October 23, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 19

Stories from the October 23, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Look to civil debate on abortion, not extremism

Last Thursday, Life and Liberty Ministries, a group unaffiliated with the campus pro-life group GW Colonials for Life, came to the University and displayed posters depicting abortions at various fetal stages of human development. CFL does not support this organization’s tactics and had no foreknowledge that it would visit our campus. This event has again […]

Staff Editorial: Get faculty on board for 4×4

All University professors and members of the Faculty Senate will soon receive GW’s report on a four-class, four-credit semester system in preparation for a vote by late fall. Even with such a deadline looming, members of the task force investigating this plan indicated that many faculty members remain skeptical of the system and have unanswered […]

Individual schools to consider four-by-four plan

The final report on a four-course, four-credit undergraduate curricular structure will be distributed Tuesday for review by faculty members in all of the schools and the Faculty Senate. The report, which was posted on the GW website last week, proposes the faculty in the undergraduate schools vote on the adoption of the four-by-four plan by […]

Breast cancer awareness hits campus

“Mammovan” and Medical Faculty Associates offered free mammography and tips on early detection of breast cancer in recognition of National Mammography Day Friday. The event was hosted at the MFA building on 22nd and I streets. President Bill Clinton created National Mammography Day which is on the third Friday in October, which is National Breast […]

The Pulse: Gauging GW’s reactions to today’s issues

Last Thursday, anti-abortion protesters displayed large pictures of aborted fetuses, many bloody and mangled, at various locations on campus. The Hatchet asked students whether it was appropriate for protesters to display these images. “It is appropriate. The only way to get their message across is to show reality. What you see in the pictures is […]

Stanford U shoots for the moon

Stanford University will have a “major presence” on the moon in the next decade if a group of determined school alumni has its way. Members of “Stanford On The Moon” met on the university’s campus Oct. 13 along with academics and other alumni who want to see their alma mater take a lead in space […]

A Chinese copyright

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. In passing, a Chinese guy […]

Letters to the Editor

Be fair to campus criminals While reading the article “Athlete kicked off team after arrest” (Oct. 19, p.1), I was surprised to see the name and photo of the freshman charged with intent to distribute marijuana. When I was a Hatchet editor, I refrained from making such disclosures in stories about ordinary GW community members […]

Avoiding a ‘real’ job

For all those seniors who hate answering pesky questions about post-graduation plans, here’s one possible answer. Don’t get a “real” job – be a virtual assistant. Virtual assistants, who are self-employed and work from home, set their own hours, schedules and receive tax benefits. The virtual assistant profession, a relatively new idea, is made up […]

Jewish and Muslim communities share a dinner at fifth annual Iftar

GW’s Muslim and Jewish communities came together Thursday night for Iftar, a daily breaking of the fast for Muslims during their holy month of Ramadan. University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg gave remarks in front of more than 300 attendees at the fifth annual interfaith dinner in the Marvin Center. The dinner, said Trachtenberg before his […]