November 19, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 27

Stories from the November 19, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Re:Mix holds panel on racial classifications

Racial classifications should not describe identity, said students participating in a panel discussion held by Re:Mix, The Racially and Ethnically Mixed Student Association. Re:Mix held the panel discussion Tuesday night as part of its Mixed Race Heritage Month celebration. Mixed race individuals have parents who are of two different races. Titi Williams-Davies, an MBA student […]

District fights hunger during the holidays

An increased poverty rate in the District has led at least one local charity to step up efforts to feed poor families this Thanksgiving. Bread for the City, a nonprofit organization, hopes to provide 13,000 low-income families with meals this holiday season. They hosted a telethon at the Old Post Office Pavillion Thursday to collect […]

Hunger banquet ‘heightens awareness’

Web Extra Making the new University president sit on the floor and eat with his hands does not seem like much of a welcome, but at the fifth annual Oxfam Hunger Banquet, that is exactly how Steven Knapp was received. Knapp joined fellow GW faculty, staff, students and community members Nov. 13 at the banquet […]

David Ceasar: The other president

Amid the formal pomp and circumstance of University President Steven Knapp’s inauguration Friday morning, a familiar – and somewhat inane – figure greeted a half-packed Smith Center. Donning a GW basketball cap in place of the more traditional mortarboard, Stephen Joel Trachtenberg made a borderline raucous entrance to the stage during the 17-minute-long processional. The […]

Mount Vernon shares sheep

Sunday night was the first time George and Noel had ever spent the night together. On Monday at sunrise the two, who rarely saw each other around the 500-acre estate, hopped in a red Ford pickup truck and left their friends, family and Virginia home behind. They were leaving the Mount Vernon they had come […]

Cheney visits GW Hospital

Web Update Updated Tuesday, Nov. 27, 10:43 a.m. The vice president visited GW Hospital Monday evening to treat an irregular heartbeat. Dick Cheney received an electronic shock to his heart to regulate his heart beat and returned home Monday evening. Dick Cheney visited his doctors Monday morning for treatment of a lingering cough from a […]

Staff Editorial: The ambiguous role of unrecognized fraternities

Members of GW’s unrecognized Alpha Pi Epsilon (APES) fraternity not only participated in the annual Fannie Mae Help the Homeless Walkathon last Saturday but also raised the second-highest amount of money at the entire event. This fraternity, and other unrecognized chapters at GW, gets their fair share of negative attention on campus but such positive […]

Sean Redding: Inaugurating an age of apathy

Maybe University President Steven Knapp’s inauguration Friday really was nothing new. Maybe he said the same things every new university president says across the country; maybe he said the same things President Emeritus Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said 19 years ago. Maybe the speeches and the slogan were nothing more than rhetoric, tools for the offices […]

No. 16/15 Colonials fall to James Madison

Web Update Wednesday, Nov. 27, 12:18 a.m. HARRISONBURG, Va., Nov. 27 — The James Madison University Convocation Center does not take kindly to visitors. The No. 16/15 GW (AP, ESPN/USA Today) women’s basketball team discovered the buiding’s lack of hospitality Tuesday evening as the Dukes extended their Divison I-best home winning streak to 29 games […]

Staff Editorial: Student attendance at inauguration disheartening

The week of activities celebrating new University President Steven Knapp culminated in the pomp and circumstance of his official inauguration as the 16th president on Friday morning. About 2,500 people were in the audience at Smith Center for the ceremony, but only about 100 of those were GW students. Out of the undergraduate population, that […]