February 1, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 37

Stories from the February 1, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

SA candidates ready for election

The growing field of candidates is preparing for the Student Association elections, with only 21 days remaining. The candidates for SA president include juniors David “Tito” Wilkinson, Casey Pond, SA Sen. Marc Abanto (U-At Large), Michael Ray Huerta and sophomore SA Sen. Nicole Capp (CCAS-U), who announced her candidacy for SA president last week during […]

GW’s endowment breaks one billion

GW’s endowment has broken the $1 billion mark, the University announced yesterday. In a statement distributed Wednesday afternoon, GW announced that as of Dec. 31, the endowment stood at about $1.019 billion. When University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg assumed the presidency in 1988, GW had an endowment of about $200 million. Over the last 19 […]

Tale of a transfer

Sophomore Cheyenne Moore spent last year practicing every day with the GW men’s basketball team, doing all of the lifting and conditioning drills that go along with being part of an upper-echelon Division I men’s basketball program. The team was ranked sixth in the country and his teammates were treated as heroes on campus, but […]

SMPA Director to form student council

New School of Media and Public Affairs Director Lee Huebner is forming a Director’s Advisory Council in an effort to hear more student feedback about the school. Huebner, who began his term as SMPA director in July 2006 after a nearly two-year search process for a director, said the council is still in the planning […]

How Green is GW?

Strategic management and public policy professor Mark Starik runs 100 percent of his home’s electricity on wind energy, drives a hybrid vehicle and regularly purchases solar energy products. He does so because, in the age of a war on terror, he is just as concerned about the battle the earth is waging. “Climate change rivals […]

Four students travel to Uganda to study country

Four students visited Uganda over winter break to bring American and Ugandan students together to learn more about the challenges facing the African country. This gathering, called the Global Youth Partnership for Africa’s Youth Summit: The Role of Youth in Post-Conflict, brought 13 American college students to meet with Ugandan students and hear from leaders […]

WEB EXTRA: “Ooh La La”: Rod Stewart gets your mom (and maybe you)

It’s been nearly 40 years since Rod Stewart first shook his British booty into America’s hearts (and loins) with his breakthrough single, the infamous older-woman love lament “Maggie Mae.” Rod Stewart is 62 now, and Maggie’s probably dead. But to the 10,000 screaming over-the-hill women inside the Verizon Center last Friday night, Stewart’s boyish charm […]

Bush taps alum to be next Director of National Intelligence

A GW alum from the ’80s is heading to Capitol Hill today to become the nation’s top spy. The U.S. Senate will begin confirmation hearings Thursday on President George W. Bush’s nominee for the next director of national intelligence, 1986 graduate Mike McConnell. Bush nominated McConnell, who received a master’s degree in Public Administration from […]

Thumbs Up Thumbs Down

Colonials Basketball The men are off to a strong A-10 start this season, while the women – who have not lost a game since Dec. 7 – continue to perform at the top of their game as a ranked team. Continued success will help build prestige for the programs and the University. Townhouse theft Fraternity […]