January 18, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 33

Stories from the January 18, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Vote on campus development delayed by Zoning Commision

The fate of GW’s 20-year campus development proposal is still unknown after the D.C. Zoning Commission voted to delay making any decision at a special public meeting Wednesday night. Commissioners discussed concessions the University agreed to make in order to increase building density in the core of campus. The group held five hearings in fall […]

SA President, EVP candidates enter race in smaller field compared to other years

With five weeks until the Student Association general election, four students have declared their candidacy for president. SA presidential candidates include juniors David “Tito” Wilkinson, a promoter for Jumpoff Productions; Casey Pond, director of the SA Dining Services Commission; SA Sen. Marc Abanto (U-At Large); and Michael Ray Huerta, a former Colonial Inauguration cabinet member. […]

Lamar Thorpe: Act wisely, choose wisely

Welcome back and I hope you all enjoyed time with your families while on winter break. As we begin the spring semester I want to reflect on two things: a fulfilling college experience and the upcoming Student Association elections. The hooky specialist extraordinaire Ferris Bueller once said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop […]

University, union ready to begin negotiations

University administrators and adjunct faculty union leaders will soon begin collective bargaining negotiations after an almost three-year legal fight ended last month. The University has decided not to further appeal a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals to allow a vote to create an adjunct faculty union. A preliminary meeting is set for this […]

Molly Gannon: Keep facilities open for students, community

While on campus sporadically over winter break, I wasn’t surprised to find that Foggy Bottom was eerily quiet, a virtual ghost town compared to its usual bustle when students are not on break. I understand that the University, its students and its staff take up much of Foggy Bottom, but the lack of students did […]

Inside their minds: Psychologist profiles world leaders

The body of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was not yet cold after his Dec. 30 execution, and professor Jerrold Post was already speaking with seven media outlets and being lined up for interviews the following day. This is nothing new for Post, a former CIA profiler of 21 years, who studied some of the […]

Letters to the Editor

Missing facts about the Vern and finals We are appreciative of The Hatchet’s continued coverage of and attention to the Vern, as well as Diana Kugel’s statements about the Vern in her editorial on Dec. 11 (Facilitate finals on Mount Vernon, p. 4). We are also pleased to announce, as Ms. Kugel alluded to, that […]

Staff Editorial: Commitment to student media must continue

Last semester, The Hatchet’s editorial board began a series of editorials to encourage debate on the selection of our next president. Since the last piece in this series, the presidential search committee selected Steven Knapp, provost at Johns Hopkins University, as GW’s next leader. While the search is no longer in progress, the topics of […]

KAO readies for campus

GW men will have a new fraternity to consider joining if they plan on going Greek this semester. Kappa Alpha Order, originally founded at GW in 1894, is returning to campus to become the University’s 14th recognized male Greek-letter organization. Recruitment for the chapter will begin in February, after the Interfraternity Council’s completion of spring […]

WEB UPDATE: Women victorious after butting heads with Rams

var uslide_show_id = “73c99012-c3b4-4e78-95f9-77f5c92f7c8a”;var slideshowwidth = “468”;var linktext = “”; Posted Thursday, Jan. 18, 11:08 p.m. Despite defeating Rhode Island 61-45 at home Thursday evening, the GW women’s basketball team seemed to take more negatives from the squad’s play than positives. Rebounding. Offensive play. Lack of consistency. Head coach Joe McKeown said after the game […]