December 3, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 29

Stories from the December 3, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

In an information age, students register by hand

Afton Hodge’s morning during last year’s registration was anything but pleasant. Though a typical student’s morning on registration day is stressful, seniors majoring in political science at GW usually have a particularly rough experience if they are expecting to register for the required proseminar course. Hodge is one of these students. She woke up at […]

Students lobby administrators to divest from Sudan

A change in GW’s administration may mean a shift in University policy regarding divestment from Sudan. When student activists lobbied former University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg to divest from companies with financial ties to Sudan’s government, their attempts were unsuccessful. Now the students have passed a Student Association resolution in support of divestment and are […]

GW Brief: FDIC representative speaks to students about preserving credit

Last week, Joan Lok asked a small group of students at Marvin Center if they participated in Black Friday shopping. Slowly, the hands went up. “And are you anticipating a higher statement this month?” Lok continued. The participants of the Colonial Community-sponsored “Be Money Smart” lecture nodded. Lok, a community affairs specialist for the Federal […]

Staff Editorial: Time to seriously consider Sudan divestment

The GW Student Association recently passed a resolution encouraging the University to renew efforts to divest from Sudan, a country known for the mass genocide taking place in its Darfur region. This is not the first time the proposal of GW divestment, or withdrawing monetary investments for business or ethical reasons, has been brought to […]


In “Administrators disappointed with inauguration turnout” (Nov. 29, p. A3), The Hatchet mischaracterized the University’s opinion of inauguration participation in the article’s headline. Administrators were disappointed with student turnout, not participation in general. In “J Street Task force formed” (Nov. 29, p. A3), The Hatchet erroneously reported in the article’s headline that University President Steven […]

Niketa Brar: Uncertainty in university life

It takes me six and a half hours to fly home. And then it takes me five hours and twenty minutes to really fly back home. Some point after the summer camp-like adrenaline rush of freshman year wore off, the reality of living in D.C. for eight months a year set in. My family’s residence […]

Snapshot: Persian Party

Anne Wernikoff/Hatchet photographer A student dances as part of the Iranian Culture Society’s celebration of Shabe Yalda, the longest night of the year. The group chose to celebrate early as many students will have left campus by Dec. 20.

Alex Eisner: Is grad school a given?

As I sit at my desk this weekend, only a few weeks before final exams, I have literally millions of vocabulary words, dates, times and places of different events in U.S. history, Spanish phrases, math formulas and literary devices flying restlessly around my brain. And through the fog one solitary thought prevails: “There has got […]

Drive in, but don’t drive out

It’s a drive-in movie, but they hope you walk out. Last Thursday, Zipcar invited District residents to donate their vehicles at the E Street Cinema – encouraging people to rent instead. The switch will have significant environmental benefits, event organizers said. More than 200 Zipcar members and friends filled the theater, where they heard from […]

Nick D’Addario: Time to do away with SA slates

Since I have been a candidate in Student Association elections three times – running each time on a slate – I want to acknowledge the role that I have played in creating the importance of slates in the Student Association electoral process. Because of that role and my experience, I have come to the firm […]