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.

WEB EXTRA: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist talks about CIA

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dana Priest spoke about the CIA and how the attacks of Sept. 11 have changed her job as a national security correspondent and the world’s political landscape. The lecture, titled “The CIA’s Secret War on Terror” was hosted as part of the Elliott School’s Distinguished Women in International Affairs series and about […]

“Sex Jeopardy” featured in health awareness event

Two Greek-letter organizations teamed up with the University to sponsor sexual jeopardy and condom relays as part of an event last week to promote sexual health and discuss the role alcohol plays on college campuses. The Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and Student Health Services’ Health Outreach Peer Educators sponsored the […]

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 […]