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.

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 […]

WEB EXTRA: Bare bones: new show has nudity, not much else

“The Naked Trucker & T-Bones Show” is being heavily promoted on Comedy Central these days. You may have seen clips of David Koechner (pronounced Kech’ner in Iowa) (“Anchorman”) wrestling a bear aside an 18 wheeler while an elderly man in the nude (Dave ‘Gruber’ Allen, “Freaks and Geeks”) watches on in disapproval. After speaking with […]

Elliot School to teach top ranking govt. officials with new contract

High-ranking Department of Defense military and civilian leaders will be walking among students, faculty and staff this semester as part of a new joint venture between GW and the U.S. Government. The DoD recently granted the Elliott School a contract to direct the Pentagon’s National Security Studies program starting in January. But similar programs at […]

Gabriel Okolski: It’s not easy being green

The North Face apparel that so many on this campus seem to wear must be bored. Instead of climbing jagged rock faces in the Alaska wilderness or tearing down blankets of powder in the Wasatch mountains, these clothes are instead defending America’s upper middle class against the brutal D.C. winters. To those of you who […]