November 13, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 25

Stories from the November 13, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Afghanistan’s Ambassador stresses the need for economic help

Afghanistan’s ambassador to the U.S. stressed the need for economic investment in his country last Friday at the Elliott School of International Affairs. His Excellency Said T. Jawad spoke at the School of Business’ Sixth International Development Forum about the economic future of Afghanistan, a post-conflict nation. His speech was followed by a panel discussion […]

Student survivor: 78-year-old student brings insight to the classroom

Fred Flatlow can still remember when they took his father away. On Nov. 9, 1938, Hitler’s secret police, the Gestapo, arrested Flatlow’s father. The crime? Being Jewish. His father was one of the many Jews rounded up on Crystal Night, when the Nazis destroyed Jewish shops, homes and synagogues across Germany. Broken glass littered the […]

International student enrollment up for first time in five years

GW experienced an increase in international student enrollment this year for the first time in five years. The fall 2006 census, which was released in late October from the Office of Institutional Research, shows a 1.5 percent increase in international student enrollment this year, which University officials said is promising. “I think the fact that […]

Campus Calendar

Monday R.E.A.L Conversations Is the Civil Rights Movement Forgotten? Keeping Student Activism Alive Come together in a safe and trusting environment that supports and promotes the discussion of issues regarding diversity and multiculturalism. Mount Vernon Campus-Eckles Library 7 to 9 p.m. Sponsored by the Student Activities Center Tuesday PSU Arts Fest Enjoy all types of […]

Staff Editorial: Give professors a complete 4×4 plan before they vote

A special committee proposed a four-class, four-credit curricular structure earlier this year with promises of simultaneous financial savings and a supposed boost to GW academics. This week, that plan hit another hurdle, highlighting the multiple issues that the committee’s recommendations failed to address. Last Friday, the Faculty Senate unanimously voted to delay final consideration of […]

JMU athletes protest changes to Title IX

Student athletes and Title IX advocates across the country are in an uproar regarding James Madison University’s elimination of ten varsity sports. According to university officials, the cuts are the school’s only option for complying with Title IX, a law designed to prevent discrimination on the basis of sex. The two issues under question by […]

John McCormack: Beyond partisan politics

While campaigning last weekend in western Pennsylvania for my good friend and recent GW grad Mark Harris in his bid for state representative, I passed two middle-school girls playing basketball in a suburban driveway. “Democrats rule!” shouted one, challenging my Mark Harris T-shirt. “Nuh-uh, they’re losers!” retorted her friend. While this sophomoric exchange understandably took […]

Kyle Spector: From ineptitude to progress

Two things that GW students can count on each fall semester are the arrival of winter and some type of Student Association scandal. Whether it’s sex, money or both, students in the SA traditionally face scandal each November as their limited power and public disinterest combine to engender some rather poor choices among our student […]