January 26, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 36

Stories from the January 26, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Journalism professor brings craft to Indonesia

It’s a new year for journalism professor Janet Steele, and once again, she is facing a classroom of students who hope to learn the ins and outs of reporting. But this time, instead of presiding over a room of students in Foggy Bottom, Steele is teaching on the other side of the world in Jakarta, […]

‘Underworld’ is underwhelming

In a season that has brought holiday moviegoers such award-winning films as “Brokeback Mountain,” “King Kong” and “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” Evolution Effects Studio’s newest film, “Underworld Evolution,” directed by Len Wiseman, seems to be thoroughly outranked and outclassed by its box office competition in this important month […]

Staff editorial: No CFs … no problems

In a rare turnaround, one of the University departments with which students often have the most complaints has articulated a policy for next year that will directly address and mitigate many students’ concerns. The Community Living and Learning Center’s restructuring of what was formerly the community facilitator program reflects an acknowledgement not only of past […]

Panelists debate NSA wiretapping

Everything from Bush-bashing to anti-liberal rhetoric to blasting politicians in general bellowed through the halls of 1957 E Street Tuesday evening at a discussion about National Security Agency wiretapping. The Elliott School of International Affairs and the non-partisan group Americans for Informed Democracy sponsored an at-times heated roundtable discussion with three prominent speakers who sparred […]

Staff editorial: Student Association, make us care

Before most students were even thinking about coming back for the spring semester, Student Association presidential hopefuls were busy planning campaigns that will cover GW in a bevy of election posters but will probably catch the attention of few. There is a serious problem with student government when the only thing that students uninvolved with […]

Globetrotter comes home: Ambassador who resigned during war back at GW

In more than 30 years of working for the U.S. State Department, former-ambassador-turned-GW-professor Edward “Skip” Gnehm has not had very good timing. In the 1960s, his semester in Cairo was cut short by the Six Day War between Israel and several Arab states. While working to open up U.S. relations with Syria, a bomb went […]

Law professor John Banzhaf: End GWU’s smoking gauntlets

It’s time to ban smoking around all GWU building entrances so that students and others will no longer have to run a gauntlet of dangerous as well as unpleasant tobacco smoke every time they enter or leave. Here are a few of the reasons why: Actual measurements near doorways at the University of Maryland show […]

Letters to the editor – In response to Hatchet textbook editorial

Sensitive publishers I was puzzled by The Hatchet’s recent editorial on textbook pricing (“Make textbooks affordable, Jan. 19, p. 4), which neglects to explain several important facts about the higher education textbook market. I want to emphasize that publishers are extremely sensitive to the financial pressure that rapid increases in tuition, student fees, room and […]

T. Neil Sroka: Lincoln’s lesson on depression

Working with historian Joshua Shenk, author of Lincoln’s “Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness,” Vikram Jayanti’s documentary, “LINCOLN,” which premiered last week on the History Channel, reveals a side of our nation’s 16th president that too few of us ever saw in school. While the Lincoln we know and love battled […]