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.

Study Break: Murky Coffee Clarendon

When the workload is heavy and the library is packed, a frantic student might panic for the nearest Starbucks, but the smart ones know that Murky Coffee in Arlington, Va., is a practical alternative. Originally located in a tiny walk-up window in Georgetown, the new Arlington Murky Coffee is bigger, better and booming. With a […]

Snapshot: Boat Blues

Photo Credit: Nick Gingold /photo editor Fredric Truslow attempts to save his son’s remote control boat from the icy waters of a pond on the National Mall Sunday afternoon.

Evangelist leaders debate on panel

Web Extra Evangelical leaders gathered at Jack Morton Auditorium last week to discuss the qualities they hope to find in a 2008 presidential candidate. “There is a really interesting conversation going on in the Evangelical community,” said moderator Steve Waldman of Beliefnet.com. He opened the discussion by saying, “There is still a lot of stereotyping, […]

Taking a leap of faith in dating

When 30 students crowded into the basement of the Hillel building wearing bold numbers taped to their chests, it looked as if a marathon was about to start. These students were here for a very different game: speed dating. On Thursday night Hillel hosted its first speed dating night – complete with candlelit tables and […]

GW Brief: Firewall inventor to teach workshops for the Law School

The man responsible for creating the first commercially successful Internet firewall is set to join the Law School’s Creative and Innovative Economy Center as a research fellow. David Pensak will offer a series of workshops across the globe for senior technology managers and students on “innovention” while based at GW. Through the workshops, Pensak said […]

Business School goes green, gets rank

Web Extra The Aspen Institute ranked GW’s School of Business 13th on its list of schools that effectively integrate social and environmental stewardship into their curricula and research. “For the last seven or eight years we have been offering these courses and traditionally ranked very high,” said Prabir Bagchi, senior associate dean in the School […]

Despite losses to Army, swimming celebrates senior day

Heading into the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams’ final home meet of the season, the seniors were not to be ignored. Standing above everyone else on the starting blocks before the meet began, seniors Drew Boudreau and Mark DeSimone led chants that echoed around the basement of Smith Center. A few minutes later, […]

Blind Date: A Comfortable Conversation

A ballroom-dancing guy and a rock-climbing girl found some common ground over a meal of surf-and-turf in Georgetown’s Miss Saigon. The two freshmen discovered they have more in common than meets the eye. Date Bios Name: Samuel Bain Year: Freshman Age: 19 Hometown: Dayton, Ohio Name: Shannon Osselaer Year: Freshman Age: 19 Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona […]

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 […]