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.

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 […]

Number of early applicants down

The University plans to continue offering early decision admission to prospective students despite declining numbers of applicants and a national trend among top universities to discontinue use of this admission option. GW’s number of early decision I applicants in 2007 dropped by 6 percent. The University received 1,009 applications for its binding November deadline in […]

City council varies on primary endorsements

Presidential candidate endorsements often come from high profile national politicians or organizations, but here in the District some of the loudest voices are D.C. City Council members and some of their voices have not yet been heard. D.C.’s primary elections will take place on Feb. 12 and endorsements from the city’s elected lawmakers continue to […]

GW drops fifth straight

Saint Joseph’s head coach Phil Martelli said he “never knows what (he is) going to see on the road.” What the Hawks saw, along with 2,703 people at Smith Center Wednesday night, was a game whose lead seesawed through 40 minutes. In this down season, they watched a piece of theater starring a Colonials team […]

Newspaper empowers, provides jobs for homeless District residents

Moyo Onibuje, 43, an eloquent man with a college degree and faint British accent, said he followed a love-interest from the United Kingdom to the United States seven years ago. He made the wrong friends, was robbed of everything he owned, and battled an alcohol and cocaine addiction. Today he is homeless, and he camps […]