April 12, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 54

Stories from the April 12, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Bob Schieffer guest-lectures broadcast newswriting class

Veteran journalist Bob Schieffer has spent many evenings featured on television sets across the country on the CBS Evening News. He spent Tuesday evening in front of a class of about 25 broadcast newswriting students in the School of Media and Public Affairs talking about his career and the journalism industry. Professor Randy Wolfe, who […]

Capp’s vice presidents pass first step toward confirmation

The Student Association Senate-elect Rules Committee approved all of SA President-elect Nicole Capp’s vice presidential and directorship nominees late Tuesday night in the Marvin Center, said Senator-elect Kevin Kozlowski (U-At Large), chair of the Rules Committee. Even though next year’s SA members have not officially taken office, members have already begun securing positions in next […]

John McCormack: Steven Knapp v. the First Amendment

Students and faculty have lauded GW President-elect Steven Knapp with glowing praise since his hiring was announced last December. Highly touted for his managerial, academic and financial abilities, Knapp is expected to accomplish great things at GW. What most students don’t know about Knapp, however, are the more troubling aspects of his record at Johns […]

Fraternity raises money for sexual assault victims

In conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month, the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity raised more than $2,000 for the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network last week. “Phi Psi is very proud of the difference that we have made when it comes to sexual assault,” said the fraternity’s philanthropy chair, freshman Connor Walsh. RAINN, […]

Letters to the Editor

Pay attention, GW When I attended my last D.C. Zoning Commission Hearing on GW’s recently approved campus plan, I asked myself, “where are the students?” Of course many members of the Student Association leadership were there along with GW faculty, administrators and staff; however, the students who complain that the University doesn’t do enough to […]

Newt Gingrich pushes reforms for youth to pursue

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich spoke ab out political reforms he hopes young people will enact Monday night at Jack Morton Auditorium. It is rumored that the conservative Republican is considering a run for the presidency in 2008. Gingrich spoke to a nearly filled auditorium Monday summarizing his speech by saying: […]

Model U.N., having fun drives student group

Not many student organizations can say that hundreds of teenagers flock to Foggy Bottom to participate in their groups’ annual events. But the International Affairs Society can. While the group sponsors a variety of speaker forums, seminars and outreach activities, the most important events it takes part in every year are Model United Nation forums. […]

Staff Editorial: Shame on you, GW administrators

Selecting University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg as the keynote speaker at this year’s University-wide Commencement is a total failure to chose a speaker who will leave the senior class with fulfilling insight and positive lasting memories. Moreover, it is tantamount to a public relations suicide attempt. The purpose of a keynote Commencement speaker is to […]

Former cabinet secretary discusses Asian heritage

Norman Mineta, former secretary of transportation for President George W. Bush and secretary of commerce for President Bill Clinton, spoke about his experiences as a Japanese-American in politics Jack Morton Auditorium Tuesday night. As a child, Mineta said he never imagined entering politics, but he remembered his father telling him, “Being a Japanese-American in politics […]

Sam Salkin: Embracing the corporatism so many detest

I suppose that being a columnist means that essentially, I get to complain to a large audience every two weeks. Some people probably read The Hatchet every issue just to see what people are complaining about this time around. With this great power of complaining at my disposal, I have decided to play my card […]