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.

Juliet Moser: Transparency needs to make an appearance

News of GW’s endowment breaking $1 billion was largely met with apathy among students last week. This number means nothing to the average GW student because we have no context in which to place it. One billion dollars is an enormous amount of money – it seems that we could easily get newspapers back in […]

New majority, new jobs? How a power shift in Congress affects the job market

With the new Democratic majority in Congress, some young conservatives may be wondering how the change will affect their chances of getting an internship or job on Capitol Hill. Most professionals and experienced students close to the issue agree there are plenty of opportunities for everyone. “I don’t think Republican students will have any trouble […]

Staff Editorial: Resolve GW’s identity crisis

It is difficult for a person to have the confidence to succeed in most endeavors while facing an identity crisis. Inherently, competing inclinations prevent such a person from utilizing their energy and talents toward a single purpose. Such is the case with a University as well. At GW, dichotomous forces are simultaneously advocating a classic […]

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 […]