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.

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

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Record high number of students study abroad this spring

Foggy Bottom may seem less crowded this semester with a record high number of students studying abroad. More GW students than ever before are studying abroad this semester with about a 10 percent increase this spring compared to last, said Director of Study Abroad Rob Hallworth. “More and more students are coming to the University […]

WEB UPDATE: UPD investigating string of Townhouse row thefts

Posted Friday, Jan. 19, 9:24 p.m. University Police are investigating a string of 21 thefts that occurred during winter break at Greek-letter housing units on 23rd Street. UPD Chief Delores Stafford said some of the students who reported thefts had secured their rooms before leaving for break, while others had not. One case of theft […]

Student spreads soccer across Africa

Anna Phillips is helping the girls of Uganda – one soccer game at a time. Phillips, a junior majoring in international affairs and global public health from San Diego, is the founder of the Girls Kick The program, which establishes soccer and other sport teams for displaced girls and young women in war-torn northern Uganda. […]

WEB UPDATE: Home winning streak at 23 with win over Charlotte

Posted Saturday, Jan. 20, 6 p.m. var uslide_show_id = “28234ec9-96b5-443a-8a58-50413fa9fc89”;var slideshowwidth = “468”;var linktext = “”; The nation’s fifth-longest home winning streak is in tact after the GW men’s basketball team came from behind to beat Charlotte 76-68. But Karl Hobbs, GW’s sixth-year head coach, said his team cannot afford to think about it. “We […]