November 12, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 25

Stories from the November 12, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Knapp’s first months in retrospect

The first in a two-part series examining GW’s new president As the inauguration and week of celebration of University President Steven Knapp approaches, the coming week promises a whirlwind of activities meant to reflect the values of the GW community and its new leader. Amid the sheep, talent shows and galas, it is vital to […]

Greek Week was largest ever

Members of GW’s Greek-letter community gathered last week for the largest Greek Week ever, raising money for Hurricane Katrina relief and competing against one another in a series of events along the way. “It was a great Greek Week,” said Scott Marmulstein, Inter-Fraternity Council vice president of programming. “This has been the best turnout for […]

Sororities tackle ‘idiots’

“By a round of applause, how many of you have an idiot in their chapter?” motivational speaker TJ Sullivan asked Saturday night to a crowd of about 350 GW fraternity and sorority members at Marvin Center Grand Ballroom. The response was loud. Sullivan’s presentation, “Confronting the Idiot in Your Chapter,” sponsored by Alpha Delta Pi […]

SEAS dean resigns unexpectedly

The dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences publicly announced his plan to resign early this month, but the dean did not cite a reason for his decision and SEAS faculty are suspicious about his motives. Timothy Tong announced his plans for a June resignation at a meeting of the school’s National Advisory […]

Alex Eisner: Voice your views

I was sitting in class recently and the lecture lent itself to a rather charged debate about the definition of terrorism, what makes a terrorist and whether or not their actions/beliefs are delusional or psychotic. I enjoy causing heated discussion in class simply because people tend to drop the politically correct crap and say what […]

Roommate love in Kogan

If your roommate could have a free round-trip ticket to any destination in the world, where would it be? How many times a day does your roommate check his or her e-mail? When is your roommate’s birthday? Sophomores Jonathan Miller and Luke Fisher, roommates in JBKO, were able to answer these and other questions during […]

Snapshot: Hungry Hippo

Ryder Haske/assistant photo editor Students watch as facilities workers reassemble the HippoVideo kiosk in Ivory Tower’s basement food court. The kiosk’s original location was in the entrance of Gelman Library.

Letter: Ignoring hate crime issues

By John F. Banzhaf III, professor of public interest law: Despite The Hatchet’s extensive coverage of swastikas being drawn on whiteboards, several very important issues have been overlooked, if not misrepresented. First, an article entitled “What is a Hate Crime” (Nov. 1, p. A1) implied that a particular D.C. criminal statute may have been violated. […]

Weekly Checkup: Energy Drinks

When students bounce from class to student organization meetings to parties, energy drinks are an easy way to stay awake. But recent studies show that frequent consumption of drinks such as Red Bull is not only unhealthy but also dangerous in certain situations. The use of Red Bull with vodka or Yagermeister mixes a depressant […]