February 26, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 44

Stories from the February 26, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Juliet Moser: To speak or not to speak

Without a doubt, GW is a political campus. From students interning on Capitol Hill to congressmen speaking at the Marvin Center, GW is the school for future policy-makers, movers and shakers. Common summer jobs include campaigning and canvassing, and political science students seem to dominate campus – but maybe it’s just that we’re much louder […]

RHA’s Martha’s Marathon raises money from Housing auction

The Residence Hall Association raised more than $20,000 for need-based scholarships Friday at the annual Martha’s Marathon housing auction. Students battling for three of the top five housing picks in the Marvin Center collectively raised $19,300, with the highest individual bid at $6,800. Last year’s highest bid was $7,100. In its 42nd year, the event […]

Letters to the Editor

Don’t bash effective programs In his column in the Feb. 20 issue, John McCormack disparagingly characterizes the $13,000 Student Association Colonial Coach program and the $1,000 program providing free condoms in residence halls as “offensive” and “pork-barrel projects” (“Why the SA president does not deserve $15,000 of your money,” p. 4). In my opinion, Mr. […]

Former FDA heads convene

Four former U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioners discussed controversial issues that have politicized the agency in a panel discussion Wednesday afternoon in the Jack Morton Auditorium. The event, sponsored by the GW Medical Center’s Project on Scientific Knowledge and Public Policy, drew about 200 professors, doctors and government employees to campus. The FDA protects […]

WEB EXTRA: Studying Disability support services discussion hosted by GW

Disabilities Support Services hosted an event last week that explored the academic study of disabilities. The event, titled Accessing Alliances: Disability Studies Across the Curriculum, focused on areas of study that involve disability studies including English, history or women’s studies. “This was a bridge-building event,” said Robert McRuer, English associate professor, who added that two […]

Presidential adviser, author and SMPA professor Hess reflects on his work

While many students might aspire to work with the President of the United States someday, a GW professor has already had that distinction – four times. Stephen Hess, a distinguished research professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs, has served on two White House staffs under Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon, and […]

WEB EXTRA: GW professor compares Iraq war to 1960’s conflicts

While many have been quick to make parallels between the Iraq War and the brutal conflicts of 1960s Vietnam, a professor is saying that he thinks the comparisons are false and uninformed. Professor Shawn McHale of the Elliott School of International Affairs delivered a lecture Thursday regarding his personal research about the history of guerrilla […]

GW students, Iraq veterans, reflect on war, troop increase

It took a shot to the face from a sniper riffle and two tours of duty in Iraq for former GW student Todd Bowers’s opinion of the war to change. But now Bowers is wary of a proposed troop increase to the war-torn country. “I was fully supportive of it at first,” he said. “It […]

WEB UPDATE: Six-hour-long power outage hits the Aston, nearby buildings

Posted Tuesday, Feb. 27, 12:45 a.m. For about six hours Monday night, residents of the Aston and other buildings between N and L streets and 21st and 24th streets were in the dark. Pepco, D.C.’s electricity provider, regained power at about 11:15 p.m. after electricity went out at about 5:30 p.m. Pepco Spokesperson Camille Smith […]

Student Association Endorsements: Marc Abanto for SA President

The Student Association run-off election is reflective of two opposing trends. One candidate, ostensibly, slid in as the top vote-getter by sharing a mobilization campaign with a slew of senatorial candidates working together on a slate. The other was the only candidate to successfully mobilize graduate school voters, outpacing her opponents in paper ballots – […]