September 24, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 11

Stories from the September 24, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Columbia’s invitation to Iranian president should stand

Columbia University’s decision to host Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, while controversial on all fronts, presents an inherent dilemma stemming from our right to free speech. This state leader projects appalling views such as denial of the Holocaust and has a history of humanitarian abuses and suppression of student protests. Yet the true debate centers on […]

Green organizations vie for grant

In a townhouse on 22nd Street, four students are setting up a model for sustainability. Across town, other students lobby for the rights of fair trade farmers. These are just two examples of a growing socially aware and green movement on GW’s campus. Senior Maggie Desmond, director of green initiatives for the Student Association, is […]

New F Street residence hall to cost $75 million

A $75 million upperclassman residence hall slated for construction in October will be the most expensive residence hall ever constructed by the University. The 10-story building, which will be located adjacent to the School Without Walls on F Street, will house more than 400 students. The high price tag is largely the result of increasing […]

SA Note: Fowler resigns from SA Senate, cites personal reasons

Student Association Sen. Richard Fowler (U-At Large) resigned on Friday citing personal reasons. In a letter to Executive Vice President Brand Kroeger, Fowler said he was tired of his name being dragged through the mud by the press and that he was going to advocate for students in new ways. Fowler was not available for […]

Congress increases Pell Grant aid

As tuition at GW and other private universities continues to rise, some of the school’s neediest students may soon receive more financial aid from the federal government. Congress increased the amount of money available for the Pell Grant by passing the College Cost and Reduction Act Sept. 7. Pell Grants are sums of money given […]

Latino culture celebrated

Social activist Felipe Luciano called on the Latino community to embrace other people of color and move forward together during the Latino Heritage Celebration’s keynote address. “Latinos, you have a mission in this world,” he told the crowd at Betts Theater last week. “You are the future of the world and yet we run away […]

Eckles throws a birthday party

Eckles Library celebrated its 20th anniversary last Monday with cake, balloons and a library-goer’s staple – coffee. Fred Siegel, associate vice president and dean of freshmen, said Eckles Library on GW’s Mount Vernon Campus intends to continue providing intimate and useful services to students, 25-cent coffee included, as it continues to move forward and grow […]

SMPA professor critiques the media

Media and public affairs professor Steven Livingston celebrated the release of his most recent book, “When Press Fails: Political Power and the News Media from Iraq to Katrina,” with a book-signing session at Busboys and Poets restaurant last week. Over the span of his career as a reporter and a scholar, Livingston has focused on […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Community Service Info Session Learn about the many ways in which you can give back to your community. Alternative Spring Break, DC Reads, Jumpstart and the Neighbors Project will all be present. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Marvin Center- H St. Table Sponsored by the Student Activities Center and the Office of Community Service […]