December 8, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 31

Stories from the December 8, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Diplomats defend U.S. abroad

Two U.S. ambassadors to South American countries discussed the fight against anti-Americanism Friday during an event sponsored by the School of Media and Public Affairs. Earl Anthony Wayne and Frank E. Baxter, the ambassadors to Argentina and Uruguay respectively, detailed the ways they have used public diplomacy to improve relations between the United States and […]

Shopping on a budget

With the holiday season finally here, people are feeling the pressure to buy gifts while saving money. The Hatchet spoke with personal shopper Rachel Rosenthal, who works for Rosey’s Urban Style, a personal organizing and shopping company, to gain some insight on how to shop smart. Q: What do you think is the most popular […]

Diggs powers Colonials past American

Wednesday, December 17 Head men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs’s recipe for success against crosstown rival American University was simple: get Rob Diggs the ball. Diggs, who has gotten off to a slow start this season, responded with a season-high 17 points, leading GW to a 63-50 win over AU at the Smith Center. The 2,653 […]

Students honor Mumbai victims

A week after violent terrorist attacks shook Mumbai, India, students gathered in Kogan Plaza Thursday night to honor the victims. During the candlelight vigil, about 50 students prayed, lit candles and shared their thoughts on the attacks. Several student organizations sponsored the event, including Ahimsa, the Sikh Student Association, the Indian Student Association, South Asian […]

Looking for something different? Here are a few ideas.

Charitable gifts The holiday season is also about helping those less fortunate. Below are some places to pick out the perfect gift while benefiting others, too. (PRODUCT) RED A variety of companies like Apple, Converse and Starbucks are donating revenue from certain products, such as the red iPod nano, to benefit AIDS victims in Africa. […]

Planning grows more complex as inauguration nears

With less than a month before Jan. 20, the University is developing complex logistical and security plans in preparation for the presidential inauguration, which is expected to draw millions to the District, but exact measures remain largely uncertain. School officials plan to distribute GWorld cards to all registered overnight guests on campus and to order […]

Sex Column: Seeking acceptance

For most people, sexuality is a pretty basic thing. You’re attracted to men, you’re attracted to women or you’re attracted to men and women. However, gender doesn’t matter to me. I’m all right with blurring or even completely ignoring gender lines, as long as I find the person attractive. The most common term for this […]


In “Univ. hires firm to study arming UPD” (Dec. 4, pg. 1), The Hatchet incorrectly reported that James Lee Witt Associates worked with the University of California. The company has worked with the California State University system.

Vermont downs GW in Honolulu

Sunday, December 28 Judging by the statistics, one might think GW’s men’s basketball game against Vermont in the opener of the Rainbow Classic was close. The Colonials and Catamounts had nearly identical field goal, three-point and free throw percentages, and turned the ball over the same amount of times. Vermont had slight edges in rebounds […]

Tom Braslavsky: Take advantage of the GLN

Ahlan! That’s Arabic for hello. But how would I know? I didn’t have room in my schedule to take the language this year. And I don’t have the time for too much independent language study with school, work and student life. Luckily, this semester I have been able to pursue extracurricular study in my language […]