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.

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 […]

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 […]