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.

Study abroad concerns persist

Study abroad programs at 15 universities, including American, are under investigation for possibly accepting benefits, such as free travel or funding to market the programs, from study abroad program providers. GW study abroad staff members take several trips to countries each year that are subsidized by affiliated study abroad programs. Last year, staff members took […]

Movie Review: Strange Wilderness

Web Extra Actor Steve Zahn had just finished shooting “Rescue Dawn,” a dramatic war movie set in Thailand. Right after the shooting wrapped, Zahn took a kayaking trip in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam for six weeks before he returned to the humid Hanoi. While away, his agent had been trying to get a hold of […]

Bar Belle: Velvet Lounge

Velvet Lounge 915 U St. N.W. In my opinion, velvet sucks. I hate the texture, shimmer and sound of the uncomfortable fabric. Frankly, it is ugly, but one thing I cannot deny is the word association velvet conjures toward music. Velvet Underground was perhaps one of the most influential art rock bands of all time, […]

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 […]