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.

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 […]

The Hoya fights for independence

The Georgetown student newspaper is battling against its administration to become independent, and recent university actions are setting the stage for a trademark dispute over the paper’s name. The Hoya, Georgetown’s largest student newspaper, is funded and sponsored by the university. For many years, leaders of the paper have tried to re-form the publication as […]

SA seeks Metro fare discounts

Members of the Student Association are lobbying the city for a discount to recently-hiked Metro prices. The District raised base rush hour fares from $1.35 to $1.65, and the cost to travel to distant stations in Maryland and Virginia also increased. The SA has been working on a plan since September to get students reduced […]

Colonials top Xavier in A-10 opener

The last time the GW women’s basketball team invited ESPN to Smith Center to televise a marquee match-up, the game did not turn out the way the Colonials had hoped, and they fell by 25 points to Rutgers University. The game Sunday against Xavier was a different story. No. 17 GW slid past the Musketeers […]

The secret behind the snow day

Seeing snow on the ground may be a good reason to stay in bed – but it also may not be reason enough to close the University. In fact, it takes more than the good graces of Mother Nature to close a day of school at GW – it takes approval from several University officials, […]

After early struggles, Colonials seem ready for A-10

Entering its Atlantic 10 season opener against Xavier, the No. 17 GW women’s basketball team knew the ESPN2 cameras would give the team its final chance before the A-10 tournament to show the country who they have become over the last month. After three disappointing losses in November, a 25-point trouncing at home against then-No. […]