January 25, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 35

Stories from the January 25, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

E St. buildings shut down due to suspicious device

A suspicious object across the street from 1959 E Street prompted several city blocks to be shut down and the residence hall and adjacent academic building to be locked down Wednesday evening. Just before 6:30 p.m., Metropolitan Police officers and bomb squad specialists began arriving on E Street between 19th and 21st streets, where they […]


In the article “Popularity of social sites prompts monitoring, censorship” (Jan. 22, p. 1), The Hatchet mistakenly spelled out the acronym NFTY. The correct title is the North American Federation Temple Youth.

MLB executives elected into B-school Hall of Fame

Three big shots from the big leagues paid a visit to their alma mater Tuesday afternoon. Three Major League Baseball franchise officials – all of whom graduated from GW over the past 60 years – participated in a panel discussion after being inducted into the GW School of Business Sports Executives Hall of Fame in […]

Alpha Phi Alpha to host charity step show

The Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity will host their 10th annual charity step show Feb. 3 to benefit the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Fund and the Black Genesis Scholarship Fund. The show, Step Your Game Up, will feature “traditional step dancing” and hip-hop dance performances by GW’s Capital Funk and Georgetown University’s Groove Theory, said […]

John McCormack: GW fails pregnant and parenting students

What would you do if GW kicked disabled students out of on-campus housing because they require wheelchairs or Seeing Eye dogs to move around? Shock and outrage would fill the pages of The Hatchet and students would likely erect barricades around Rice Hall, perhaps leading chants of “Hey hey, ho ho, disabled kids don’t have […]

Business School faculty named research scholars

The School of Business selected five full-time faculty members as their newest Dean’s Research Scholars earlier this month. Each scholar participates in the program for two academic years, receives a $12,500 Crain research stipend, a reduced course load and a $2,500 annual stipend for research-related expenses. A committee comprised of faculty representatives from the nine […]

Diana Kugel: Focus on the big issues

College students are notorious for being chronically short on everything from money to time to sleep, but one thing that we never seem to have a shortage of is complaints. As a columnist, I see it as my job to tune in to what’s happening on campus, to what people are saying, be it bad […]

Natural gas smells prompt two unrelated evacuations

The smell of gas caused the evacuation of two separate building complexes on campus early Monday afternoon. At about 1:30 p.m. the fire alarms sounded in Funger Hall and the connecting Duques Hall. About 10 minutes later Ross Hall, which is home to the medical school, was also evacuated due to the smell of gas. […]

Letters to the Editor

Be courteous and quiet for our neighbors One of the great benefits of attending GW is its location in the Foggy Bottom/West End and Foxhall communities. We enjoy numerous cultural activities as well as excellent shopping, restaurants and entertainment opportunities. The University is committed to being a good neighbor in our community. The University Police […]

Staff Editorial: Create a grading standard and put GPAs in context

For students, it may be a dream come true, but the nation-wide trend of grade inflation is ultimately detrimental to our education system. Though a study pointed to rising student grade point averages, administrators are slow to take any action. Curtailing this phenomenon at the University would be a great way to buck the national […]