November 8, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 24

Stories from the November 8, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

School of Business risks rank

Business Week magazine will pay special attention to GW when calculating its annual business school rankings because of a controversially worded letter from University administrators encouraging students to participate in the magazine’s survey. The magazine sent individual e-mails to all seniors in the School of Business last week, asking them to participate in an online […]

Town hall tackles hate crimes

More than 120 students and administrators gathered at Marvin Center Tuesday night to call for student-led action in response to the symbols of hate that have appeared around campus. University President Steven Knapp attended the town hall meeting, which came a day after the University officials confirmed that freshman Sarah Marshak was the perpetrator behind […]

Basketball Preview: Our Predictions

The expectations for the men’s and women’s basketball team this year are, to put it mildly, different. In our opinion, the women’s team is Elite 8- bound. Coach Joe McKeown and his team have built up to this year ever since people realized Kim Beck would be something special. They have offense and defense, big […]

Letters to the Editor

Avoiding anger in face of hatred I would like to reply to those who argue that we should pile anger upon hate in dealing with racist acts across campus in the Nov. 5 Letters to the Editor. Yes, we should universally disapprove and condemn racist acts across campus. Should we involve the Federal Bureau of […]

English department chair reports theft

When Jeffrey Cohen, the chair of the English department, returned to his office after making some photocopies, what he found astonished him. His desk was arranged as usual, but there was a gaping hole where his laptop computer had been 30 minutes earlier. Also its chain lock cable was slashed. “I was angry,” Cohen said. […]

Basketball Preview: Words and wisdom of Hobbs

“The thing when you have new guys, they bring a new sense of enthusiasm, they bring some new energy. As a coach, one of the most gratifying things is seeing your guys progressing. That’s the beauty of coaching. “ “We always miss having older guys. They’re veterans. they know what they’re supposed to do. Carl […]

SA Note: New SA official to tackle issues of hate and diversity

The Student Association Senate approved a director of diversity affairs Tuesday night in its meeting at Marvin Center amid an intensified look by the student government into issues of hate and diversity. Senior Shannon Holmes, the appointee, said she will work with the SA to create a “commitment to values” document that will state GW’s […]

Basketball Preview: Ross Romano: Recruiting key to success

“They don’t rebuild, they reload.” That expression, used to describe powerhouse programs such as Duke who always manage to be in contention for the Final Four, does not apply to GW’s men’s basketball team in the same. But it is starting to be apt on a smaller scale. The true sign of success for a […]

Parking entrepreneur dies

The co-founder of Colonial Parking, a District garage company named after GW’s mascot, died last month at the GW Hospital. Serge Gambal, 84, died Oct. 16 of congestive heart failure. Friends and loved ones remember him as a loving father and husband, capable businessman and generous philanthropic supporter. Since its inception in 1953, Colonial Parking […]