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.

Clinton strategist Mark Penn addresses GSPM gathering

Tuesday, December 9 The way political campaigns communicate with the masses is rapidly changing, former Hillary Clinton strategist Mark Penn told a group of GW students and public relations professionals Tuesday evening. “Everything is going to be different,” said Penn, who is also the chief executive officer of Burson-Marsteller, a global public relations firm. “I […]

Snapshot: Holiday Harmony

Jonathan Ewing/Hatchet photographer The Sirens a capella group perform in holiday attire at their winter concert Thursday afternoon in the Marvin Center Amphitheater.

GW falls to Rutgers for third time in two years

Monday, December 29 PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The beginning of GW’s meeting with No. 15/14 Rutgers (AP/USA Today) Monday night played out like a cliché underdog story, the less heralded visitors trading blows with their nationally-ranked hosts, familiar nemeses that bested them twice a season prior. The climax came when three-pointers by seniors Antelia Parrish and […]

Medical School dean outlines plan to remove probation

Saturday, December 13 The dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences outlined a plan to bring his school back into good standing with its accrediting body during a Faculty Senate meeting on Friday afternoon. The Liaison Committee on Medical Education, a medical school accreditor, placed the school on probation in mid-October – making […]

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 […]