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.

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 […]

Suspect in alumni murder returns to trial

A man accused of raping and killing two GW students in 1988 returned to trial last week, after a mistrial temporarily stalled the case in 2007. Soon after she graduated in 1988, Rachel Raver and her boyfriend, senior Warren Fulton, were abducted from a bar. The two 22-year-old GW athletes were later found dead in […]

Women’s winning streak halted at nine by Temple

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 19 — The saying goes, “good things happen in threes.” 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. 20/13 (AP, ESPN/USA Today) GW […]

Manufacturing a GW education

Several individuals in Washington state are on trial for allegedly producing fake diplomas and transcripts from GW and several other universities. Dixie and Steven Randock are being charged with fraud after investigators busted their Spokane, Wash., “diploma mill” in 2005. Court filings last week added GW to a list of four schools whose diplomas and […]

Designing eco-friendly underwear

Heidi Rauch and Alyssa Weiss make something that Halle Berry and Jessica Simpson love. The GW alumna don’t design gowns, jewelry, makeup or anything else that would help a style-conscious Hollywood star stand out from the crowd – they design lingerie. Rauch and Weiss create bras, underwear and maternity wear for their own company, one […]