January 31, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 37

Stories from the January 31, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW Votes aims to maximize voter turnout

The GW student body should have no problem getting to the polls this November with the help of GW Votes. GW Votes is a student organization dedicated to maximizing student voter turnout for the 2008 presidential elections by aiding in the registration process and absentee ballot requests. Initiated and sponsored by the Student Association in […]


In “City Tackles Rodent Resurgence” (Jan. 28. p. 11), The Hatchet erroneously reported that wind acts as a natural exterminator of rats. Winter exterminates rats. In “SA to hold second election on student fee increase” (Jan. 28, p. 11), The Hatchet erroneously reported that the upcoming student fee referendum will be held on Feb. 12. […]

Adam Beck: The case for Obama

Not just as activists for Sen. Barack Obama, but as students and young Americans, we must fundamentally disagree both with your decision and rationale. We have a once in a lifetime opportunity in this election – to truly alter the course of history in profoundly positive way. That chance has not come around for the […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Spring Film Series: Chocolate City A film that explores the gentrification of D.C. through the eyes of a group of women being displaced from their homes to make way for reconstruction. A question and answer session with the film’s directors, Ellie Walton and Sam Wild, will follow. 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Marvin Center […]

Justin Guiffre: Voting for tomorrow

In the past, college students have not been known for turning out to vote to advance a platform based on issues deeply connected to their futures. But even at GW, where Super Bowl Sunday will be dwarfed by Super Tuesday, some students focus so closely on single issues that they lose perspective on what would […]

Snapshot: Sorority Sale

Ryder Haske/assistant photo editor Sophomores Ciara Monchek and Ali Kunen, members of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, hold a Books for Africa bake sale fundraiser in University Yard Tuesday afternoon.

Sergio Gor: Coulter criticism undeserved

The Young America’s Foundation is proud to be hosting Ann Coulter at our university. I recognize that some at this institution may disagree with her opinions. However, no one student or organization has a monopoly on who may speak at GW. I welcome Ann Coulter in the spirit of intellectual discussion. I also welcome those […]

“The Office” star to perform at Lisner

Comedian B.J. Novak, who plays Ryan Howard on the NBC sitcom “The Office,” will perform at Lisner Auditorium next week. Program Board announced Wednesday that Novak will appear in the 21st Street venue Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. Student tickets for the show will cost $12 and can be purchased at the GW Ticketmaster in […]

Letters to the Editor

Coulter’s visit another source of division In the past semester, the GW Young America’s Foundation has upset students by choosing to distribute political propaganda during a 9/11 memorial service and by inflaming racial and religious tensions on campus during its “Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week.” It is disappointing that this organization would seek to further entrench its […]

Staff Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

The Hatchet’s monthly wrap-up of GW’s ups and downs. Thumbs Down: Early applicants down Both early decision I and II applicant pools are down, reinforcing the complications that stem from GW being the priciest school in the nation. While other schools’ early decision numbers are holding steady, administrators must devise a plan to make GW […]