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.

Diana Kugel: Pick privacy over profiles

Tell me your name, and in less than a minute, I can know where you go to school, where you live, your screen name, who your friends are and what you did last Friday night. Give me another minute and a search engine, and I will know your home address, phone number, the particulars of […]

Hundreds of students attend Global Justice conference

More than 400 students from over 39 states gathered in the Nation’s capital February 2-5, 2007, for the Global Justice Conference on AIDS, Trade and Child Survival. This was the first joint conference of Global Justice’s three student campaigns, the Student Campaign for Child Survival (SCCS), the Student Global AIDS Campaign (SGAC), and the Student […]

Letters to the Editor

Who cares about green? Regarding the Hatchet’s article “How Green is GW?,” (Feb. 1, p. 1) am I the only one who doesn’t care? I think GWU should concentrate on optimizing academic and residential experiences before worrying about anything that won’t make a difference for its students. -Jason Vines, Fall 2006 graduate Event host misidentified […]

Student loan company’s stock takes hit

The student loan saga continued Monday when shares of the nation’s largest provider of loans dropped the most in 14 years. According to Bloomberg, SLM Corp’s stock fell 8.8 percent on the New York Stock exchange, “the biggest one-day percentage decline since February 1993.” The drop in SLM, or Sallie Mae, shares occurred in response […]

GW Blind Date

On a cold Friday night at Firefly restaurant in Dupont, two GW sophomores – Turner Swicegood and Kate Hornyan – met up for a surprisingly not-so-blind date full of lots of food and conversation. Turner: Overall, it was a great date. It was actually funny because we knew each other before the date through GW’s […]

WEB UPDATE: Flooding in three buildings prompts evacuations into frigid weather

Posted Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2:27 a.m. The recent onslaught of below-freezing temperatures dealt a heavy blow to campus water pipes Tuesday afternoon. Flooding in three separate buildings ensued after pipes ruptured in the Marvin Center, the hospital and the Law School, prompting evacuations into weather in the mid-20s. Flooding in the Marvin Center was so […]

GW Expat: Taking baby steps across the Atlantic

Junior Amanda Limmer, a double major in English and journalism, is spending the spring semester studying at Syracuse University’s campus in Florence, Italy. A few times this semester she, along with other students spread out across the globe, will share her experiences and observations abroad as one of The Hatchet’s “GW expats.” I told myself […]

GW stomps Spiders in Va.

For junior Kim Beck, the GW women’s basketball team’s 72-53 win over Richmond was more than just another victory. It was a 16-point, seven-assist performance that moved Beck to third on the Colonials’ all-time assists list. It was also a statistically important game for junior Sarah-Jo Lawrence, as she registered her first career double-double with […]

Colonials drop two straight

The last time the GW men’s basketball team lost back-to-back games T.J. Thompson was still a guard at GW, Rob Diggs was in high school and GW head coach Karl Hobbs had never coached in an NCAA tournament game. It was Jan. 25, 2005, and the GW men’s basketball team lost to Xavier on a […]