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.

Letters to the Editor

Don’t welcome a one-sided president After reading Jimmy Carter’s latest book, “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid,” I quickly learned that Carter isn’t, as he claims, an “honest broker” for peace in the war-torn Middle East. Rather, he takes a one-sided approach on the current conflict in Israel with anti-Zionist musings that attempt to equate Israel’s policies […]

GW Law School student is focus of movie “Breach”

Many law students may have aspirations of delivering justice to criminals after graduating, but one alumnus toppled a double-agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation while he was still in school. “Breach,” which opened in theaters nationwide Feb. 16, is based on the true story of how 2003 GW Law School graduate Eric O’Neill exposed […]

Teaching for America: Overcoming class struggles

By most standards, GW alumnus Steve Khadam-Hir doesn’t sound like a world-class hip-hop artist. But despite his lack of rapping skills, his beats are all the rage among fourth graders at Houston’s Eleanor Tinsley Elementary School. “You make an idiot of yourself in front of these kids, but they love it and think it’s hilarious,” […]

Questioning the power of the slate

Late on Thursday night when the election oversight body announced the results of the runoff election for Student Association President, the results should not have been a surprise. In the last three years, a presidential candidate who ran on a slate has lost to an independent candidate in the runoff election for SA President and […]

WEB EXTRA: Adem: The Enlightened One

It’s easy to be jaded with the state of the music industry today. It often seems as if money is the only driving factor and that the joy in the art of it all has been virtually lost. While this may be an exaggeration, there is no doubt that when an artist comes along who […]

Campus Plan passes through another hurdle

The GW community came one step closer to a final vote on the new 20-year Campus Plan Thursday afternoon as the National Capital Planning Commission unanimously passed the proposal, with some restrictions. After hearing from GW officials, students and Foggy Bottom residents, the NCPC sent the Campus Plan back to the D.C. Zoning Commission for […]


The Hatchet mistakenly reported in “Soldiers’ families speak out” (March 1, p. 1) that the panel discussion at Hillel took place Tuesday night. The event was Monday night.

With increased tuition, University reduces merit-based aid

The University is readying to change its scholarship structure next year when more students will be receiving need-based financial aid and less money will be available for merit-based scholarships. The shift comes on the heels of a much-publicized increase in tuition that makes GW the first school with a total cost of attendance of more […]

UPD to change Mitchell Fire alarms

In response to the large number of false fire alarms in Mitchell Hall, the University Police Department will install covers for the alarms in the building this week. UPD Chief Dolores Statfford said in addition to installing the covers, which emit a loud sound when an alarm is pulled, the department is conducting a complete […]

WEB UPDATE: Cheney undergoes medical treatment for blood clot at GW

Posted Monday, March 5, 4:10 p.m. Vice President Dick Cheney paid a visit to GW this afternoon to seek medical treatment for a blood clot in his leg. The No. 2 of the federal government, who is said to be a “heartbeat away from the presidency,” went to his physician at GW’s Medical Faculty Associates […]