February 25, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 44

Stories from the February 25, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Safety committee set to make changes

A new committee responsible for raising awareness of safety and mental health issues is in the final steps of implementing changes suggested by University President Steven Knapp. These changes, which will add security cameras to University property, is in response to the shootings at Virginia Tech last year. Other measures will include making fire alarms […]

Snapshot: Old Spice

Ben Solomon/senior staff photographer The Spice Girls perform before a sold out audience at the Verizon Center Thursday. The girl pop group formed in London in 1994 and includes, from left to right, Victoria Beckham, Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton and Geri Halliwell.

GW offers global communications degree

A new global communications masters program the University will offer for the first time next fall is likely to generate more than $2 million over the next five years, according to a report presented to the Board of Trustees. The report states that developers designed the masters program after recognizing that communications are essential to […]

Tarek Al-Hariri: Not part of the SA now

Footage from Al-Hariri’s meeting with the Hatchet Editorial Board Name: Tarek Al-Hariri Year: Sophomore Hometown: Washington, D.C. Clubs/Activities: Peace Forum founder, Asian Student Alliance, Muslim Student Association, Multicultural Student Services Center, and father’s architectural and design firm since 2003. Top three platform goals: Bring more money to the SA from outside sponsors and donors so […]

Mac users unable to use iHousing

The University’s online housing application system will pose problems for Apple computer users, a group that accounts for about one-third of GW’s student population. When GW Housing Programs switched from the lottery system to the new iHousing system last year, it did so as a reflection of student desire for an easier, more accessible housing […]

Candidates debate diversity

Student Association presidential candidates addressed issues of diversity and communication at the GW Decision 08 debate hosted by the Multicultural Student Services Center Sunday night. Thirty students attended the event in Funger Hall where panelists – seniors Randall Hudgins and Kelly Leon- – and audience members posed questions to the candidates about how they would […]

Clinton to visit Jack Morton to talk policy

Presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) will deliver a “major” speech about foreign policy in Jack Morton Auditorium Monday, according to a campaign news release issued Sunday evening. Clinton will speak about “strengthening America” at noon in the School of Media and Public Affairs venue, according to the news release. She is also scheduled to […]

Candidate Profile: Kyle Boyer for EVP

Footage from Boyer’s meeting with the Hatchet Editorial Board Student Association Executive Vice Presidential candidate Kyle Boyer said his main goals are to unite GW’s campus and to connect the campus to D.C., if elected. He said GW is D.C.’s premier university and needs to showcase its status. “All we need are student leaders who […]

Slates influence interest in SA

The posters are up, the Facebook group invitations are out, but slates – a former mainstay of GW student government elections – are gone, and the dynamic has changed as fewer candidates campaign for the upcoming general election. Slates had grown to great power over the past several years. Last year, more than 25 students […]

Candidate Profile: Ted O’Neil for EVP

Footage from O’Neil’s meeting with the Hatchet Editorial Board Student Association Sen. Ted O’Neil (ESIA-U) wants to make improving the quality of life for students at the Mount Vernon Campus a top priority, if elected executive vice president, he said. O’Neil, a sophomore, said some of his most important goals include implementing late-night dining hours […]