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.

Snapshot: Singing Sanjaya

Media Credit: Ben Solomon/senior photo editor Sanjaya Malakar performs Sunday night at the Verizon Center during the American Idols Live Tour. Sanjaya performed with American Idols finalists including Jordin Sparks.

Quandt lectures on Middle East

GW Welling Visiting Professor and noted expert on the Middle East William Quandt discussed his skepticism about peace between Israelis and Palestinians at the Elliott School Thursday evening. “I’m never going to say (peace) is impossible,” he said. “But I don’t think the recent up-tick in optimism is going to prove warranted.” Quandt referenced optimism […]

Vern residence halls go wireless

Nearly all students living on the Mount Vernon Campus can now access the Internet wirelessly in their residence halls. Every residence hall on the Mount Vernon campus, except Pelham Hall, now has wireless Internet connection capabilities throughout the building, said Robert Snyder, director of Mount Vernon Campus life and marketing. “I think it gives residents […]

Former student elected chairman of local ANC

Future politicos and government junkies at GW may dream of someday living at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., but for one recent grad, public office couldn’t come soon enough. L. Asher Corson, class of 2007, was elected in late May as chairman of the Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission, the highest position within the […]

Group fitness classes buff up

If you happened to stroll through University Yard last week, you might have stumbled upon four athletic-looking guys jumping around on the grass, muscling their way through sets of push-ups and balancing on inflatable blue spheres. The demo might have looked like it belonged to the ROTC Navy, but then again, there is nothing quite […]

Kalb named a Welling fellow

GW added another distinguished scholar to its list of James Clark Welling presidential fellows – Marvin Kalb, former award-winning television correspondent and host of the Kalb Report. The University appointed Kalb as its first Welling presidential fellow of the academic year in early August. Since 1994, Kalb has hosted 56 public affairs forums at the […]

GW anthro students monkey around

Gordon, who was rescued after being stoned at a squatter camp in South Africa, was recently released back into the wild. Jason, also known as “little peanut,” has recovered from a much needed arm amputation and Blue has found a father figure in Stephen. Gordon, Jason, Blue and Stephen are just a few of the […]

Eco-friendly Georgetown store makes organic chic

Organic cupcake anyone? How about a glass of fair-trade wine to go with that? At the grand opening of Setchi Ecoboutique in Georgetown this weekend, pastries and alcohol were merely the bait to hook the locals into getting acquainted with their newest specialty-shop neighbor. Setchi, the phonetically spelled Portuguese word for “seven,” is the first […]

Women’s soccer shut out by Mason

FAIRFAX, Va. — For the GW women’s soccer team, the 1-0 loss at George Mason Sunday afternoon was less of disappointment than a learning experience. “We’re actually not (upset about the loss),” head coach Tanya Vogel said. “We got better this weekend. No one outside the team is going to believe that, but our team […]

GW Karate club kicks it up a notch

On Friday some GW students spent the night drinking with friends, some spent the night watching movies and others, who are members of the GW Japan Karate Association Club, spent the night breaking wooden boards with their shoulders, hands and feet. JKA’s 30 members meet three times a week in the Lloyd Gym on the […]