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.

Panel debates progress in Iraq

Web Extra Panelists debated the possibility for progress and peace in Iraq at a discussion sponsored by the Elliott School’s Security Policy Forum earlier this month. The panel included Lawrence Korb, a panelist and senior fellow at the Center for American Progress; Nora Bensahel, a senior political analyst at the RAND Corporation; and Stephen Biddle, […]

Taking a candle to religion

December is a particularly bright month and not just because everyone is giving and getting presents. Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa are all holidays that involve lights, so this year, try buying your observant friends a present that they can actually use in the spirit of their holiday – a candle. Christmas candles: Although Christmas trees […]

University busts APES leaders

The University launched an unprecedented investigation last week into the Alpha Pi Epsilon fraternity, pulling students out of classes for questioning, confiscating cell phones and placing some of the group’s leaders on a 21-day suspension. The investigation stems from credible evidence that the group would be engaging in “dangerous hazing activities” this past weekend, said […]

Winter Wardrobe

Photos by Ryder Haske/assistant photo editor Below: Sam Blackman, a freshman majoring in political science, is snuggled up in a Polo sweater (Ralph Lauren, $100), good for a casual holiday dinner. He’s also wearing a Polo Ralph Lauren tee (Ralph Lauren, $30) and Calvin Klein straight leg jeans (Macy’s, $39.98). Above: Freshman Nakita Sabharwal is […]

Lindy’s set to take GWorld

Lindy’s Red Lion, a popular restaurant and bar located near the Shops at 2000 Penn, is in the final stages of becoming a GWorld partner. GW students will be able to spend their Colonial Cash dollars at the restaurant within the next few weeks once the campus pub and takeout sandwich shop agrees to the […]

GW Brief: SA senator hopes to bring Africana studies major to CCAS

GW does not have an Africana studies major, but Student Association Sen. O.G. Oyiborhoro (CCAS-U) is working to bring the degree to the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences by the end of the academic year. Oyiborhoro, a junior, said he is not the first student to lobby for an Africana studies major, but that […]

Arrests made on AIDS day

Police arrested 40 protesters, some of them GW students, for civil disobedience after the World AIDS Day rally outside the White House Friday. “We decided to get arrested to represent the dire situation and the need for policy change and sit in solidarity with millions of people around the world who don’t have the privilege […]

Campus Calendar

Monday The Future of Terrorism Fox News terrorism analyst Dr. Walid Phares will speak to the GW community about the future of terrorism. 7 to 10 p.m. 1957 E St. Room 113 Sponsored by Students Defending Democracy Sextravanganza Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan D.C. will be on hand to answer questions and give advice on sex-related […]

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 […]