December 11, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 31

Stories from the December 11, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Facilitate finals on Mount Vernon

Hey, where are you living this year?” “The Vern.” “Oh, I’m sorry.” Via Facebook and cell phones, e-mail and texting, this kind of exchange was all too common amongst GW students throughout the summer. At the same time, during tours for prospective students, GW portrayed the Mount Vernon campus as a heaven on earth – […]

Veterans featured in documentary on running for congress

A crowd of about 100 people filled the Jack Morton Auditorium Thursday for an advanced screening of “Taking the Hill,” a documentary which follows four U.S. Army war veterans in their quest to become members of the U.S. House of Representatives during the 2006 midterm elections. The screening was sponsored by Discovery Times and the […]

Nicholas Savio: How can we wear the GW logo with pride?

On Nov. 17, three students at Purdue University started a hunger strike demanding that their university adopt the Designated Suppliers Program, a system for protecting the rights of workers who sew University logo apparel. By Nov. 27, that number had risen to 15 students. The hunger strike came after a year and a half of […]

Women bounce back at home

For the No. 19/21 GW (AP, ESPN/USAToday) women’s basketball team, trailing early before pulling out a win has become a trend this season. Three of GW’s victories have come after trailing at halftime, while another saw the Colonials with only a two-point advantage midway through the game. Against Liberty University (Va.) Sunday, GW found itself […]

Holiday Photo Essay

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Andrew Siddons: Live it up for the last semester

Right now, I’m in full existential crisis mode. I have a feeling that if you’re a senior; we’re in the same boat. If you aren’t, good for you, but right now who isn’t overwhelmed with papers, presentations and exams and doesn’t want to strangle the next person who asks you about an internship, writing a […]

Weekly check up: Adderall abuse

In a society that values high grade point averages and thinks that everything, from hair loss to erectile dysfunction, can be fixed instantly by swallowing a pill, many healthy college students nationwide rely on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder medication, like Adderall, to get better grades. For those with ADHD, Adderall keeps them calm, but for […]

WEB EXTRA: Counseling center offers advice for finals week

In an effort to help alleviate finals week tensions, the University Counseling Center is providing students with stress relief and exam-taking tips. The UCC began its four-part Academic Success Series in early November, and the final event took place last Wednesday. The drop-in sessions allowed students to discuss their concerns about the topics and learn […]

Knapp to make Alumni relations top priority

When Steven Knapp takes his seat as University president Aug. 1, alumni relations will be on the top of his to-do list. Knapp, provost of Johns Hopkins University, was announced as Stephen Joel Trachtenberg’s successor to the University’s top position last week. He has said that strengthening ties with alumni is one of his goals. […]