December 10, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 31

Stories from the December 10, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Ambassador talks drugs

The Colombian Ambassador to the United States touted the country’s improvement in fighting crime and boosting the economy in a speech Thursday evening at Marvin Center. Carolina Barco, Colombia’s ambassador since 2002, described the drug trade as an international issue that must be addressed throughout the world, not a problem specific to her country “We […]

Letters to the Editor

Fraternity headline misleading As an ex-member of an pledge class that had it’s share of dramatics, I found The Hatchet’s use of the term “rat out” offensive and disturbing in its reference to the Alpha Pi Epsilon’s hell-week hazing incident. The term is not “rat out.” The term is “protecting one’s self.” Honestly. Will Donovan, […]

Colonials beat No. 10 Texas A&M in overtime

Web Update Friday, Dec. 21, 12:20 a.m. With less than 10 minutes left in No. 22 GW women’s basketball team 66-65 overtime win over No. 10 Texas A&M, senior Sarah Jo Lawrence picked off an Aggie pass with one hand, drove three-quarters up the court, faked out an Aggie defender, then laid the ball in. […]

Student may set legal precedent in RIAA case

Law experts are paying very close attention the recording industry’s legal battle against 19 anonymous GW students, and many claim that a decision for the students could have national significance. The GW case garnered much attention after one of the anonymous students attempted to annul a subpoena revealing his name. Few of the individuals targeted […]

University starts GWAffirm

Students, faculty and staff now have the opportunity to voice their criticisms of any aspect of the University through GWAffirm, a Web site dedicated to gathering input about GW from its community. Input posted on GWAffirm’s Web site will be used by the University when the Middle States Commission on Higher Education evaluates GW’s progress […]

Community members fight for K Street elementary school

Web Update Saturday, December 22 Among the hundreds of protests and political rallies that take place in Washington regularly, the march to keep the Stevens Elementary School open ranks as one of the smallest. But what it lacked in numbers, it made up for in energy. Foggy Bottom children, teachers, parents and GW students marched […]

A global take on healthcare

For GW students involved with GlobeMed, fighting AIDS is not just about wearing a red ribbon or passing out condoms – it’s about selling doughnuts too. Last week the members of GW GlobeMed sold Krispy Kreme doughnuts outside of the Farragut West Metro stop to raise money for FaceAids, an AIDS support group that works […]

Journalists debate candidates’ chance to win

A panel of journalists filled Jack Morton Auditorium with friendly laughter and campaign critiques Thursday afternoon as they discussed the close presidential race between Democratic Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. “The battle seems to be between change and experience,” said David Yepsen, chief political writer for the Des Moines Register. “And now we’re seeing […]

After win, Hobbs says Rice is staying

Web Update Sunday, Dec. 23, 6:03 p.m. Though senior co-captain Maureece Rice led last year’s victory against Longwood University, the Colonials repeated the win Sunday afternoon as their team leader sat on the bench. GW head men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs suspended Rice for Sunday’s 63-54 win because he broke a “team rule,” a spokesperson […]

GW Expat: Survival of the linguist

GRANADA , Spain You’ve got to know the language. It’s that simple. Having spent the last three months comfortably speaking German in Germany, I was reminded of just how important language skills are when I landed in Malaga, Spain on Friday. After clearing customs (an old Spanish man asleep at his desk), I proceeded to […]