January 14, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 32

Stories from the January 14, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Standing in solidarity with The Hoya

Georgetown’s student newspaper of record, The Hoya, has battled to attain editorial and financial independence from its university, with a recent push in the last two years. The school has dashed the budding journalists’ plans, most recently with a trademark claim that would prevent the paper from using its name if it were to break […]

Door-to-door for Obama

GW sophomore Tobin Van Ostern came to the rescue of an Iowa voter who was snowed in 15 minutes before its state caucus. Van Ostern, who received the man’s call while manning the phones with the Barack Obama presidential campaign in Iowa, found a driver to swing by and pick the voter up. “That’s how […]


In “Journalists debate candidates’ chance to win” (Dec. 10, p. 2), The Hatchet failed to list the School of Media and Public Affairs as a sponsor of the event described.

University professors settle contract

The part-time faculty union finalized a contract with GW this month that will raise professor salaries and increase job security for part-time professors. But professors said the union members are not finished negotiating, and they will continue to push the University to provide additional benefits for adjuncts. “It’s like we got the Constitution, but we […]

Saumya Narechania: Reclaiming the ballot for change

I found it slightly ironic (forgive my Alanis Morisette-esque misuse of the word) that Britney Spears had yet another breakdown the very same night of the Iowa caucuses. You see, Britney has become, unfortunately for our reputation, a symbol of our generation. Grouped together with the characters and media caricatures of various Lindsay Lohans and […]

UMBC hires GW research leader

GW’s chief research officer Elliot Hirshman will leave his position in July to become provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Hirshman will replace UMBC’s current provost, Arthur Johnson, on July 1. There were more than 30 applicants for the position. “The provost’s position at UMBC represents […]

Staff Editorial: Town Hall must face student life concerns

GW students will have the opportunity Tuesday evening to ask questions of the University’s top officials at a town hall meeting in the School of Media of Public Affairs building. While such forums occurred last semester with representatives of the administration and dealt with handling the numerous controversies that plagued campus, this week’s meeting will […]

Knapp promotes University overseas

LONDON – University President Steven Knapp met GW students for high tea in England last week, but his second trip overseas as GW’s leader was more than just scones and Earl Grey. Knapp met parents, alumni, donors and institutional partners in London and Paris during his weeklong trip abroad. The trip was part of a […]

Letters to the Editor

Nudity not the only thing about “Hair” The article about nudity in “Hair” (Dec. 10, p. 1) was propaganda. The writers clearly cared much more about shock appeal and controversy than real news. Anyone who saw the show understood there was meaning behind the nudity (which was very brief and dimly lit) and did not […]