February 4, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 38

Stories from the February 4, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Margaret Truman Daniel, GW alumna and former first daughter, dies at 83

Web Extra Margaret Truman Daniel, a GW alumna whose father was inaugurated as U.S. president during her junior year, died in Chicago Tuesday at the age of 83. A singer and the author of Washington-based murder mysteries, she was much more than a president’s daughter. Her family will not release the details of her death, […]

Professors play key role in emergency action plan

Web Extra Professors are now playing a key role in a new initiative by GW’s Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management to inform students about the emergency action plan. Professors have been advised to talk to their students about how to escape in case of a fire or other emergency at the start of […]

Founder of Teach for America speaks at SMPA

Web Extra Although she has never been a teacher, Wendy Kopp has inspired thousands of college graduates to take to the classrooms and fix what she calls the country’s “greatest social injustice.” In speech at the School of Media and Public Affairs Wednesday, Kopp, the CEO and founder of Teach for America, emphasized the integral […]

GW Brief: Green GW invites students into its eco-friendly townhouse

Members of Green GW opened their Scholars Village Townhouse to the public on Thursday to showcase environmentally friendly living at GW. Junior Christina Katopodis and seniors Maggie Desmond, Alicia Green and Ivey Wohfeld have translated the ideals of Green GW into a practical living situation for their house that helps the environment and provides a […]

Campus Calendar

Tuesday It Just Takes One Voice: BHC Keynote Address by Jehmu Greene Jehmu Greene, former black female president of the Rock the Vote Campaign, comes to encourage students to exercise their right to vote in the 2008 election. 7 to 9 p.m. Betts Auditorium Sponsored by the Black Student Union, NAACP, Black Heritage Committee Super […]

Law buffs compete in moot court

For the first time in three years, a Supreme Court justice did not preside over the law school’s annual moot court, but the competition’s intensity did not waver. The Van Vleck Moot Court Competition is GW Law School’s largest and longest-running competition. Thursday was the championship round for the competition’s participants, who have been researching […]

Sean Redding: A Super Tuesday for Democrats

After months of build-up, Super Tuesday is finally here. Tuesday’s series of primaries may well decide the Democratic and Republican nominees for President. That makes this week an exciting time across the nation, and especially at a school like GW, recently ranked by the Princeton Review as the most politically active campus in the nation. […]


In “Programs Aim to Curb Plagiarism” (Jan 24. 1), The Hatchet misidentified the RefWorks program as EndNote. RefWorks is a tool for organizing research and creating bibliographies, not scanning for instances of plagiarism. In the Snapshot “Sorority Sale” (Jan. 31, p. 2), The Hatchet erroneously stated that the sorority members in the photo were raising […]

Letters to the Editor: Reactions to Coulter’s visit

Coulter criticism well-deserved Sergio Gor’s recent opinion “Coulter criticism undeserved,” (Jan. 31, p. A4) reads like Coulter herself; this is no great surprise. Coulter often misrepresents the positions of liberals, because cartoonish mischaracterizations are easier to attack than real ones. Gor makes the same error when he suggests his opponents are arguing for a monopoly […]

GW Brief: Gelman helps disabled students access library resources

Thanks to a donation and collaboration between Gelman Library and Disability Support Services, blind and visually impaired students can now access resources in the library with more ease. Last month the library held a ribbon cutting ceremony in celebration of its two new assistive technology suites – study rooms that are equipped with speech, scan […]