December 4, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 30

Stories from the December 4, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Amanda Crowe: Thurston cameras not a privacy violation

GW is not Big Brother. It’s doubtful that the University is interested in every aspect of students’ lives, watching them tirelessly until they slip up and maybe break a rule. The University and the University Police Department aren’t out to get you into trouble. They’re trying to make your time on campus safer. William Leaf’s […]

Snapshot: Study Hall

Michelle Rattinger/Hatchet photographer Freshmen Nick Cianciaola, Rachel Ganz and Lindsey Orlofsky study in the hall in front of the stacks at Gelman Library. Study space in the library has been in high demand this month due to final exams.

Letters to the Editor

Time is right to build science center I enjoyed reading Lindsey Wajert’s op-ed on the proposed construction of the new GW science center. Her column was well-written, well-reasoned and well-argued. However, I disagree with Ms. Wajert on three basic premises. First of all, despite the shrinking economy, GW remains financially strong, as reported by Lauren […]

Alumna named 2008 CNN Hero

With more than a million votes cast online, GW alumna Liz McCartney was officially named CNN’s “Hero of the Year” for her work helping Hurricane Katrina survivors rebuild their homes. McCartney was among the top 10 vote-getters out of more than 3,700 nominations and was then chosen as the overall winner by a blue ribbon […]

Frank Broomell: Toughen up on study abroad academics

Everyone who goes abroad knows about culture shock, but returning home also offers its own speed bumps. My study abroad program had a re-entry workshop designed to prepare us for when we returned to America. What they didn’t really tell us is that the real culture shock happens not right when your airplane lands, but […]

Past press aides give Obama advice

To help President-elect Barack Obama prepare for his new job and the onslaught of media scrutiny that comes with it, three former White House press officials offered advice on the importance of media relations during a forum at the Jack Morton Auditorium on Monday. Former Gerald Ford press secretary Ron Nessen, former George W. Bush […]

Staff Editorial: A crisis of SA leadership

If you think progress on the never-ending J Street dilemma is ordering comment boxes, then this year’s Student Association has done a terrific job. If you want real, tangible change, SA President Vishal Aswani’s administration has fallen short. This year’s SA is suffering from a lack of leadership. Following on the heels of the largely […]

GW surge not enough to beat Lady Vols

It isn’t March, but the GW women’s basketball team looked like Cinderella Tuesday night. The Colonials showed up prepared to dance with a powerhouse squad that plays above the level they’re used to seeing and as the night wore on, GW hit some magic shots to stay in it. But as is the case with […]

Jake Sherman: What you don’t know can hurt you

Last year, the off-campus fraternity Alpha Pi Epsilon was the target of a major University Police Department shakedown. GW had been looking to stifle the organization for many years, reportedly concerned about students’ well-being during a rigorous and sometimes dangerous pledging process. In a room raid, one officer confiscated a student’s prescribed Xanax, leading to […]