October 9, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 15

Stories from the October 9, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Opting for “the Vern”

When freshman Simone Smith visited GW on a campus tour last spring, she decided almost immediately that Mount Vernon was the place for her. “Visiting the Vern is what made everything click for me,” she said. Smith is one of 376 students who listed Mount Vernon as a first or second choice for a housing […]

Letters to the Editor

Go one step further for Darfur Having created a scholarship to make it possible for a student from Darfur to come to GW is, as Students Taking Action Now: Darfur indicates, a good first step. But we cannot rest on our laurels. We should try to encourage other universities to put their money where their […]

Vendor fair showcases GW-brand merchandise

GW’s Licensing and Trademarks office hosted its first annual Vendor Fair Thursday in the Marvin Center’s Grand Ballroom. GW established its Licensing and Trademarks Program in 1991, which serves to regulate and protect the commercial use of the University’s federally trademarked names and identifying marks both on and off campus. “A vendor fair is where […]

Staff Editorial: Higher education is not about politics

With the prospect of widespread Democratic victories in the November mid-term elections, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced that her party would likely make higher education affordability a major priority if they take control of the House of Representatives. Unfortunately, it seems as if this announcement is merely an effort to politicize higher education […]

GW Blind Date: A young match?

At dinner at Firefly restaurant in Dupont Circle, two New Yorkers had a lot to talk about. After cleaning their plates, freshman Jesse Casco and sophomore Nell Gluckman left the restaurant and continued their night at a local hangout. Jesse: This was my first blind date. Since I always get to places early, I was […]

Stine Dahlberg: A shift in tuition thinking is possible

Can you imagine a highly competitive higher education system without tuition fees, a university with free access for everyone? The thought might be farfetched around Foggy Bottom, but it is the reality in my homeland of Scandinavia, where tuition is free for all students. I am hardly suggesting that you pack your bags, wave goodbye […]

Campus life in China: crowded, cheap and calm

Senior Sam Sherraden, an international affairs major and former Hatchet photo editor, spent the summer studying abroad in Beijing, China and is spending the fall semester further north in Harbin, China. Twice a month, he will share his experiences and observations from East Asia as one of GW’s many expats. The muddy roads through campus […]

Student organization showcases African music, clothing

Taste of Africa, a showcase of African culture sponsored by the Organization of African Students, drew nearly 175 people Friday night in the Marvin Center. The purpose of the event was to showcase all of Africa, said Abena Akomeah, the president of the OAS. “In the past, we’ve focused on West Africa, but we wanted […]

A different kind of ride

Professor Scott Talan is used to getting stared at on the street when he cruises through the District. Talan, an adjunct communications professor, relies on his red, motorized Peoples scooter – named Wineberry – as his sole means of transportation in the city, making the trek from his place in Dupont Circle to GW’s campus […]