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.

Letters to the Editor

Secondhand smoke is harmful, in any amount Recently The Hatchet quoted Student Health Services as claiming that “the occasional breath of secondhand smoke may not be so bad … For the average nonsmoker, being around smokers on occasion does not prove to be a huge health risk” (Weekly check up, Jan. 16, p. 7). Wrong. […]

Greek-letter groups begin recruitment

The Interfraternity Council and the Panhellenic Association’s Phi Sigma Sigma and Sigma Delta Tau sororities are sponsoring spring recruitment events for new members. The IFC began its spring recruitment Sunday with an event at the recently opened WOW Wingery, located on the fifth floor of the Marvin Center. Prospective members were able to discuss Greek-letter […]

Law professor, D.C. councilwoman, Cheh to take sabbatical

Law professor and recently elected D.C. City Councilwoman Mary Cheh announced she will take temporary leave from school in April, after previously insisting her teaching would not interfere with council business. During Cheh’s run for the Ward 3 Council seat, the professor said that being a law professor at GW would in no way impede […]

Mount Vernon’s Pelham may be renovated

Mount Vernon’s Pelham Hall is the next residence hall slated for renovation, a project the University expects to start and finish in the next two to three years. Pelham Hall houses about 80 students in single rooms with communal bathrooms. The University has proposed that Pelham Hall II differ a great deal in design from […]

SJT continues world tour

Where in the world is Stephen Joel Trachtenberg? It’s another day and another journey for GW’s out-going president. Trachtenberg has embarked on a world-wide tour, meeting with alums, highlighting changes to the University that have taken place over his tenure and raising some money along the way. The president has already made stops in New […]

Groups unite to raise awareness about Darfur

Two Darfur activists spoke on campus this week urging students to get invovled in stopping the genocide occurring in Darfur . Activist Steven Krieger challenged an audience of about 50 students to take action Monday night to confront the crisis in Sudan. The talk, which aimed at education about humanitarian aid efforts in the African […]

The next big thing

Last year, “Little Miss Sunshine” rocked Sundance. Abigail Breslin, as young Olive, quickly became everyone’s adorable little sweetheart and the dynamo cast was lauded by almost every major publication. So this year at Sundance, the buzzing question was “What will be the next ‘Little Miss Sunshine?’” I had to apologize when I shoved my mini […]

Crime Log

Drug Law Violation 1/28 – 9:44 p.m. – Mitchell Hall – case closed University Police officers responded to a noise complaint in Mitchell Hall. As they were responding they detected a marijuana smell from another room. Officers contacted the community director, who conducted an administrative search. Marijuana and alcohol were found in the room. Three […]