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.

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 […]

Letters to the Editor

Research quality already here I have had a career spanning 25 years at GW without feeling compelled to write a letter to The Hatchet. However, the recent article “Magazine gives research a poor rank” (Nov. 15, p. 1) about the University’s research position seemed to me to miss the mark. First, it comes after an […]

M. Basketball: Briefs: King out for season, Diggs to get x-rays

Diggs to have wrist X-rayed Junior forward Robert Diggs told The Hatchet he will have X-rays taken on his swollen wrist Monday. Diggs, the team’s primary offensive threat in the post, has been playing despite suffering the injury early in the season. The injury flared up after the team’s Nov. 14 win over BU, Diggs […]

Students with allergies cope with food plan

For most students meal times are social and relaxing – a break from a stressful day of classes. But for students with food allergies meal times are anything but enjoyable. Some GW students who suffer from food allergies have found themselves in a bind this semester because a significant amount of money from GWorld cards […]