network kicks off

A new program launched last week is making a push to keep young alumni involved at GW. Last Wednesday, about 200 people attended the kickoff event for the Young Alumni Network, sponsored by GW’s Alumni Association. The initiative plans to inform recent alumni in D.C. and surrounding areas about how they can continue to be […]

Duques to stay open later during finals week

Students will be able to study a little longer during this year’s finals and avoid crowds at Gelman Library due to an extension of hours in Duqu?s Hall. Starting today, Duqu?s will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. every weekday until Dec. 20. Saturday, Duqu?s will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 8 […]

Trampled by the Trojans

ANAHEIM, Calif., Dec. 9 – Finals are this week in Foggy Bottom and a handful of men’s basketball players are beginning with failing marks – on the court, at least. GW’s 76-65 loss to the University of Southern California in the Wooden Classic Saturday won’t count toward any classroom grade, but it was a final […]

Facilitate finals on Mount Vernon

Hey, where are you living this year?” “The Vern.” “Oh, I’m sorry.” Via Facebook and cell phones, e-mail and texting, this kind of exchange was all too common amongst GW students throughout the summer. At the same time, during tours for prospective students, GW portrayed the Mount Vernon campus as a heaven on earth – […]