January 22, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 34

Stories from the January 22, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Sizing up the election issues

As the 2008 presidential election draws near, there are issues that demand serious study from voters before they cast their ballots. The Hatchet’s editorial board has focused on specific areas central to college student life that warrant examination before the primaries and November election. Higher education affordability key As the country faces wars abroad and […]

Knapp, task force talk environment

A coalition formed to improve GW’s negative impact on the environment hosted a listening session Thursday to hear suggestions and concerns from the GW community. “We need to look at our campus as an ecosystem … we need to look at our water and energy consumption as a whole picture,” said Adele N. Ashkar, director […]

Keeping Marvin centered

Activities in the Marvin Center – GW’s six-story hub of student life – are not simply governed by the whims of its users. A uniquely structured organization called the Marvin Center Governing Board makes sure to keep everyone in check. The MCGB is an organization comprised of students, staff and faculty of the University and […]

Brady Gallery hosts Demuth works

A full collection of works from American artist Charles Demuth is on tour, and GW is among the first to host the exhibit. The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery in the School of Media and Public Affairs is showing “Out of the Chateau: Works from the Demuth Museum,” a collection featuring the work of the […]

GW Brief: Peace Corps ranks GW as second-largest volunteer producer

The Peace Corps ranked GW second among medium-sized universities for the number of alumni who opt to volunteer with the organization upon graduation. GW was first last year. GW ranks behind the University of Virginia, and ahead of Western Washington University, Cornell University and the College of William and Mary – universities that round out […]

Students advocate for education change in India

Sophomore Seeta Menon knows the importance of education – not just because she is pursing her own undergraduate degree, but also because she has met others who will never get that opportunity. Menon is a member of the GW chapter of Asha for Education, which is dedicated to bringing socio-economic change in India through the […]

J Street’s Smart Market to stay open until 2 a.m. Monday through Thursday

Smart Market, one of the food vendors at J Street, will now be open until midnight from Monday to Thursday, Student Association officials said last week. The Smart Market concession serves Starbucks coffee, Ya Ya’s sushi, grab-and-go salads and sandwiches, Bread and Chocolate dessert as well as a variety of beverages and snacks. Last week, […]

GW Brief: SMPA professors aids African country of Lesotho

While most members of the GW community were relaxing with friends and family during winter break, professor Steven Livingston was teaching public and private sector leaders of Lesotho, a small country in Africa, how to communicate. Livingston teaches political communications in the School of Media and Public Affairs and the Elliott School of International Affairs […]

Colonials keep it close, fall short of upsetting Xavier

GW head men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs was in a time machine of sorts Saturday night. As he looked out onto Smith Center’s court and saw then-No. 20 Xavier’s maturity trump the Colonials’ youth in the 74-66 win, he seemed resigned. During a year when the losses have racked up a lot quicker than the […]

Doctors start medical school in Africa

The East-African nation of Eritrea, a country bordered by Sudan and Ethiopia with a population of more than four million, has only five pediatricians. On Jan. 2, with help from GW doctors and Physicians for Peace, six general practitioners without post-graduate training started as the first class in the pediatric residency program at Eritrea’s first […]