February 7, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 39

Stories from the February 7, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

David Ceasar: Devolution of dining

In recent weeks, Student Association leaders have lobbied the administration to diminish the unpopular mandatory minimum spending at J Street. Both sides have been in serious discussions about how to balance Sodexho’s financial needs to operate at GW and the appeasement of student concerns. The crux of the supply-and-demand problem lies in the quality of […]

Tour guides stop showing Thurston Hall to visitors

Few buildings on campus carry a more infamous name than Thurston Hall. Until recently, prospective students could experience their first taste of the 1,100-student, freshman dorm as part of GW’s STAR Tour Program, but frequent problems encountered in touring the residence hall have led to its elimination as a tour stop. Kathryn Napper, dean of […]

Board of Trustees should promote affordability

As the Board of Trustees’ first meeting of 2008 approaches, several lingering issues remain at hand. This page hopes that this meeting gives University President Steven Knapp a chance to illustrate how his ideas will move from proposals into reality. The Board must confirm the student fee increase as voted on by about 3,000 students […]

Protesters oppose FARC

Membership in a Facebook group was the catalyst that brought more than 1,500 students, families and activists together to rally against a violent Colombian terrorist organization, in the District’s Freedom Plaza Monday as part of a worldwide day of protest. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, better known by the name’s Spanish-language equivalent, FARC, is […]

Letters to the Editor

Criticism requires attendance Reading the critical letters to the editor regarding Ann Coulter’s appearance at GW this Saturday makes me wonder if these students have ever bothered to actually listen to a conservative speaker. Instead, these leftists try to repress the conservative voice on campus because they are afraid of having a real debate that […]

SA candidates emerge

It’s that time of year again. With the temperature on the rise outside, the race for spots in the Student Association’s executive branch is heating up as six candidates begin their runs for SA president and executive vice president. This year’s field of presidential candidates includes GW Peace Forum President Tarek Al-Hariri, SA Sens. Vishal […]

Alex Eisner: Focus on issues, not just words

There are fewer arguments more infuriating than those where an opponent refuses to even acknowledge, much less legitimately challenge, your beliefs. That’s exactly what the liberals on this campus are doing to Ann Coulter and it’s simply unacceptable. Coulter’s comments are admittedly inflammatory; however her means of expression do not discount her views. More often […]

Crime Log

Assault 2/2/08 – Guthridge Hall – 8:45 p.m. – case open The Metropolitan Police Department responded to a complaint from a student in the residence hall. She said a female individual had come to her room and aggressively banged on the door. When the owner of the room opened the door, the suspect pushed her […]

Bolton criticizes North Korea

Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton discussed the politics of nuclear proliferation and his new book, “Surrender is Not an Option,” with 20 GW students, journalists and members of the public during GW’s Security First Foreign Policy Roundtable at Hotel Lombardy. Bolton, who served as the United States’ representative to the United Nations from 2005 […]