January 24, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 35

Stories from the January 24, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Greek Brief: Greek-letter leaders hoping for large spring rush turnout

Fraternity hopefuls who missed their chance to join GW’s Greek-letter community will have a second opportunity to do so when spring rush begins on Sunday. Spring rush will involve all of the Inter-fraternity Council chapters on campus, and will kick-off with an introductory event sponsored by the IFC. Rush events will run through Feb. 2. […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Washington Capitals vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Join SASS & the City for a hockey game at Verizon Center and enjoy $1 hotdogs all night. 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tickets $5 RSVP to mollyck@gwu.edu Sponsored by Student Activities Center The View From Iraq: Reporting from the Ground Up The School of Media and Public […]

SA Note: Student Association votes for LGBTQ Center at GW

The Student Association passed a resolution Tuesday night urging the University to create a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning resource center at GW. More than 15 students attended the senate meeting in order to publicly display their support for an LGBTQ resource center on campus. “A lot of universities across the country have LGBT […]

David Ceasar: An open letter to President Steven Knapp

Dear President Knapp: In the short time since we have been back from winter break, you have already held two forums for gaining insight on campus sustainability and the overall GW experience. Dubbed town halls or, even more to-the-point “listening sessions,” these events serve as a much-needed platform for seeking student opinion on a host […]


In “Manufacturing a GW diploma” (Jan. 22, p. A1), The Hatchet erroneously insinuated in the article’s sub-headline that about 6,000 fake GW diplomas were made. The diploma mill produced about 6,000 fake diplomas in total. In “J Street’s Smart Market to stay open until 2 a.m. Monday through Thursday” (Jan. 22, p. A6), The Hatchet […]

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. Change the debate on Iraq In the hottest debates leading up […]

Crime Log

Peeping Tom 1/14/08 – Schenley Hall – 11:15 a.m. – case closed A female student reported that she was taking a shower when an unknown male individual entered her bathroom. He said he was working in the building, and soon left the room. A male friend of the complainant called the University Police Department and […]

University honors King’s values

Five GW students and one professor were presented with Martin Luther King Jr. Awards at a ceremony on Tuesday evening. The medalists were juniors Nikki Lane and Collin Stevenson; and seniors Shannon Holmes, James Zarsadiaz and Whitney McGuire. James A. Miller, a professor of English and American studies, was also honored. “It is a particular […]

Andrew Clark: Revamping the GOP

Though politics is often characterized by change, American politics has been defined by two political parties that have remained constant through much of modern history. This serves as a testament to the fact that both the Republican and Democratic parties have been highly successful in redefining their priorities with the times, undergoing serious makeovers for […]

Letter to the Editor

Coulter visit not welcome I am disgusted to read that the GW Young America’s Foundation will be bringing Ann Coulter to our school (Jan. 22, A1). I am admittedly a Democrat and am liberally inclined. I am also a proponent of free speech and hearing both sides of an issue. I empathize with the conservatives […]