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.

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, […]

Universities compete in colorful Indian dance competition

Correction appended “Whose house? GDub!” This chant electrified students on Saturday night, not at a basketball game filled with buff and blue, but instead in a crowd of orange, purple and green sequins at Raas Chaos, an Indian dance competition. Cheers from the other eight competing schools followed the GW mantra and bellowed through Lisner […]

More grads seek service corps jobs

Despite a failing economy and a dwindling number of job opportunities, senior Lindsay Toner sees an enticing opportunity for employment when she graduates in May. The marketing major sent in an application to Teach for America, which offers a full salary and benefits in return for teaching two years in U.S. public schools. Toner said […]

University to release more inaugural ball tickets

The University has secured additional space for the GW Inaugural Ball at the Omni Shoreham Hotel on Jan. 20, a University spokeswoman said Friday. GW was able to obtain space in the hotel for at least 750 people on a wait list, spokeswoman Tracy Schario said. She declined to release more details until the University […]

Second-half nosedive seals first men’s basketball loss

AUBURN, Ala. – It all looked so good for the GW men’s basketball team during the first half of its 83-71 loss at Auburn. The Colonials (2-1) were playing the best basketball of their young season, effortlessly breaking down the Tigers’ zone defense and, even better, hitting the resulting three pointers. On the other end, […]

News Analysis: SA falls short of shared vision

Seven months after Student Association President Vishal Aswani and Executive Vice President Kyle Boyer began their tenures as GW’s top student leaders, they have accomplished very few of the goals outlined in their shared vision. The shared vision, distributed over the summer, included a wide range of goals such as the elimination of mandatory J […]

Loss is 14th straight against power conferences

AUBURN, Ala. – The story began encouragingly, its characters bore different identities, but the ending remained the same. The Colonials paid a visit to a team from one of college basketball’s power conferences and left with a tally in the loss column for their troubles. Saturday’s 83-71 lose-from-ahead defeat at Auburn was not last December’s […]