October 1, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 13

Stories from the October 1, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Alumni Weekend attendance doubled

Ralph Cabeaux, a 1949 GW graduate, now lives in the United Kingdom, but the distance from Foggy Bottom did not stop him from attending this year’s Alumni Weekend – he took a boat across the Atlantic in order to attend the event. “When you go to a university and get the foundation for your future […]

Snapshot: Jazzy Jones

Media Credit: Ryder Haske/assistant photo editor Singer, songwriter and producer Quincy Jones chats with Russell Ramsey, chairman of the board of trustees, and President Steven Knapp prior to filming a special for PBS.

Middle East center to open

The definition of studying international affairs changes as often as politicians make decisions about the nation’s foreign policy. To best prepare students to enter a world increasingly focused on relations with Middle Eastern states, the Elliott School of International Affairs plans to open the Institute for Middle East Studies. The institute will serve as the […]

GW alum opens house to travelers

Junior Paul Calder is a registered “CouchSurfer” who has CouchSurfed in Morocco and Barcelona.Alex Ellisassistant photo editor A year ago, Nancy Glass never would have thought she and her husband, Gil, would be hosting a French family in the guestroom and a pair of British backpackers in the basement of their posh Northwest D.C. home. […]

Men’s soccer pays price for win

For GW’s men’s soccer team, there has been no such thing as an easy game recently, which makes an easy win out of the question. The Colonials’ last six games have been decided by one goal, but due to an ugly injury suffered by sophomore midfielder Luke Wildy, Saturday’s 3-2 overtime win against Mount Saint […]

Media counsel for Google speaks to political institute

Ten years ago, the whining and screeching sounds of a dial-up modem signaled the entrance to the Internet. It does not seem like long ago but neither Google nor the Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet existed at this time. On Tuesday, the institute invited Google’s media counsel to campus for a discussion on […]

Admissions selectivity on rise

Neither GW’s medical nor law school is considered a top 20 graduate school in the nation, but both are planning to become more selective. The Law School accepted 4 percent fewer students, while the School of Medicine and Health Sciences had the most medical school applicants in the nation last year. The medical school did […]

Softball plays five games in two days

During the GW softball team’s pair of victories Sunday afternoon, it was the little things that mattered. A day after losing two of three games at the Maryland Tournament in College Park, the Colonials returned to the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex the next morning to face, and defeat, Catholic and Howard. “We improved as the […]

RAND thinktank criticizes Bush

James Dobbins, director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at RAND, a D.C. thinktank, criticized the Bush administration’s invasion of Iraq at a roundtable event held at the Hotel Lombardy last week. “No country is more experienced in nation-building,” Dobbins said. “How can we do it so often and do it so badly?” […]

Weekend wars: Protest on the Mall

Media Credit: Anne Wernikoff/Hatchet photographer Protesters flooded the National Mall Sunday in protest of the Iraq War and the Bush administration’s policies. Protests have flooded the streets and green areas of D.C. this year as debate on the war in Iraq heats up.