March 8, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 47

Stories from the March 8, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Official’s accounts cause confusion

University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg took heat at a recent Faculty Senate meeting for handing out a University-sponsored loan to the daughter of a multi-millionaire former Washington Redskins owner. Ultimately, the discretionary funds under the control of top-level administrators, such as the funds used to provide the aforementioned loan, send a convoluted message to students […]

Carter to have unfiltered Q-and-A session after speech

Audience members at former U.S. President Jimmy Carter’s speech Thursday will be the first group able to ask unscreened questions on his tour of colleges. Carter, who has already visited Brandeis and Emory universities, has until now only answered questions that have been through a screening process. Students at the event Thursday will be given […]

Staff Editorial: Assist spring break’s alternative

As some students drink and party on beaches in tropical locations this spring break, others will build up a sweat while building houses in New Orleans or caring for the poor in Central America. Over the past few years, GW has seen the rise of so-called alternative spring breaks, in which would-be vacationers volunteer their […]

Film sparks controversy across campuses

A film on radical Islam recently shown on college campuses across the United States has sparked controversy in its wake, causing some campuses to cancel future showings. Director Wayne Kopping’s documentary “Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West” has aired to crowds at such institutions as New York University and University of California, Los Angeles. […]

WOW student-employees quit because of delays in table service

Half of the student-employees working at WOW Wingery and Cafe quit Monday over frustration with management and complaints about wages. Four of eight students working at the southwestern-style chicken wing venue tendered a letter of resignation to managers of Sodexho, the University’s food-service provider. When the undergraduates began their employment at the start of the […]

Juliet Moser: Mascara is not important for the public eye

Just when we thought we couldn’t possibly eat any more Airheads or stuff promise-filled palm cards into our bags, the Student Association elections ground to a halt. Ultimately, students chose sophomore Nicole Capp as the first female SA president in nine years. This year’s election was unusual, not for the aggressive campaigning and grating cheerfulness […]

Campus Health: Are Campuses Prepared?

A couple weeks ago, police arrested a woman who had been loitering around the Cheyney University of Pennsylvania dorms. She was charged for prostitution and afterward told the police that she was HIV positive and had had sexual contact with ten male students. Cheyney University quickly released a statement urging whoever had sexual contact with […]

Housing Guide: For a room in disarray, try feng shui

Cramped spaces, blocky furniture, pasty walls – these characteristics of most dorm rooms can threaten to cramp the style of anyone trying to create a homey and inviting living environment. Luckily, all it takes is a bit of creativity and cash to transform any setup from bland and awkward to stylish and functional. Elizabeth Reynolds […]