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.

Campus Calendar

Monday What Were the Underlying Causes of 9/11? As part of the Political Psychology Seminar series, hear a discussion with Peter Bergen, Schwartz Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation. Lunch will be provided. Noon to 2 p.m. Lindner Family Commons, Room 602, 1957 E St. RSVP to jwronski@gwu.edu Sponsored by the Political Psychology Seminar […]

Awakening to a new location

The D.C. sculpture of a man struggling to escape from the earth will finally break free from its home of 28 years. The sculpture, entitled, “The Awakening,” will be moved from Hains Point near the National Mall to a location in Maryland near the Potomac River this March, said Amy Blank, the associate curator of […]

David Ceasar: Predicting the unpredictable

It was as if two of my favorite television shows – “E.R.” and “The West Wing” – merged together and became reality last week. A candidate for president of the United States had been pronounced dead, and then miraculously was brought back to life nearly an instant later. Did the New York junior senator’s campaign […]

Blind Date: A neighborly attraction

Before leaving campus for winter break, two GW sophomores met up at Bangkok Joe’s in Georgetown for some neighborly introductions. Over Thai food and bubble tea, Ben Hirschman and Meenoch Kim tried to find more in common than just their residential hall. Date Bios Name: Meenoch Kim Year: Sophomore Age: 20 Hometown: Knoxville, Tenn. Name: […]

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 […]