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.

John McCormack: In defense of four-by-four

Transitioning to a four-class, four-credit structure has the potential to improve GW in a number of ways. The four-by-four plan would enable the University to decrease the percentage of part-time faculty and perhaps cut class sizes. Rather than developing a superficial “Wikipedian” grasp of course material under the current system, students could truly master course […]

Capp, Kroeger win SA runoff

The Joint Elections Committee announced sophomores Nicole Capp and Brand Kroeger Student Association president and executive vice president Thursday night in the Marvin Center. Capp beat junior Marc Abanto by 8 percentage points, garnering 1,199 votes – or 54 percent – compared to Abanto’s 1,010 votes. Kroeger received 59 percent of the vote with 1,202 […]

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 […]

Correction

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 […]