January 29, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 36

Stories from the January 29, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Molly Gannon: The death of “senioritis”

Second semester of senior year no longer connotes the same kind of lazy, laid-back attitude it was once known for at universities around the country. Sometime between when the job market sharpened its already-competitive edge and when many graduate schools began to rival Harvard University in selectivity, the death of “senioritis” occurred. Students can no […]

White House press secretary talks politics, Iraq, career

White House Press Secretary Tony Snow told the GW community Thursday to have confidence in President George W. Bush’s Iraq plan, adding that the consequences of immediate withdrawal could prove catastrophic for America. Snow also defended the president’s recent announcement to send more than 20,000 troops to Iraq, a decision that has met stern opposition […]

Law school students lobby for satellite radio rights

Subscribers to satellite radio have a new voice of support at the GW Law School. A group of students recently formed the Consumer Coalition for Competition in Satellite Radio, or C3SR, to raise awareness about the dangers for consumers of a rumored satellite radio merger between Sirius and XM. “A merger would mean a monopoly, […]

Sophomore avoids jail time for marijuana dealing

Former sophomore Isa Madyun skirted jail time after his father swayed a judge to reduce the admitted marijuana dealer’s sentence to parole. The sentencing hearing Tuesday was postponed to Wednesday after D.C. Superior Court Judge Truman Morrison III heard Madyun’s father speak. The judge said he was swayed by the parent’s statement to give the […]

Campus Calendar

Tuesday American Red Cross Information Session Learn about the Red Cross and other aid organizations in this information session. Career Center Workshop Room 5 to 6 p.m. Sponsored by the Career Center Crisis in Darfur: A Conversation with Activist Steven Krieger Steven Krieger, a leading advocate fighting to end the genocide in Darfur, will explain […]

Weekly check up: Using diet pills

With late-night pizza and Hell Well packed at all hours of the day, it can be hard for college students to lose weight at school. Though diet pills may seem like an easy method to melt the pounds away, something so miraculous is usually too good to be true. “It’s a quick-fix thing. People feel […]

Middle East expert awarded Welling Visiting Professorship

William Quandt, a Middle East expert at the University of Virginia, has been named the James Clark Welling Visiting Professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs. The position, which was created by University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and named in honor of GW’s president from 1871 and 1894, is a two-year term. The mission […]

Ringing in the Chinese New Year

Streaks of red and yellow, mythical dragons and heavenly maidens invaded Lisner Auditorium this weekend as GW helped ring in the Chinese New Year. GW hosted the traveling Chinese New Year Spectacular performance, which takes its audience back to the country’s legendary golden age, the Tang Dynasty, with singing, dancing and traditional music. The 300-person […]


In the article “UPD probes $25K in thefts” (Jan. 25, p. 3), The Hatchet mistakenly spelled the name of University Police Department Inspector Mark Balazik. In the article “Student activists join annual ‘March for Life’” (Jan. 25, p.1), The Hatchet inaccurately described the number of protesters at the march. “March for Life” Director Nellie Gray […]