January 30, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 37

Stories from the January 30, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Calendar

Monday REAL Conversations – Affirmative Action: Defending Democracy or Discrimination? 7 to 9 p.m. Marvin Center 413 Sponsored by the Student Activities Center and the Organization of Latino American Students Tuesday The Struggle for Soviet Jews in American Politics Speech by Fred Lazin, visiting lecturer from Israel’s Ben Gurion University. 4 to 5:30 p.m. Marvin […]

Brendan Polmer: 1-900-DC-METRO: A sexy encounter

One thing I love about the Metro is the train operator. Actually, they’re just station announcers, as the trains are completely automated. Some of them are lazy and hate their jobs – you can tell from their tone of voice. And then there’s the guy who LOVES his job; “The Next Stop is McPHEEEEEEEEEERSON SQUARE!” […]

Legislation would raise interest rates on student loans

Students and parents could start paying higher fixed interest rates on student loans next year if the U.S. House of Representatives passes certain legislation when it reconvenes this week. The Deficit Reduction Act is an omnibus bill that includes provisions for cutting a total of $40 billion in federal funds for programs such as student […]

Adam Conner: Letting students lead the way

When I sat down to write this column, I knew I wanted to write about the Roosevelt Institution, the student think tank that I helped found last fall at GW. But I didn’t want it to look like shameless self-promotion for our upcoming Tuesday launch event that would be easily dismissed. Instead, I wanted to […]

Students get an early start on summer jobs

The early bird gets the worm. Or, in this case, the internship. It may only be January, but the start of the semester already has students scrambling for summer job opportunities, and Anne Scammon, GW director of student employment and experiential education at the Career Center, said students should be doing exactly that. “Start the […]

Will Dempster: After Hamas, is it still possible to be pro-peace?

The morning after Hamas registered a landslide victory in last week’s Palestinian Legislative Council election, I began to consider whether it was possible that the peaceful reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians, to which I had dedicated my writing and activism over the past five years, was as naive as my detractors contended. Perhaps, I thought […]

Gallery clerk hurls obscenities at students

A cashier at the Gallery Gourmet Market in the basement of Ivory Tower was detained Sunday night after University Police was called due to inappropriate remarks he made to customers. GW spokeswoman Tracy Schario said the man was “clearly very drunk.” As of 9 p.m., the man was being detained by UPD until a relative […]

Dorm room dining tips and recipes

It’s not like peanut butter and jelly or milk and cookies – college and cooking just don’t go together well. Many students are clueless in the kitchen (if they have one), and time and facilities are of the essence. Whether your skill level peaks at Ramen noodles or you actually buy produce and cook with […]

Staff editorial: Students should run for ANC

Most GW students do not concern themselves with local politics – and with good reason. With the major agencies of the federal government only blocks from campus, there is not much interest in the minutiae of Advisory Neighborhood Commissions or the D.C. City Council. Yet, it is these very institutions that play a major role […]

Cooking up a community

People say that food brings a family together. For the Culinary Arts Living and Learning Community in Fulbright Hall, even a bowl of cereal does the trick. Many nights, Fulbright’s sixth floor is a potluck, with students meeting in the hall. The group gets together for feasting parties, including “BYOB” parties (as in “bring your […]