October 18, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 18

Stories from the October 18, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Alex Eisner: Pondering parental invasion

I live in the infamous Thurston Hall where on Friday nights, there are more smokers out front than beers at a frat party and where at any time of day or night the dress code ranges from a suit and tie to a bathrobe and slippers. However, all of that changed last weekend. According to […]

Tibetan leader defines peace

The Dalai Lama spoke about the need for peace in front of thousands on the West Lawn of the Capitol yesterday after accepting Congress’s highest civilian honor. The leader of Tibetan Buddhism was in Washington to receive the Congressional Gold Medal – which was presented by President George W. Bush and Congressional leaders Wednesday. The […]

D.C. cabs to adopt meter system

Companies such as Silver Cab Association oppose the D.C.’s switch to a metered fare system. Ryder Haske/assistant photo editor District taxicabs will soon switch from the zone system to time and distance meters, Mayor Adrian Fenty announced Wednesday. The decision follows legislation sponsored by Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) forcing Fenty to make a decision about […]

Snapshot: Maroon croon

Ryder Haske/assistant photo editor Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs at Verizon Center Tuesday night. The band recently released a new album “It Won’t Be Soon Before Long.”

GSEHD gets $3 million

The Graduate School of Education and Human Development received a $3 million in grant money from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition to teach bilingual special education to Maryland public school teachers. Now the school is putting that money to good use. “The majority of universities have not been training their […]

Crime Log

Assault 10/14/07 – The Dakota – 3:08 a.m. – case closed A male student reported he was asleep when his roommate entered the room and began punching him. University Police Department officers arrived on the scene, and the complainant said he wanted to press assault charges against his intoxicated roommate. The Metropolitan Police Department arrived […]

Greek Brief: Pi Kappa Phi holds War of the Roses Fundraiser

The Pi Kappa Phi fraternity held its second annual War of the Roses fundraiser this week and plans to donate all proceeds gathered to the fraternity’s national philanthropy. Last year the fraternity held a single War of the Roses event, but because of the event’s popularity, fraternity leaders chose to expand the one event into […]

Late rush helps numbers

This year 100 more women received bids to join Pan-Hellenic sororities than last year and members of the Greek-letter community said they believe the increase is due to the time of year the organization chose to hold recruitment. “Because rush was so late this year, a larger number of girls came out. We took a […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Bioviolence: Preventing Biological Terror and Crime Professor Barry Kellman will discuss his book “Bioviolence: Preventing Biological Terror and Crime.” 4:30 to 6 p.m. Marvin Center, Room 308 Sponsored by the Homeland Security Policy Institute “Blood Diamond” Screening Books for Africa and War Child GWU will screen the 2006 blockbuster “Blood Diamond” starring Leonardo DiCaprio […]