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.

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 […]

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 […]