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.

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. […]

Clayton McCleskey: The consequences of the adjunct issue

Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit delivered a sound defeat for the GW administration’s opposition to an adjunct union by upholding the part-time faculty’s right to engage in collective bargaining. While this may seem like victory for the professors, in the long run, this entire debacle is […]

Johns Hopkins Provost Steven Knapp to be GW’s 16th president

Click to view timeline of Knapp’s journey to the presidency. GW’s Board of Trustees unanimously confirmed Steven Knapp, a senior administrator at Johns Hopkins University, as the successor to University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg. The trustees – who comprise the highest-governing body at GW – held a conference call Friday to approve the top choice […]

Letters to the Editor

Bring substance to the AIDS issue It’s a shame that rapper Chris “Ludacris” Bridges came to speak but said very little (“Ludacris talks safe sex,” Dec. 4, p. 1). I went into the Ludacris YouthAIDS event last week enthusiastic about hearing a fellow AIDS activist speak about the global pandemic. I hoped he would get […]

Analysis: A tale of two Steves

They may have the same first name, but differences seem to outweigh the similarities between GW’s outgoing and incoming leaders. Steven Knapp, selected last week to be the 16th president of GW, and University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, certainly have some parallels in their higher education careers and backgrounds. But striking differences also characterize these […]