September 29, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 13

Stories from the September 29, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Joe Laliberte: Stopping the smart phone invasion

To: All BlackBerry and iPhone users at GW From: Those of us who do not have a BlackBerry or iPhone Subject: STOP! Your iPhone or BlackBerry might be in your pocket or on the table in front of you as you read this. Please, put it out of arm’s reach for the next two minutes. […]

Negroponte talks Iraq

Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte addressed the state of U.S. involvement in Iraq in an event hosted by The Middle East Policy Forum at the Elliott School of International Affairs on Thursday. During his lecture Negroponte discussed U.S. progress in stabilizing Iraq and the Iraqi government’s progress in establishing a multi-ethnic government. He praised […]

Former professor sues University

A former professor of anesthesiology at the GW Medical Center is suing the University in federal court for $2 million over allegations of gender and retaliatory discrimination. Dina Soliman, who was an assistant professor for anesthesiology and critical care medicine, said several of her superiors in the Anesthesiology Department unfairly discriminated against her between 1998 […]

Letters to the Editor

Make a misstep into an opportunity Plenty of people are writing in to tell you how offended they are by the “Slice of Life” column in the Life section titled “Got Drunk? Who’s to Blame” (Sept. 22, p. 6)? They should be. I am also deeply offended by the author’s insinuation that sexual assault or […]

Stadler keeps record pace, powers GW comeback

It was starting to look like “one of those games.” Late in the first half, after conceding a goal and squandering scoring chances, the men’s soccer team (4-2-1) needed to bolster its attack Saturday at Mount St. Mary’s. Lucky thing that head coach George Lidster had an ace in the hole. Returning to the field […]

GW officials: Let’s be good neighbors

One of the great benefits of attending The George Washington University is its location in the Foggy Bottom/West End and Foxhall communities. We enjoy numerous cultural activities as well as excellent shopping, restaurants and entertainment opportunities. The George Washington University is committed to being a good neighbor in our community. The University Police Department, the […]

Water polo wins 11-9, then loses by same score

After the conclusion of an out-of-conference season that saw GW’s men’s water polo team lose their national ranking, the Colonials (6-7) fell to 1-2 in the Collegiate Water Polo Association’s Southern Division after splitting two matches this weekend. GW followed an 11-9 win against Bucknell Friday with an 11-9 loss to 19th-ranked Princeton Sunday at […]

Staff Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Thumbs Up: EMeRG ambulance finally in action After several years waiting for approvals and certifications, GW’s EMeRG student volunteers will get to use their ambulance. This should enhance the service they can provide the University, especially since transportation to GW Hospital will now be free for students. Congratulations to EMeRG, UPD and Rafael Sa’adah, assistant […]

Women’s soccer drops openers

The GW women’s soccer lost on the road Sunday, falling 2-0 to La Salle in their second straight conference loss. The team, coming off a loss against Fordham Friday in their Atlantic 10 opener, took 11 shots on goal but could not put the ball into the back of the net. “We just didn’t capitalize […]

Officials question double majors

About 15 percent of GW students pursue a double major, a growing trend nationwide, but several administrators say the practice has few benefits after college. The number of students double majoring in America has risen 85 percent in the past 10 years, according to statistics reported by the Los Angeles Times in June. Cheryl Beil, […]