December 7, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 30

Stories from the December 7, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

D.C. mayor, City Council honor Trachtenberg’s commitment to community

On Monday, D.C.’s outgoing leader celebrated the work of GW’s outgoing leader. D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams declared Dec. 4, 2006, “Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Day” in honor of the departing president’s commitment to community service at the University and in Washington. The presentation took place on the second floor of the Media and Public Affairs Building. […]

Staff Editorial: Knapp must know GW

This week, the University announced that Steven Knapp, provost from Johns Hopkins University, will succeed Stephen Joel Trachtenberg as GW’s top administrator. Knapp, an English professor with an academic background, has already become familiar with the presidential search committee – he now needs to take the next few months to get to know the University. […]

Thousands swarm Court to support racial integration programs

Nearly 5,000 protesters, including GW students, gathered at the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to support racial integration programs that are being challenged by cases heard in the court. The protest was organized in part by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s religious and social development group, the […]

Staff Editorial: Remember the union battle

After two years, it appears that part-time faculty in favor of unionization have won. GW announced this week that it would not appeal a recent D.C. Court of Appeals decision against the administration’s contention that the adjunct union vote should be thrown out. With so much time and so many resources spent so far, GW […]

Students volunteer for the holidays

Charitable organizations are noting that receipts to their coffers have steadily grown over the years, despite the nation’s economic hiccups. Numbers of volunteers contributing time and effort grew from 59.8 million people in 2002 to 65.4 million volunteers in 2005 in a period they $150 billion in service. A possible point of concern appears to […]

Indian students battle castes in education standards

If you’re an American, you don’t have to be in an Ivy League university to feel reasonably certain you will get a good job after graduation. Names like Harvard, Princeton and Yale still make employers’ ears perk up, but American students holding degrees from schools without brand names are still generally treated with respect for […]

Mum’s the word in selection

The Presidential Search Committee’s announcement Tuesday afternoon marked the end of a half-year search process that had been kept largely secret from the public until almost its last moments. Though committee members said last spring the search would be “transparent,” the state of the process this fall was largely unknown until the surprise announcement Tuesday. […]