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.

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, […]

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 […]