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.

Greek Brief: Kappa Alpha returns to GW of absence on campus

The fraternal order of Kappa Alpha officially returned to GW last weekend. About 30 members were present to receive the group’s charter, a ceremonial marker of the chapter’s reinstatement. Kappa Alpha first established a chapter at GW in 1894, with notable alumni including former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, but left campus in 1960. In […]

Faculty sen. approves more paid leave

The Faculty Senate overwhelmingly approved a resolution Friday that will provide one semester of paid leave to all full time faculty members who are new parents, a decision that quadruples the amount of paid leave professors can take. “The policy provides recognition that in addition to the faculty responsibilities, many faculty members also have familial […]

Obama rally at American University draws thousands

Members of the Kennedy family announced their endorsement of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama at a packed rally Monday afternoon. The rally, held at American’s Bender Arena, drew an overflowing crowd of supporters to the school. Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.), Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) and Caroline Kennedy told supporters that Obama reminds them of the […]

Students discuss abuse

A group of GW staff and students met in Eckles Library on Monday night to discuss the abuse of men. “It’s not just women being beaten by men,” said Grace Henry, assistant director for SAC and the staff coordinator of REAL Conversations. “It’s also women beating men. Men beating men. Women beating women.” A 1998 […]

Student mugged near campus

A student was forcefully robbed on the street as she walked to her on-campus home at about 7 p.m. Tuesday evening. Police on-scene said a male with short hair grabbed her purse near 24th and G streets and ran down the street. The student said the man initially approached her from the side and spent […]

SA Note: SA lobbies Metro board for reduced student fares

Student Association officials and student leaders from across the District gave a letter to Metro administrators last week calling for reduced fares for college students. The SA presented the letter, signed by 11 student presidents from D.C.-area universities, to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority board of directors. It is the latest push by the […]

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 […]