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.

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 […]

Student organization teaches students ins and outs of civil rights

Sophomore Erin Taylor doesn’t want to end up like her friend who was pulled over by a police officer for a broken taillight and ended up being charged with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. As president of GW NORML, which advocates for the legalization of marijuana, Taylor wants to know her rights. On Nov. 19 […]

Law school gets $5.1 million to fund new center

The Law School is opening a new center funded by the leftover winnings of a class action lawsuit which were donated to the University this summer. A GW alumnus and attorney won a class action lawsuit against a chemical company in 2005 regarding the unfair pricing of materials sold in the United States. The case […]

You too can help Bono save the world

The woman working a fire made from animal dung, the man working for a few pennies a day and the child playing in the ghetto. These faces may be lost to diseases such as AIDS, to malnutrition, to exhaustion, to violence and, most of all, to those who chose to look away. Senior Ryan Lehr […]

Kurdish leader discusses Iraq

The deputy director of community outreach for the Kurdistan Regional Government spoke Wednesday night at the Elliott School about the prospects of an independent democratic government in Iraq’s northern region. Heyrsh Abdul told the approximately 30 people in attendance that the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan is committed to development in Iraq. “We have chosen to […]

Alums go NGO

After graduating from GW in 2005, Brazilian-born Rudy Mareno sold everything he owned and embarked on a trip to his home country. Taking whatever means necessary to get there – including bus, train, boat, horseback and hitchhiking – he faced Hurricane Katrina, crossed the U.S.-Mexican border unnoticed, lived in jungles, deserts and Indian reservations and […]

Women lose to 1-5 UNLV

When the GW women’s basketball team began the 2007-2008 season, the squad and many of its followers had high hopes of a Final Four run. Come this week, the Colonials might not even be nationally ranked. It is still only the first week in December and there are still three months of basketball to be […]