January 22, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 34

Stories from the January 22, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

The most flexible teacher training

The Department of Exercise Science is offering 13 yoga classes to accommodate the number of students clamoring to learn the ancient spiritual practice. While students could go virtually anywhere in this city to take a yoga class, GW offers the truly passionate something different – the opportunity to learn how to become a yoga instructor […]

The absence of an autism epidemic

When GW professor Roy Richard Grinker’s two-year-old daughter Isabel was diagnosed with autism in 1994, he knew it would affect the rest of their lives. But he didn’t anticipate how much this personal situation would impact his professional life. While a diagnosis for young Isabel’s symptoms – which typically include having problems with social interaction, […]

Trying not to be terrified

Junior Sam Buchbinder, a double major in political communications and Judaic studies, is spending the spring semester studying at Ben Gurion University in Be’er Sheva, Israel. A few times this semester he, along with other students spread out across the globe, will share his experiences and observations abroad as one of The Hatchet’s “GW expats.” […]

An alternative to waiting tables

Sometimes the evening goes smoothly, but sometimes there are not enough glasses. Or, the tablecloths are too short. The chef is complaining. The client wants ketchup and no one brought it. When you’re a student who works part-time for a catering company, you always have to be on your toes. Nothing is perfect, but everything […]

WEB EXTRA: Business school groups compete to improve commercial venues

School of Business undergraduates presented strategies for improving businesses using information and technology in a bi-annual competition last week in Duques hall. Students in various sections of the school’s introductory administration class worked last semester to develop a mock strategy to alleviate a problem facing businesses or society. Each class’s top group faced off in […]

Volunteers memorialize MLK through community service

Donning hats and gloves on a chilly Saturday morning, more than 200 GW students joined other college volunteers to help a D.C. shelter in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The students, led by project coordinators, visited a service center run by the Center for Creative Non-Violence, a non-profit organization that houses, feeds and […]

WEB EXTRA: Giuliani, McCain slight frontrunners in 2008, poll finds

Potential presidential candidates John McCain and Rudy Giuliani are leading over democratic presidential potentials like Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, according to the first 2008 GW Battleground Poll released Wednesday. McCain holds a 53 to 43 percent lead over the current democratic frontrunner, Clinton, and a 51 to 39 percent lead over Obama. Former […]

In rematch, GW prevails

Karl Hobbs seldom makes freshmen available to the media, so when Damian Hollis strolled into the media room after GW topped Charlotte 76-68 Saturday afternoon, reporters seemed surprised. Hobbs said there was an ulterior motive in letting the freshman forward, who had 13 points against the 49ers, speak to reporters. “As you can see he’s […]

Colonials continue to cruise

Junior Whitney Allen’s contributions to the No. 11/13 GW (AP, ESPN/USA Today) women’s basketball team cannot usually be seen on paper. Head coach Joe McKeown said that she would defend any opponent. But with 14 points in the Colonials’ 67-55 win at Xavier Sunday afternoon, Allen showed she can be dominant on the other side […]