October 15, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 17

Stories from the October 15, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Student leaders call for tolerance

Both Jena Six and last week’s controversial poster campaign have caused some students to call for increased awareness and action against racism and religious intolerance at GW and colleges nationwide. University President Steven Knapp recognized the poster’s content as satirical, he said in a blast e-mail Friday, but also said the posters “do not represent […]

University debt expected to triple by 2010

In the next three years, the University’s outstanding debt is expected to reach about $900 million – triple what it was in 1998. Administrators attributed the figure to a period of rapid expansion in Foggy Bottom and on the Mount Vernon Campus. Because of a lack of donations, these projects were funded mostly by loans. […]

Crystal-clear comedy

Phlegm and sex do not usually mix, but for Billy Crystal it was a perfect match during this year’s Colonials Weekend headline performances at Smith Center. Crystal, the actor and frequent Oscar host, joked about sex and drugs and played with racial and cultural stereotypes throughout his performances. “What happens at the Smith Center stays […]

GW ordered to reveal illegal downloaders

Several record companies filed a lawsuit seeking the identities of 19 GW students who allegedly violated copyright laws. An initial complaint was filed in federal court on Sept. 27 by 10 record companies who want retribution for illegally downloaded music. On Oct. 11, the court approved a motion ordering GW to reveal the names, addresses, […]

Thousands flock to fifth FRIENDS block party

Web Extra GW Hatchet Video: Block Party play_blip_movie_431920(); Members of the GW and Foggy Bottom communities came together Sunday to celebrate the fifth annual FRIENDS block party. Over 3,000 people attended the event aimed at creating a cohesive community despite tense moments. Thousands of Foggy Bottom residents and GW community members came out for the […]

Real World star speaks out for Allied in Pride

MTV’s “The Real World: Denver” star Davis Mallory was afraid to discuss his homosexuality in public until his senior year in college, but on Monday he came to Marvin Center as part of Allied in Pride’s “Coming Out Week.” The 24-year old recently began touring college campuses sharing his struggles with growing up gay in […]

Program for women on hold

The Women’s Entrepeneurial Leadership program received national recognition this September, but any students trying to join the program will find it impossible to do so for at least another year. WEL was placed on hiatus this July when its creator, Susan Duffy, left GW. The program was was considered a key factor in the School […]

Provost joins the security council

John F. Williams is a busy man. In addition to being GW’s provost, he also serves as vice president for health affairs and was recently appointed to the Homeland Security Advisory Council. Williams, better known around campus as “Skip,” relies on his organizational skills and his highly qualified staff to manage these prominent positions. “The […]

GW Brief: Flu shot may not benefit elderly recipients

Contrary to popular scientific convention, elderly people may not benefit from being vaccinated against the flu, according to research by GW professor Lone Simonsen. As director of research at the University’s Center for Global Health, Simonsen led a team of researchers who analyzed data from clinical trials of the flu vaccine. Simonsen and her team […]

Few men join small fraternities

Small fraternities took on fewer new members than large fraternities, said Inter-Fraternity Council executive board members upon the conclusion of the organization’s fall recruitment period. IFC Vice President of Recruitment Kenneth Gold said large fraternities such as Pi Kappa Alpha and Sigma Phi Epsilon took on a large portion of the 185 men who pledged […]