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.

Ambassador from Peru discusses economics and future seccess

Peru’s ambassador to the U.S. and South American studies scholars emphasized promoting Democratic ideals in the country last Thursday. Peruvian Ambassador Felipe Ortiz De Zevallos, senior researcher at the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos Julio Cotler and Professor Emeritus at Boston University Shane Hunt were featured at the event, hosted by GW’s Center for Latin American […]


The Hatchet erroneously reported the standing of senior Amanda Bates in the story “Panel discusses Latina success” (Oct. 16, p. 5). Brandon Neal was erroneously listed as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s youth director. He is the former NAACP youth director. The Hatchet misattributed quotes in the article “Facebook adds voter […]

Parents discuss SJT, new President

About 70 parents attended the annual Parents’ Association meeting in the Marvin Center Saturday to discuss the state of GW and the search for a new University President. After Saturday’s meeting, some parents praised Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, who will be stepping down as University President in July 2007, and discussed qualities they would like to […]

The veteran students: Former Iraq war soldiers pursue degrees at GW

Sophomore Kevin Blanchard walks down the street like any other 24-year-old, except he has a mild limp. It’s so unnoticeable that it’s hard to believe he lost one of his legs while serving in the war in Iraq. At GW, Blanchard’s like any other college student. He’s taking six classes and spends most of his […]

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 […]