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.

Search committee expresses unanimous consent for Knapp

At last week’s press conference announcing Steven Knapp as GW’s next president, the chair of the search committee said it was a unanimous decision. “It was absolutely unanimous that he was the top pick,” said law professor Arthur Wilmarth of Knapp. Wilmarth was one of three faculty representatives on the search committee, which also included […]

An apple a day: GW’s nutritionist bares all

Chocolate milk is the power drink of choice for Kim Croteau, the nutrition counselor at GW’s Lerner Health and Wellness Center. “I have this thing for bone density,” said Croteau, referring to the reason she said she always talks about calcium. Croteau, 24, is currently getting her master’s degree in exercise science at GW with […]

WEB UPDATE: Computerized assignment system to take over housing selection

Posted Saturday, Jan. 6, 12:08 a.m. The New Year is bringing a new housing selection process for returning students that will more closely resemble the way rising freshmen receive rooms. The lottery system, whereby students chose available rooms during time slots governed by randomly assigned numbers, is being replaced by an assignment system called iHousing. […]

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 […]