January 28, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 36

Stories from the January 28, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Author chides Arab men

Every woman in the Middle East has a group of men working to silence her, author Deborah Kanafani said at a speech Friday in the Elliott School. Kanafani, author of “Unveiled: How an American Woman Found Her Way Through Politics, Love and Obedience in the Middle East,” offered insight on the current suppression of women […]

Building in the Big Easy: exploring the untraditional

At 5 a.m. on Oct. 19, excited GW students waited in Kogan Plaza to be some of the first selected to go to New Orleans in March 2008. This spring 84 students, two faculty advisers and seven trip leaders will leave Foggy Bottom to help volunteer in Musician’s Village in New Orleans – one of […]

District student leaders convene

Web Extra American hosted four other D.C.-area universities Saturday night to discuss the possibility of reducing Metro fares for college students and improving safety on campuses. Student leaders from GW, American, Maryland, Marymount University and George Mason attended the D.C. Metro University Student Alliance meeting. “We are from three different jurisdictions representing students,” said sophomore […]

Juliette Dallas-Feeney: Time for students to go green

Being a GW student means having one’s finger on the political pulse a little more than many of our college counterparts at other schools around the country. Even if politics is not our passion, we cannot help but be politically aware as we glance at the Washington Monument from our classroom. Whether we are dressing […]

Faraz Hamedani: Make every year worth it

At the start of every semester, I keep trying to get back that feeling I got at Colonial Inauguration. I try to get back the excitement of staying up all night getting to know my new neighbors. And I try to get back that motivation to explore D.C. Why was freshman year so much more […]

E-mail quota and wireless set to expand

Students will be able to use a University e-mail system with extra storage space at more places around campus by September. The University plans to add several more wireless hot spots around the Foggy Bottom campus and release a revamped e-mail system within the next several months, said Ron Bonig, vice president and chief information […]

GW drops to 1-4 in Atlantic 10

PITTSBURGH — Ten minutes into the GW men’s basketball team’s game against Duquesne Saturday night, Karl Hobbs dismissed his team’s play with a brisk wave of his hand. Duquesne’s Shawn James had just scored two of his 21 points, his team was down 34-12, and Hobbs turned his back toward the court and waved his […]

Jet-setting for class credit

While most college students see their spring break as a time to get away from academia, several new classes offered this semester incorporate a trip abroad – taken during spring or summer break – as part of the course requirements. These classes are what the study abroad office calls “Short-Term Abroad” courses. Most meet regularly […]

Women’s basketball rolls over Charlotte

After a pair of lethargic victories and a conference loss, Saturday’s GW women’s basketball team’s match-up with a hot Charlotte did not seem like what the doctor had ordered. Instead, the Colonials wrote their own prescription. GW (16-4, 4-1 Atlantic 10) ran Charlotte out of Smith Center by a score of 76-54 Saturday, outplaying the […]