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.

Inside Our Pages: A program worth discussing

In recent years, one of The Hatchet’s goals has been to become more engaged in the Foggy Bottom community. We have made strides in accomplishing this goal with events such as our Hatchet-sponsored Student Association debate. But flip over to A2 and you will see our biggest effort to date. The Hatchet is starting a […]

Task force suggests more security

A seven-member task force of University administrators suggested the installation of electronic locking devices and upgrading the fire and intrusion alarm systems as part of the second review of campus safety, mental health and violence prevention at GW. The Committee on Campus Safety and Security made 12 major recommendations, including improving the Office of Parent […]

Letter to the Editor

Don’t let the financial aid fool you Though I commend the author, the inclination in the column “Rich student, Poor student” (Jan. 17, A4) to defend GW of its high tuition, almost stating that the financial aid awarded each year offsets the monetary strain on the students of middle class families. I nearly doubled over […]

Law School, EPA to aid China

GW’s Law School will try to help improve China’s environmental policies in a program with the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA-China Environmental Law Initiative, which was launched in September 2007, chose to collaborate with GW Law School faculty in November because of their extensive environmental law knowledge. “In particular, they have good contacts and working […]

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 […]