March 5, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 46

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

All fired up: Alumnus moves on after stint on “The Apprentice”

If you wear gingham plaid shirts on TV, you will become famous. GW Law School alum Martin Han Clarke did just that, and his trademark style helped him became one of the most memorable contestants yet to grace the screen on Donald Trump’s latest season of the hit NBC reality show, “The Apprentice.” Even though […]

For third year, GW reaches 20 wins

On a day dedicated to seniors, it was a trio of GW’s underclassmen who stole the show. Freshmen Damian Hollis and Travis King were two of five GW players to score double figures in leading GW to an 88-80 win over Duquesne in front of an announced crowd of 3,691 at Smith Center. The win […]

WEB EXTRA: Rep. Israel, GW grad, visits College Democrats

Congressman Steven Israel (D-N Y), a 1983 alum, spoke to students Wednesday about our nation’s dependence on foreign oil and Iran’s “unknown vulnerability.” The Congressman urged students to start thinking about what the world will be like for future generations at the event, which the College Democrats hosted and the Jewish Student Association and the […]

WEB EXTRA: College Republicans listen to GOP presidential candidates at annual conference

Members of the College Republicans joined students and conservative supporters this weekend to listen to Republican hopefuls for the 2008 U.S. Presidential race. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giulliani, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.), pundit Anne Coulter, former Rep. Tom DeLay and […]

WEB EXTRA: Elliot school to add new classes

The Elliott School of International Affairs is adding 10 multidisciplinary classes with about 400 available seats to its undergraduate fall course lineup. The classes will be modeled after the school’s graduate programs, but will be targeted toward sophomores and juniors, said David Alan Grier, the Elliott School’s associate dean of academic programs. “An education is […]

WEB EXTRA: Accounting professor highlights the fun of profession

When Accountancy Associate Professor Larry Singleton finds a few students shaking in their seats on the first day of class, he said it’s due to fear of the material covered in class, not fear of the professor teaching the class. “It’s not unusual to see just a couple of students’ knees shaking because they’re so […]

Staff Editorial: Don’t dismiss Carter visit

A former president’s visit to a college campus is usually expected to generate a buzz among students. President Jimmy Carter’s upcoming visit to GW, however, is instead drawing criticism from some students and campus groups. His recent performance at other University forums is also a cause for concern. Still, Carter’s visit is not the dramatic […]

Staff Editorial: Scholarship shift is a step in the right direction

During its announcement that GW would charge incoming freshmen more than $50,000 next year, the University also pledged a shift of an estimated $2.5 million from merit-based to need-based financial aid. While this decision will only affect a small portion of the class of 2011, it is still a necessary step to broadening the socio-economic […]

Andrew Siddons: Communicate to stop confusion on campus

There was an alleged assault on campus last week, but this may be the first time you’re hearing of this. While it was reported on the pages of The Hatchet (“Student Alleges Assault in Academic Center,” Feb. 26, p. 1), it slipped through the cracks of our campus-wide conversation. The first I heard about it […]

Expert emphasizes history in U.S.-Iran relations

A former presidential adviser and expert on the Middle East discussed the reasons behind Iran’s increasingly hostile relations with the United States in 1957 E Street Thursday night. Geoffrey Kemp, director of Regional Strategic Programs at the Nixon Center, spoke to students about the history of Iranian relations with the U.S. and how this influences […]