November 5, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 23

Stories from the November 5, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Letters to the Editor

GW must not submit to complacency As a GW alumnus, I am beyond disappointed by what I have been hearing and reading recently about my alma mater. After yet another article about racial intolerance on campus, one of my co-workers joked that GW students must think “racism is the new black.” I was especially disheartened […]

Zeta Beta Tau returns to GW

Zeta Beta Tau, a national Jewish fraternity that was suspended from campus in 1993, has returned to Foggy Bottom after a lengthy hiatus. Having received University recognition earlier this year, Zeta Beta Tau initiated a class of 16 pledges Sunday night. “Whatever the history is in the past isn’t connected with us or reflective of […]

Jack’s Back: ’24’ shoots in D.C.

Actor Kiefer Sutherland portrays Jack Bauer, the main character on Fox’s Emmy award-winning television show “24” behind the Willard Hotel Sunday morning. U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff visited the set with Dan Glickman, president of the Motion Picture Association of America. photos by Ben Solomon/senior photo editor

Students serve Halloween breakfast to homeless

There is nothing glamorous about rolling out of bed before 7 a.m. – especially on the morning of Halloween – but for freshmen Emily Helpbern and Rebecca Quarella, not even an active social life could stop them from serving breakfast at the Dinner Program for Homeless Women last Wednesday morning. “I wouldn’t miss it, even […]

New alert system to hit students’ screens

The University is unveiling a new service to communicate with students in the event of an emergency – through their desktops. In the next several days, GW’s Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management will release downloadable software that will provide students with critical information on their computer toolbar during an emergency. Administrators said it […]

Sex Column: “The Maybe Date”

We’ve got a secret surprise hiding under our covers this year. The Hatchet will bring you an anonymous columnist, Delilah, to report on sex at GW. Editor’s note: Names have been changed to protect the naughty. I felt like Claire Danes in Baz Luhrmann’s “Romeo and Juliet.” Well, sort of. It was a typical night […]

University sees investment success

part two of two part series exploring GW’s 1.1 billion endowment While financial markets around the world tumbled earlier this year, the University’s $1.1 billion endowment managed to maintain strong growth, Chief Investment Officer Don Lindsey said. Although the endowment sustained losses in July and August, the University earned back its losses, and more, in […]

GW Brief: Indian Students’ Association celebrates festival of lights

Melodies of 50 Cent, Bollywood and beatboxing helped about 160 students and parents gathered at Marvin Center Friday night to celebrate the Indian festival of Diwali. In Indian culture, Diwali means a festival of lights and the holiday aims to celebrate good triumphing over evil, light over darkness and truth over falsehood. Friday’s celebration featured […]

Off-campus enrollment up

The University census, released last week, shows a more than 10 percent increase in off-campus enrollments this fall. Administrators attributed the enrollment swell of nearly 500 students to the marketing efforts of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the College of Professional Studies. Off-campus enrollment increased by 13.2 percent and the enrollment on […]

La Salle sinks swimming team

The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams lost to La Salle, 142-77 and 134-94, respectively, but an innocent passer-by might not have known it. The chants and cheers from team members and the crowd alike would not die down despite the Colonials’ struggles. Even as it became more apparent that neither squad was going […]