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.

GW Brief: Elliott School graduate appointed by Bush for USAID position

President George W. Bush recently nominated GW alumnus Jeffrey Grieco to serve as the assistant administrator of legislative and public affairs for the United States Agency for International Development. Grieco is now at the helm of the United States’ independent federal agency that provides economic assistance to countries around the world. The 47-year old graduated […]

Campus Calendar

Monday First Annual Program Board Relay for Life Kick Off A chance to sign up for Relay for Life April 13 to14, while enjoying food catered by WOW Wingery and a silent auction for an autographed Tom Brady jersey. 7 to 9 p.m. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Sponsored by Program Board College Republicans’ State of […]


In “Brady gallery hosts Demuth works” (Jan. 22, A6), The Hatchet misidentified precisionism as a mix of futurism and cubism. Precisionism is a mix of realism and cubism.

SA sen. charged with assault

A Student Association senator accused of assault and weapons charges appeared in D.C. Superior Court Friday for a status hearing. Senior Isabella Bacardi was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon – a felony charge – at McFadden’s Saloon Oct. 21. Bacardi is accused of hitting a 29-year-old Alexandria, Va., resident on the head with […]

Saumya Narechania: Where’s the value in today’s debates?

I normally would have a problem quoting an obscure Midwestern senator that last served almost 30 years ago, but considering Eli Manning just made the Super Bowl, normalcy has pretty much been thrown out the window. Given the applicability of the quote, and considering the political nature of this school, I’m not too concerned that […]

University to alter room capacity

The University will alter room capacity in Fulbright, City Hall and Francis Scott Key in response to student feedback about on-campus housing options. Rooms in Fulbright and City Hall will have smaller capacities in fall 2008, and Francis Scott Key will hold juniors, said Seth Weinshel, GW Housing Program’s director of assignments. “We listen to […]

Travel plans for procrastinators

If you have landed in the middle of the second semester with nothing organized for spring break, it may not be too late – and STA Travel has some suggestions to get you out of the country and into the sun. Jennifer Apple, the GW branch manager of STA Travel, a full-service travel agency that […]

Making fashion function

(click play button to play narration by Hatchet reporter Carly Sharon) Calling all over-packers! Leave your clinched belts, laced up boots and stifling corsetry at home this spring break. Fashionistas will be dressing for practicality and functionality on the beaches this season, so stick to the indispensables for a successful getaway, no matter where you […]

Wild Art: Dirty Digging

Photo Credit: Ryder Haske /assistant photo editor Workers dig out a three-level, underground parking lot below a future residence hall on Square 80. The total project is estimated to cost about $75 million, according to the capital budget.

Leaving the sun on the beach

One common souvenir from spring break trips is a nasty sunburn, but the proper precautions can save your skin from some serious sun damage. Dr. Edward De Fabo, a skincare professional, said that ultraviolet B rays are they sun’s rays which cause damage – specifically melanoma – the most serious type of skin cancer. UVB […]