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.


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 […]

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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 […]

Faculty senate approves construction priorities, sets science center as #1

The Faculty Senate voted Friday to pass a resolution that prioritizes the University’s academic building needs, putting a new science center at the top of the list. All construction is pending the approval of GW’s 20-year Campus Plan, which will be voted on in January. The resolution looks only at what they the University needs […]

WEB UPDATE: Freeman, Lasme drop GW in Mass.

AMHERST, Mass., Jan. 10 – After losing its first regular-season Atlantic 10 game since March 1, 2005, Karl Hobbs said he is having a tough time convincing his players that they are not the team they were last year. “For some reason (members of the media) seem to be stuck and think this is last […]

Slow to start but ahead at finish

In a resilient 74-66 victory over Liberty University (Va.) Sunday, the GW women’s basketball team rebounded from a loss to Tennessee on Thursday and an eight-point first half deficit to the Flames. The Colonials shot a dismal 30 percent from the field in the first half while its opponents scored nearly 52 percent of the […]

WEB UPDATE: Former professor to get five months in federal lock-up

Posted Tuesday, Jan. 2, 11:32 a.m. A former engineering professor was sentenced to five months in federal prison in late December for embezzling $80,000 from the GW National Crash Analysis Center from 2002 to 2004. The sentence is the minimum for Paul Bedewi’s level of criminal action, according to court documents. The maximum was 10 […]