January 17, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 33

Stories from the January 17, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Students work for Republican candidates – coast to coast

Many GW students have earned their political efficacy stripes volunteering for presidential campaigns, though few can say they were a personal driver of a Republican presidential candidate. Junior David Boyajian landed a volunteer position working on the campaign of presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) that allowed him to get up close and personal with […]

Staff Editorial: Student leaders must take control of dining dilemma

In the first weeks of the fall 2007 semester, this page criticized the recent changes to campus dining that required freshmen and sophomores to spend a specific portion of their Colonial Cash at prescribed dining facilities. As the spring semester begins, dining dissatisfaction remains at a similarly high level with students waiting to see definite […]

GW’s road woes continue

BRONX, N.Y., Jan. 16 — With six losses and no wins on the road this season, the GW men’s basketball team entered Rose Hill Gym at Fordham Wednesday night with what seemed like a good opportunity to finally find a victory away from home. The Rams were 7-8 entering the game and winless so far […]

$5-$10-$20: An entertainment guide for the cash-strapped college student

If you have $5 Get yourself a sandwich and check out the free jazz jam session in the basement of Phillips Hall (B-120). Every Friday afternoon from noon-2p.m. Faculty members of the jazz department play several jazz standards, after which students or anyone else is welcome to come up, call a tune and play. If […]

University officials listen to student concerns

Students voiced their frustration on topics such as academic advising and communication with administrators during a town hall meeting Tuesday night in Jack Morton Auditorium. University President Steven Knapp, Board of Trustees Chairman W. Russell Ramsey, Board Vice Chairman Nelson Carbonell and Student Association President Nicole Capp sat before an audience of about 100 students […]

Despite late run, Colonials fall at Temple

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 19 — Twice this season the GW women’s basketball team has hit big shots when it needed them at the end of a game. At Temple Saturday afternoon, the Colonials could not make the magic happen a third time. No. 13 GW fell 68-66 to the Owls, ending its 19-game regular-season Atlantic 10 […]

Crime Log

Attempted Theft II 1/12/08 – 1957 E Street – 12:30 a.m. – case closed An employee was riding in the elevator late at night when the doors opened and he saw a younger male holding a floor lamp. The suspect dropped the lamp and entered the elevator, riding it to a lower level than the […]

Obituary: Codebreaker, alumnus dies at 96

Samuel Snyder was a code-breaker in World War II, a pioneer in the computer world and someone the National Security Agency considers an integral figure in the modern computing industry’s development. One of GW’s most distinguished alumni, Snyder died Dec. 28 at 96 years old. At the height of the depression, Snyder, a native Washingtonian, […]

Dean to leave his post in August

Roger Whitaker, the founding dean of GW’s College of Professional Studies, announced that after serving seven years as CPS dean, he would step down on Aug. 1. Following a year-long sabbatical, he plans to return to GW as a faculty member at the Graduate School of Education and Human Development. “Simply put, the lifestyle of […]

For Colonials, conference schedule offers no rest

For fans of the men’s basketball team, the best part of the season has finally arrived: Atlantic 10 play. Regardless of how the squad finished its out-of-conference schedule, the conference season is always exciting. The past three seasons, GW has been one of the top dogs. But this year is different, raising the question: where […]