October 8, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 15

Stories from the October 8, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Snapshot: Dancing diva

Media Credit: Ben Solomon/senior photo editor Actress and singer Jennifer Lopez preforms at Verizon Center Friday night. Lopez is touring with her husband Marc Anthony and will release her new album “Brave” on Tuesday.

Letters to the Editor

Plagiarism an issue in the classroom too I read Editor in Chief Jake Sherman’s column about a plagiarized column in a recent issue of The Hatchet (Oct. 4, p. A4). It’s distressing that one of your reporters would resort to plagiarism, but your readers need to know that unfortunately plagiarism is also alive and well […]

Professor takes up unicycle on 40th birthday

When most men turn 40, they get a new sports car, or a trophy girlfriend. When Tim Clark, a professor in the Elliott School, turned 40, he got a new hobby. Proudly propped against a couch in his office, Clark’s blue Kris Holm unicycle epitomizes the creativity that he brings to his classroom every day. […]

GW Brief: Amnesty International students protest in conditions in Burma

GW’s chapter of Amnesty International is hoping to bring Burma closer to home. On Friday the student organization participated in the National Campus Day of Action for Burma. The group handed out information about the country and articles on the country’s current state of affairs. The group asked students to sign a protest addressed to […]

Softball loses two to end fall

GW’s softball team finished its fall season with a thud, scoring just one run while losing both games of a doubleheader Saturday at Mount Vernon. The 8-0 loss to Georgetown in the first game was the Colonials’ second loss to the Hoyas in less than a month. GW’s offense sputtered in the second game too, […]

Solar Sunset

Media Credit: Ryder Haske/assistant photo editor Dale Leidich, John Morris and Amy Gardner (from left to right) of the Maryland Energy Administration review the work they completed Sunday afternoon on a solar-powered house. The three are building the structure as part of the Solar Decathlon, an annual competition among 20 teams of college students to […]


In “Adjuncts struggle to afford the city” (Oct. 4, p. 1), The Hatchet erroneously reported that Ben Fritz, a professor in the music department, is an adjunct professor. He is actually a full time professor in the department. Also, The Hatchet reported that Kip Lornell was a fulltime adjunct professor. He is an adjunct professor. […]

Big Brothers and Big Sisters on campus make a difference

Every Friday morning around 10 a.m., senior Kara Eusebio got on the Green Line for a tiring, hour-long commute to the Columbia Heights Metro stop. Once there, Eusebio walked into the Bruce Monroe Elementary school to pay an important visit to a little sister of hers. Eusebio was greeted by a beaming 11-year old, Elsa, […]

Campus Calendar

Monday The Real World Denver’s Davis Mallory Davis Mallory, star of MTV’s “The Real World,” will speak about being gay and growing up in a religious community as part of Allied in Pride’s Coming Out Week. 8 to 9:30 p.m. Columbian Square, Marvin Center Sponsored by Allied in Pride Tuesday Terrorism in Southeast Asia Pek […]

Presidential candidates speak at Mayflower

Republican presidential candidates gathered in downtown D.C. Friday morning to praise tax cuts, limited government and conservative financial policies. Thousands packed into the Mayflower Hotel on Connecticut Avenue to see the candidates, who were speaking as part of the Defending the American Dream Summit – a Republican conference. The event was hosted by the Americans […]