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.

STREATS: Starring D.C.’s homeless

“No smoking on the set! No smoking on the set!” yelled director Greg Wragg in McPherson Square Park Saturday morning. It’s a tough gig for a young director, especially when your actors are homeless. Wragg is the creator of STREATS TV, a television series about the District’s homeless. The program was developed earlier this fall […]

Culture cha-cha

Learning about another culture can sometimes be as time consuming as studying a new language, cooking a new food dish and traveling to a new country – or it can be as easy as one, two, three, kick. GW dance groups such as the Chinese Performing Arts Troupe, GW Bhangra, GW Ballroom and the GWU […]

Local business owner shows appreciation for veterans

When Froggy Bottom Pub owner Hien Bui was growing up in South Vietnam, American troops were risking their lives to fight the communists attempting to take over her country’s government. Thirty-two years after the conflict’s conclusion, she is showing her gratitude toward Vietnam veterans at her Pennsylvania Avenue pub. Two-hundred Vietnam veterans, family members and […]

LLCs form college ‘niches’

Paying for GW housing does not just mean paying for a room. It also means paying for some students to dine at nice restaurants and go on mini-vacations with friends in their Living and Learning Cohorts. Students feel more connected to niches at GW rather than the University as a whole, according to preliminary findings […]

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 […]