September 25, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 12

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

Campus Calendar

Thursday LGBTQ Graduate Student Welcome Back Celebrate the start of a new year of graduate school with an Allied in Pride happy hour! 6 p.m. The Science Club, 1136 19th St., N.W. Friday How Do I Become A Hollywood Screenwriter? Learn how to become a Hollywood screenwriter with tips from 1993 alumnus Jason Filardi, author […]

Committee seeks speaker nominations

A new committee to find keynote Commencement speakers began requesting nominations this week, in an effort to give the GW community a larger role in the traditionally secretive process. University President Steven Knapp formed the committee this spring, after several years of controversy surrounding the selection of the speaker. Though students were able to suggest […]

Tightening GW’s belt a notch

Money is on everyone’s minds these days. Amid failures and bailouts, Wall Street woes and penny pinching all around, there was some good news on the campus front when The Hatchet reported Monday that GW is finally moving away from funding its many building projects with debt (“Univ. to lower debt dependency,” p. 1). Before […]

Staff Editorial: MBA program has the right idea

GW’s top-40 Business School’s MBA program is gambling that students want a quality education based in ethics and globalization. Last week, the Business School announced that it has revamped its entire MBA curriculum to include an emphasis on ethics in business throughout the syllabus. The move is a gutsy one with a potential downside in […]

GW Hot Spots

If you are looking to run into friends you haven’t seen since you lived in Thurston, check out these weekly specials that typically draw many of your fellow students. Monday: Froggy Bottom Pub 2142 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. 4 p.m. to close $5.95 pitchers of Bud 1/2 price pizza Tuesday: McFadden’s 2401 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. after […]

Letter to the Editor: Slice of ignorance

Slice of ignorance I was deeply offended by the Slice of Life column (“Got drunk? Who’s to blame?” Sept. 22, p. 6). If the author wanted to write a piece comparing drinking habits in Europe to binging on U.S. campuses, blaming rape victims seems a rather odd and inappropriate way to do it. When will […]

Melissa Meyer: Keeping GW quirky

Apparently the hippo never was in any real danger, but the outburst of support for the beloved water mammal last week showed exactly what it means to the entire GW community, both in Foggy Bottom and scattered around the country. The hippo is but a small figure in the larger picture of GW, yet its […]

Bloggers discuss state of journalism at Jack Morton

Web Extra Bloggers gathered in the Jack Morton Auditorium Wednesday night to debate the quality of their journalism. The panelists from, National Review Online, The American Spectator and Barron’s agreed that the credibility of blogs varied widely. Now that millions of Americans read and comment on political blogs, the assembled bloggers said people should […]

Women’s soccer grabs third straight win

For three years, Kerry Philbin has been one of the top offensive players on GW’s women’s soccer team. This season, she had yet to find the back of the net – but she picked a pretty good time to break that drought on Tuesday. Philbin tallied the game’s only score with four minutes left to […]