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.

Staff Editorial: SA allocation cause for concern

Every fall a fair share of student organizations are upset, as they feel that they did not receive their fair share of the available Student Association allocation. The proposal for the upcoming year of operation has exposed some questionable decisions in the ways money is granted to both undergraduate and graduate organizations. It is troubling […]

Colonial Army’s new system keeps it positive

Becky Wilson and Victor Danau, juniors and co-presidents of the Colonial Army, are putting what they’ve learned in psychology class to practical use. Instead of punishing members who do not attend certain events – a problem that has plagued the student spirit organization in the past – the group will reward those who do. “Positive […]

Alex Eisner: Taking a critical eye to LLCs

Living and Learning Cohorts (or LLCs) started more than 25 years ago at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. They were designed to give students the opportunity for group involvement with the people with whom they live. While their mission statement is filled with fluff words such as “academic engagement,” “institutional commitment” and “educational pursuits,” LLCs […]

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 […]