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 gymnastics takes second at home

The final results were a little misleading at the GW/Lindsey Ferris Invitational Sunday afternoon at Smith Center. While the GW gymnastics team finished second with a score of 190 in a field of six teams, they did not place any individuals in the top three in the floor exercise, beam or uneven parallel bar events. […]

Joe Laliberte: Taking a chance with time away from GW

Last Monday, a day when most GW students were starting their classes in Foggy Bottom, I was 1,758 miles away in Colorado. It was actually about two more miles if you judge for the 10,000 feet of elevation. Instead of taking introduction to political communication or principals of economics, I was at the top of […]

More students are asking for help to deal with depression

More GW students are seeking depression screenings, both online and in person, according to officials at the University Counseling Center. John Dages, senior associate director of the UCC, said 30 percent of the 6,000 students who used UCC counseling services last year had issues related to depression. He said the late fall is typically the […]

Sex Column: “My three vices”

Editor’s note: Names have been changed to protect the naughty. I have three huge vices: vodka, men and shopping. Okay – maybe I have a few more than that – but I’ll save them for another column. Unfortunately though, none of my vices seem to go together very well. I have never met a man […]

Professor finds that parasites infect urban poor

Public health officials largely overlook the scope of parasitic infections among poor Americans, according to research by a GW professor. Peter J. Hotez, chair of the department of microbiology, immunology and tropical medicine at GW, said parasites are a recognized issue in Latin America, Africa and Asia, but that many individuals do not realize what […]

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 […]