February 5, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 38

Stories from the February 5, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Obama, other ’08 candidates, address D.C. students

As Democratic presidential candidates made their way in and around the beltway this weekend, in their footsteps were hundreds of members of the college democrats from around the country. At the Democratic National Committee’s winter meeting in downtown D.C., the College Democrats of America hosted a leadership summit that included strategizing for the upcoming primaries […]

Students to take on Katrina Challenge

For many, there will be no beach party this Spring Break. Instead, students from across the nation are gathering to rebuild New Orleans. Katrina Corps, a grass-roots effort, is hoping to bring 25,000 students to New Orleans from March 5th – April 6th, 2007, known as the Katrina Challenge. The goal is to “cut the […]

Trader Joe’s declines GWorld

GW announced the addition of nine new partners to the Colonial Cash system, but popular new grocery store Trader Joe’s is not on the list. “Unfortunately, Trader Joe’s has decided not to accept the GWorld card at this time; however, the University will continue to pursue this opportunity from time to time in hopes that […]

Supreme Court Justice Alito presides in moot court event

Associate Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito presided over the Law School’s annual Van Vleck Moot Court Thursday, marking the second consecutive year a member of the nation’s highest court has judged the competition. More than 1,200 students crowded the seats of Lisner Auditorium to hear the proceedings, which are modeled after the U.S. appellate court […]

Campus Calendar

Monday CI Staffer Info Session Want to be a part of CI? Enjoy working with kids? Come find out more. 7 to 9 p.m. Marvin Center 414 Sponsored by Colonial Inauguration Tuesday Senior Prom 2007 Volunteer Orientation Come learn about getting involved with an event that honors and celebrates senior citizens in D.C. with a […]

GW creates program on Diaspora studies

GW Diaspora, a new research and policy program housed in the Institute for Global and International Studies in the Elliott School of International Affairs, will study groups displaced from their native lands. “Governments and international organizations are beginning to acknowledge diasporas as important political, economic and social actors on the global stage,” said Jennifer Brinkerhoff, […]

GW in top 100 global MBA rankings

GW’s Masters in Business Administration program is the 67th best in the world, according to the “Financial Times’” 2007 top full-time global M.B.A. programs report. GW ranked 75th in the 2006 report and 97th in 2005. “Our alumni are making great strides in the corporate world, fulfilling their dreams, testifying to and demonstrating the value […]

What’s the deal with… the wires hanging from the West End?

The Princeton Review may say GW students live like kings (look at their annual “Dorms Like Palaces” rankings). But take a look at the exterior of the West End – one of GW’s older residence halls – and you might wonder what kind of royalty lives inside. Outside of the West End, wires dangle down […]

Carvings restaurant in Potomac House set to open this week

Carvings, the newest dining venue on campus, will open by the end of this week in the first floor of Potomac House, according to the restaurant’s owner Paul Park. Officials had previously said the dining venue in GW’s newest residence hall would open early last semester. “As with most construction projects in D.C., it is […]

A pleasant place

GW alumnus Jeremy Pollok still comes back to campus to watch his favorite Colonials on the basketball court, but to him there’s one big post-game problem. “There is no place (on campus) to go before or after the game to hangout,” he said. So Pollok decided to bring a new branch of his Mount Pleasant […]