September 10, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 7

Stories from the September 10, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW Brief: Recycling reigns on campus

GW received top honors in the Environmental Protection Agency’s RecycleMania 2007, a competition that challenges colleges and universities across the country to recycle and reduce waste as much as possible. Participating schools collected recyclables and minimized waste over a period of 10 weeks and reported their efforts via weekly calculations. In the Per Capita Classic, […]

Mensah-Bonsu signs in Italy, Pinnock drafted again

Former GW standout Pops Mensah-Bonsu signed with Benotton Treviso of the Italian Serie A league after being released by the National Basketball Association’s Dallas Mavericks. Mensah-Bonsu impressed various observers during the NBA’s summer league, but the talent-filled Mavericks did not have space on their roster for the 6-foot-9 forward. Mensah-Bonsu’s former teammate Danilo (J.R.) Pinnock […]

Curriculum under review by Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate formed a committee Friday to review the undergraduate curriculum at GW. This committee comes out of a resolution passed by the senate in February that said the four-by-four plan should not be adopted at that time, as there was little evidence it would improve academics and cut costs. In a four-by-four model, […]

Dining changes anger students

Dining officials vigorously defended J Street changes and Colonial Cash spending requirements last week before a town hall meeting with students, many of whom said they were losing faith in University food options. Beginning this semester, freshmen are required to spend $1,400 a year at J Street using their GWorld cards. Sophomores are required to […]

Corrections

In “SA Note: Vote on student fee increase to take place by month’s end” (Sept. 6, p. A2), The Hatchet mistakenly described Kevin Kozlowski as an Student Association senator from the Elliot School of International Affairs. He is a Atudent Association senator at-large. In “Student Organizations Celebrate Diverse Cultures” (Sept. 6 p. A5), The Hatchet […]

Varsity Roundup, Scoreboard

Varsity Roundup Men’s Water Polo The men’s water polo team won all four of its games during the weekend’s Princeton Invitational, including a 9-8 overtime win over No. 17 Santa Clara Saturday. The Colonials (4-3) also beat Queens College, Fordham and Iona by an average margin of five goals. Men’s Soccer The men’s soccer team […]

Campus Calendar

Monday One Voice – Palestinian and Israeli Youth Activists Two young activists, Yaniv Rivlin and Shadha Musallam, will share their message of peace and progressivism and their work to end hatred, bigotry and extremism. 12 to 2 p.m. Funger 209 Sponsored by the Conflict Resolution Forum Tuesday IAS First General Membership Meeting Come to the […]

Al Khalifa talks women’s rights

President of the United Nations General Assembly, Her Excellency Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa of Bahrain, said Friday night that women in the Arab world must correct their self-image through education in order to gain greater equality with men. “The education of women in the Arab world is the most powerful weapon for improving their […]

Staff Editorial: J Street dining options don’t measure up

A week into the fall semester a new dining plan requirement is the topic of discussion among GW’s underclassman. Most students are less than pleased with being told where to spend their Colonial Cash. Students have spoken out at townhall meetings, created Web sites and joined Facebook groups about the mandated dining options not meeting […]

GW prepared in case of emergency

The sixth anniversary of Sept. 11 rekindles the question of whether a city school such as GW is prepared for and safe from another attack on American soil. The University said it has taken steps to ensure the safety of its community, and Foggy Bottom is as safe as ever. To ensure this protection, the […]