October 18, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 18

Stories from the October 18, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Clinton aide named counsel

The White House counsel to former President Bill Clinton was appointed as the next University vice president and general counsel Tuesday afternoon. Beth Nolan, a former GW law professor and a current partner at the Crowell & Moring LLP international law firm, will serve as an adviser to University President Steven Knapp and will lead […]

Study discovers ‘poli-fluentials’

This month, GW’s Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet released a new study that looked at the characteristics of the political junkies who will play an outsized role in the 2008 presidential and congressional elections. “Poli-Fluentials: The New Political Kingmakers” sheds light on an increasingly large group of voters who identify themselves as online […]

Students use trading floor for Wall Street Prep

G Street is more than 220 miles away from Wall Street, but the Finance and Investment Club is bringing America’s financial capital to the School of Business at Duques Hall and is gaining prominence along the way. This year the club saw its membership double, due in part to programs such as an upcoming November […]

Student barred for class conduct

The University barred a student from campus after he was accused of harassing and threatening his English professor and classmates, a University spokesperson said. Some members of the class are concerned University officials did not respond quickly enough when they expressed concerns about the presence of an allegedly dangerous individual on campus immediately following the […]

Grad programs draw foreign students

Cost, reputation and location are all qualities that draw international students to GW’s graduate programs, which attract almost three times as many international students as the University’s undergraduate programs. “The school has to have some recognition in their country if they plan to go back home and have their degree be valuable. Name recognition is […]

Bats fly into Guthridge and HOVA

Bats flew into three residence hall rooms this week, twice entering rooms in the Hall on Virginia Avenue, and once entering a room in Guthridge Hall. Assistant Dean of Students Rebecca Sawyer sent a blast e-mail Tuesday to all students living in on-campus housing, informing them of the bat entries, and advising them to only […]

Alex Eisner: Pondering parental invasion

I live in the infamous Thurston Hall where on Friday nights, there are more smokers out front than beers at a frat party and where at any time of day or night the dress code ranges from a suit and tie to a bathrobe and slippers. However, all of that changed last weekend. According to […]

Tibetan leader defines peace

The Dalai Lama spoke about the need for peace in front of thousands on the West Lawn of the Capitol yesterday after accepting Congress’s highest civilian honor. The leader of Tibetan Buddhism was in Washington to receive the Congressional Gold Medal – which was presented by President George W. Bush and Congressional leaders Wednesday. The […]

D.C. cabs to adopt meter system

Companies such as Silver Cab Association oppose the D.C.’s switch to a metered fare system. Ryder Haske/assistant photo editor District taxicabs will soon switch from the zone system to time and distance meters, Mayor Adrian Fenty announced Wednesday. The decision follows legislation sponsored by Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) forcing Fenty to make a decision about […]

Snapshot: Maroon croon

Ryder Haske/assistant photo editor Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs at Verizon Center Tuesday night. The band recently released a new album “It Won’t Be Soon Before Long.”