November 24, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 29

Stories from the November 24, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Campus Calendar

Monday Turkey Bowl Celebrate Thanksgiving with a strike. Bowl at the Marvin Center and receive shoes, bowling games, pie and unlimited plates of turkey for $5. 6 p.m. Hippodrome South Caucasus: A Year of Ballots and Bullets Come hear an analysis of the Armenian election process. 12:30 p.m. 1957 E Street, Room 601M Tuesday The […]

Business professors debate tenure rules

The School of Business failed to pass a proposal for the third time last month that would fundamentally change the way professors receive tenure and promotions in the school – amid a growing debate over the requisite standards needed for advancement. Professors seeking promotion or tenure in the business school currently apply through their department. […]

Area student leaders meet to discuss campus issues

Student government leaders from GW, George Mason, American and Marymount gathered in Phillips Hall Saturday to brainstorm ways to address campus dining options and disparities in academic advising. In addition to highlighting the nearly universal problems on college campuses, the monthly D.C. Metropolitan University Student Alliance meeting also revealed that progress toward a student Metro […]

Knapp meets with alumni on trip to Eastern Asia

University President Steven Knapp and his wife Diane returned from Asia last Monday where they spent more than a week meeting with alumni. The pair made stops in Tokyo, Singapore and Bangkok, Thailand, as part of an ongoing effort by the president to strengthen connections with alumni. For many GW graduates, the University’s D.C. location […]

Staff Editorial: Happy turkey, sad turkey

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Here’s The Hatchet’s monthly wrap-up of what we’re thankful and not so thankful for. Sad turkey: GW soccer and basketball lose GW’s men’s soccer team missed out on the playoffs with a 2-1 loss to St. Bonaventure on Nov. 8, despite a good season and the emergence of […]

Letters to the Editor

Non-Division 1 football team wouldn’t work Lucas Hagerty’s article “Give GW a football team” (Nov. 17, p. 4) addresses the idea of not having a Division 1 football team, to help reduce the costs associated with football. That would be a nice idea, if the NCAA didn’t mandate against playing at a lower level in […]

Lyndsey Wajert: Checking the state of the Pequod

GW’s “Great White Whale” has resurfaced. Professor Donald Parsons was right when he compared the University’s pursuit of a significant new science and engineering complex to Captain Ahab’s tragic hunting of the elusive white whale (“GW’s Great White Whale,” May 19, p. 4) – and before the ship embarks on another phase of its pursuit […]

Sex Column: Satisfying mind and body

There Matt goes again. He’s closed the door, turned the fan on and flushed the condom down the toilet. It’s his normal routine. And here I go again. Every time Matt palms my ass with his hand and yanks the ends of my hair, I moan a generic “baby” so I don’t screw up his […]

Dolores Stafford: UPD is committed to professionalism

As I read the editorial in The Hatchet Nov. 17 regarding the public hearing for reaccreditation process, I was pleased that the editors encouraged people to come out and “have their voices heard” about the performance of the University Police Department (“Concerns about UPD? Be involved in the process,” p. 4). While the reaccreditation process […]

Slice of Life: GW professor Merve Kavakci: A modern-day Pilgrim

At first glance, professor Merve Kavakci doesn’t appear to have much in common with the Pilgrims. She is a Turkish Muslim, not an English Puritan. And instead of landing at Plymouth Rock in the Mayflower, she landed at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in a jumbo jet. But like the Pilgrims we celebrate this week, Kavakci, […]