December 6, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 30

Stories from the December 6, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Greek Brief: University to accept new sorority next year

GW’s Greek community will get a little bit bigger next spring. The Panhellenic Association voted in favor of inviting another sorority to colonize on GW’s campus. GW will begin accepting applications from interested sororities in early January 2008, and representatives of the GW Panhellenic Extension Committee will choose three sororities as finalists by mid-February. “We […]

A-10 Commissioner resigns after 13 seasons

Linda Bruno, the Atlantic 10’s commissioner, announced her resignation Wednesday after 13 seasons atop the conference. “After almost a decad and a half with the Atlantic 10, I’ve decided it’s time for new challenges,” Bruno said in a news release. “I look back on the past 13 years with pride. The league has made tremendous […]


In “Students lobby administrators to divest from Sudan” (Dec. 3, p. 3), The Hatchet erroneously reported that the Student Association has passed a resolution in support of divestment. The Student Association introduced the legislation, but tabled the resolution. The op-ed “Time to do away with SA slates” (Dec. 3, pg. 4) stated that in the […]

Tonic makes final plea for liquor

With formal attire and a forceful approach, representatives of Tonic restaurant dominated their liquor license hearing Wednesday afternoon, insisting that they will never become a nightclub for GW students. The four-hour hearing was the last obstacle in the way of Tonic’s liquor license, which has been contested by several community members. After a year of […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Arab Hafla The Arab Students Association will be hosting a traditional Hafla celebration featuring Middle Eastern delights, crepes, a live DJ, belly dancing and hookah. 8:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom and third-floor terrace $5 Admission Sponsored by the Arab Students Association Friday Ice Skating Extravaganza Join the Organization of Latin […]

Students protest security guard wages

Members of the Progressive Student Union launched a letter-writing campaign urging the University to adopt a code of conduct that lays out the minimum requirement for pay by contractors in its buildings. The group said Securitas, a private security firm in 2000 Penn, pays a starting wage of $8.75 per hour. GW owns the building. […]

Justin Guiffre: Time to take action

The inauguration of University President Steven Knapp has rekindled the hopes of students who wish to see more transparency in exactly how our tuition money is being spent. With a new resolution coming out of the Student Association concerning the process of divestment, such a goal seems within reach. As perhaps one of the most […]

Alcohol violations nearly double since last fall

Liquor law violations increased 78 percent this semester over last year, and more students are requiring medical attention, a University official said. The University Police Department crime log lists 252 liquor law violations since the beginning of the academic year. This is up from 142 such violations in fall 2006. “On the normal course of […]

Letters to the Editor

University must make violations known The story “University busts APES leaders” (Dec. 3, p. 1) reveals what seems to be a frightening abuse of power by University officials that every student should know about. I am a third-year law student at GW and don’t know much about this group, but no matter what they were […]

Photo Feature: Christmas at the Capitol

Above from left to right: Vermont Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Peter Welch stand after lighting the Capitol Christmas tree, below, Wednesday morning. (Ben Solomon/senior photo editor)