December 3, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 30

Stories from the December 3, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Residents fear loss of all-female dorm

Correction appended For sophomore Samah Kabir, her residence hall is more than a place to sleep, study and unwind with friends – it is also her home, the only place where she can remove her hijab, a traditional Muslim head scarf, without betraying her values and religion. Kabir, who is Muslim, is one of many […]

Early decision to become more selective after surge in applications

Despite a dramatic increase in early decision applications, a top admissions official estimated Monday that the University will admit the same number of early applicants as last year, making the incoming early decision process substantially more selective. Kathryn Napper, executive dean of Undergraduate Admissions, said despite a 24 percent increase in Early Decision I applications, […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Book signing featuring Moroccan ambassador Ambassador Aziz Mekouar will join author Anouar Majid, director of the Center for Global Humanities, who will sign copies of his new book. Elliott School room 602 | 4 to 6 p.m. Friday World AIDS Day event Learn more about AIDS and HIV/AIDS protection while making your own safe-sex […]

At basketball game, presidential visit is focal point

Foggy Bottom was fairly quiet last week for Thanksgiving break, but while many students returned home, campus hosted some surprise visitors – President Obama and his family, wife Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha – who attended the men’s basketball game against Oregon State Saturday at the Smith Center. The first family, along with the […]

Staff Editorial: Vote down constitution changes

Today, vote no on the proposed SA constitution. As many students probably do not know, there will be a vote today on the Student Association’s new constitution. The SA Senate passed the constitution with a significant majority, but now the decision to implement it rests with the student body. Unfortunately, the constitution is demonstrative of […]

Chertoff discusses emergency planning

Michael Chertoff, former secretary of Homeland Security and co-author of the USA Patriot Act, encouraged nations to work together to combat terrorism and natural disasters during a conference hosted by the University Tuesday. Chertoff was the keynote speaker at the third annual Homeland Security Workshop where this year’s topic was emergency preparedness and crisis management. […]

Yogin Kothari: The freshman five

A few weeks ago, The Hatchet profiled the new freshmen on the men’s basketball team in an article titled “Super six.” In that story, head coach Karl Hobbs stated that his goal this season was to “reestablish the excitement of GW basketball,” with the six new freshmen having an immediate impact on the team. Besides […]

Phi Kappa Psi suspended

The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity has been temporarily suspended, after the University received an anonymous tip last month accusing the organization of hazing. Tara Pereira, assistant dean of students and director of Student Judicial Services, said the University is in the process of conducting an investigation into the alleged hazing, but declined to answer additional […]

Lyndsey Wajert: Steps for seeking help

This is the author’s second column detailing the rise of mental health issues among college students and what resources schools across the country have provided to address the problem. Imagine returning to your residence hall after Thanksgiving break to find your roommate in tears over a breakup with her high school boyfriend of three years. […]