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.

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 […]

Sundance skinny: a brief guide to other favorites

There were 196 films screened at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, and The Hatchet managed to see 25 of them. While this might seem like a meager percentage, sitting and watching movies for 12 hours a day is no easy feat. Thankfully, the duds were few and far between. These are our favorites. Almost all […]

Two on campus laundry services merge

Students who out-source their laundry loads have fewer options than they used to. Soapy Joe’s merged with competitor student laundry service University Mom last semester and is beefing up its operations this semester. Matt Sternberg, co-owner of Soapy Joe’s, now the only major student laundry delivery service, said, “students will benefit from the lack of […]