October 29, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 21

Stories from the October 29, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Facilities, cost deter students to SEAS

Things have gotten so rough at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, students are essentially working in stairwells, University President Steven Knapp told the Board of Trustees last week. Old facilities, a weak reputation and declining enrollment has caused the school to announce plans to increase the size of its freshman class by about […]

California students keep connected

Almost 3,000 miles from home, where ash is in the air and fire continues to burn in the nearby hills, Californians say the hardest part of the past few days has been the distance. To keep in touch and stay informed on the play-by-play back home, students said they use their cell phones to talk […]

A streetcar named Desire parks near campus

A historic New Orleans streetcar parked itself a few blocks from campus as a symbol of the Garden District’s resilience Friday. The 47-foot-long streetcar, named Desire, sat on the corner of 14th and E streets as a reminder from the New Orleans Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau that the best way to support the city […]

Loss drops GW to .500

Entering its Sunday match-up with nationally ranked Saint Louis, the GW men’s soccer team knew a win would not come easy. The Colonials managed to keep the Billikens quiet for a half but gave up three unanswered second half goals and lost 3-1. Junior Joachim Walker was the first to score – striking in the […]

Colonials Invasion: Joltin’ Joe

Media Credit: Ben Solomon/senior photo editor Women’s basketball coach Joe McKeown does the “Soulja Boy” dance during Friday night’s Colonials Invasion.

Women’s soccer eliminated

The GW women’s soccer game against Saint Joseph’s Sunday was its last home game of the season and, as a result, Senior Day. The departing players did not disappoint, as two of them scored in the Colonials 3-1 win, but the win was not enough to prevent the team’s elimination from the Atlantic 10 tournament. […]

Frank Broomell: Meeting neighbors, one party at a time

The dorm room party is a great part of life at GW and most colleges nationwide. Everyone knows that they happen, and they can be a lot of fun. While they are usually on the smaller side, they allow friends to get together before going out or have some fun when there are no big […]

Knapp: Tuition is misleading

Communicating GW’s cost is one of the greatest challenges facing the institution, University President Steven Knapp said last week in an interview with The Hatchet. GW’s high sticker price – which was the first in the country to surpass $50,000 – is deceiving, Knapp said. He added that the mainstream media ignores GW’s fixed tuition […]

Sean Redding: Time to confront GW’s price tag

Last year, with the imminent retirement of both University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and chairman of the Board of Trustees Charles Manatt, there was much talk of fresh new leadership and a welcomed change. GW may have gotten what it wanted. The GW community saw the first solid example of this fresh new leadership at […]

Hip-hop artists say music benefits the community

More than 40 GW students and D.C. residents gathered at Jack Morton Auditorium Friday to listen to panelists support the social and political movement within the hip-hop community. The United Nations Association – a nonprofit U.N. support group – and The Hip-Hop Association – a nonprofit organization endorsing hip-hop music – hosted “Hip-Hop Ambassadors Bridging […]