February 20, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 42

Stories from the February 20, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Islamic scholar calls GW home

An installment in a series of profiles on GW professors. Since 1984, one of the world’s foremost Islamic scholars has been teaching here at GW. University Professor of Islamic Studies Seyyed Hossein Nasr specializes in Sufism, Islamic philosophy and metaphysics. Nasr teaches “Islamic Philosophy and Theology” at the undergraduate level as well as a graduate […]

Letters to the Editor

Fixed tuition is bad news When University officials adopted fixed tuition, with great fanfare, they said it would make GW stand out. Boy, were they right. Two weeks ago, both The New York Times and Washington Post carried the news of GW’s tuition and fees exceeding $50,000 for next year’s incoming students. Other media outlets […]

Bahraini activists fight for democracy, social justice

Two political activists from Bahrain described their fight for social justice and called on students to help bring democracy to the Middle East at the Marvin Center Amphitheater Thursday night. The activists were hosted by Students Defending Democracy, a student organization striving to educate Americans about the threat of terrorism and promote democratic ideals. One […]

Starbucks happy with 24-hour store on campus

On Thursday, Gelman Starbucks was full of students typing away on their laptops and reading textbooks – at 3:05 a.m. Starbucks began 24-hour operation on Jan. 14, remaining open non-stop from Sunday until Friday at 10 p.m., and closing at 10 p.m. on Saturdays. Though the coffee venue located on the ground floor of Gelman […]

Fraternities see record recruitment, with 22 percent increase since 2003

The Interfraternity Council’s spring recruitment ended earlier this month with more people joining a Greek-letter group this year than any year in recorded history. Last academic year, 277 male students joined a Greek-letter organization compared to this year’s 290. While GW’s Office of Greek Life does not have complete records for participation in groups, records […]


In the article “Potomac House’s Carvings eatery open” (Feb. 12, p. 1), The Hatchet reported that the new eatery Carvings will offer a meat-carving station. A Carvings employee said Monday that the food venue does not have enough room for a carving station by the food bar and will cut turkey in the kitchen.

GWTV sees fresh programming under new leadership

GWTV is back on the air with new programming after a fall full of difficulties and a blank screen. Students who tuned into Channel 6 at the beginning of the year saw nothing and for months after that, the only thing airing was the class-produced news magazine show “The Source” on a continuous loop. Now […]

Campus Calendar

Tuesday Senior portraits Last chance for seniors to take portraits for the 2007 yearbook. Fifth floor Marvin Center Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m to 6 p.m. Cost: $15 Sponsored by The Cherry Tree Yearbook Black history celebration event In honor of Black History Month, the Gelman Library Diversity Committee hosts University of D.C. Professor Clarence […]

Faculty Senate rejects four-by-four proposal

The Faculty Senate rejected the University’s plan to adopt a four-by-four credit structure two months before their vote was scheduled to take place. At Friday’s meeting in the Marvin Center, the body passed a resolution recommending that the schools should not switch at this time from the three-credit, five-class system to the four-class, four-credit plan […]

Graduating with honors may not help in job market

Though they consider collegiate honors distinctions, some graduate schools and employers agree graduating with “honors” is not the most important factor when selecting students and new hires. Laura Morsch, a career adviser at the Web site CareerBuilder.com, said honors distinctions do not necessarily matter to employers. “It really depends on the employer. Graduating with honors […]