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.


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 […]

Living in Bhutto’s wake

For many Americans, the assassination of Benazir Bhutto only highlighted the instability of another country in the Middle East. But for GW’s Pakistani students, the situation hit much closer to home. Bhutto, the prominent opposition leader and two-time prime minister of Pakistan, died during a political rally on Dec. 27, igniting riots in the country […]

The drive to win

(click the Play button for our narrated slideshow, produced by Jake Sherman and Sam Salkin with photos by Ben Solomon) WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. Tony Taylor can score. He says he does not like to, but he has done it this season in many different ways. Three-pointers, daunting slashes to the basket and even, with his […]

GW F.E.E.D. to become student organization

GW F.E.E.D., an initiative started in the fall dedicated to feeding D.C.’s homeless, is becoming an official student organization this semester. Despite the financial hardships that plagued this initiative when it began in September, Student Association Sen. O.G. Oyiborhoro (CCAS-U) said he felt the initiative was successful enough to turn into a student organization. The […]