October 15, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 17

Stories from the October 15, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

OAS auction raises money for Africa

The Organization of African Students raised almost double the amount it raised last year at its fifth annual date auction Friday night. OAS, a GW student group dedicated to increasing awareness of African issues, drew more than 100 students from GW, Georgetown and Howard to the event. Profits from the date auction will go to […]

Juliette Dallas-Feeney: Reinventing sorority recruitment

Last weekend, in an attempt to see if the sorority life was for me, I decided to attend formal fall recruitment. I hadn’t gone through recruitment as a freshman. Admittedly, I was skeptical about sororities. I had just graduated from an all-girls high school, which I loved, but I was ready for a different experience. […]

Saumya Narechania: Who’s reading what?

I know I wrote my previous piece on the media but I have a new complaint. Don’t worry just yet, though; I’m not Al Gore – I do more than one issue. And I’m not John Madden – I can talk about different aspects of the same issue. My latest complaint with the modern media […]

Campus Calendar

Monday> R.E.A.L Conversations Presents: The Immigration Question R.E.A.L Conversations and the Multicultural Student Services Center presents a discussion on immigration entitled “The Justice of Just Us.” 7 p.m. Marvin Center 405 Sponsored by the Multicultural Student Services Center Tuesday Patti Solis Doyle Join Patti Solis Doyle, campaign manager of Hillary Clinton for President, as she […]

College Democrats: SA allocation process flawed

Like many student organizations at GW, the College Democrats are disappointed with our final budget allocation from the Student Association. More importantly, however, we are frustrated with an allocation process that is not transparent and fails to allow student organizations to voice their grievances adequately. Though the SA has taken great strides to build a […]

Snapshot: La Fiesta

Media Credit: Victoria Villalobos/Hatchet photographer On Saturday night, in honor of Colonials Weekend, GW students and their parents danced the night away to live Latin music during “La Fiesta” held in the Marvin Center’s Grand Ballroom.

Staff Editorial: Now is the time for tolerance, community cohesiveness

Since the beginning of the 2007 academic year, a seemingly inexplicable wave of racism and hatred has swept institutions across the country. And as the GW community harshly learned last week, not only can an instance of intolerance happen anywhere, the repercussions can be far larger than anyone imagined or intended. From Jena, La., to […]

Men’s soccer outlasts rival Richmond in A-10 opener

The GW men’s soccer team won yet another close game, this time beating Richmond on senior Greg McKay’s goal less than eight minutes into overtime. McKay’s highlight-worthy goal broke a scoreless tie and induced a mobbing from his teammates. The game was GW’s fourth overtime win this year and its fourth win in its last […]

Professors get Facebook profiles to enhance classes

With 97 members, five wall posts and two posted items from YouTube, the “Chad Rector’s Political Science 003 Alums” Facebook group does not seem out of the ordinary, except that the group’s creator is Rector, an assistant professor in the political science department. “If it hadn’t been for Facebook going corporate I wouldn’t ever have […]

Letters to the Editor

Denouncing discrimination As an alumnus I am disturbed by the developments at GW concerning the demonization of Islam on campus by a few ignorant students who appear to expressing a form of bigotry that is both juvenile and uninformed. I am not referring to the students who posted the now-infamous fliers about hating Muslims last […]