January 28, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 37

Stories from the January 28, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Thumbs Sideways: Not anonymous, but still entertainingSocial networks are both a curse and a gift. The groups Texts from Last Night- FoggyBottom and Overheard at GW have been available on Facebook, giving GW students the ability to share their drunken exploits and stories of public eavesdropping with others over Facebook. We think that the groups […]

Annu Subramanian: Let SMPA stand alone

It’s time that our school does itself a big favor by becoming more efficient. The School of Media and Public Affairs at GW, commonly referred to as SMPA, is a noteworthy institution that has produced numerous successful journalists, media analysts and political figures. SMPA students are assigned advisers who double as their professors. They study […]

Career politician remembers life lessons in wins, losses

Terry McAuliffe, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee and chairman of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential primary campaign, captivated listeners with stories from his long career in politics Monday night in the Marvin Center. At the event hosted by the GW College Democrats, McAuliffe provided students with an insider’s look into running a major political […]

Bradley Dlatt: College students and corporate funds

The up-and-down events of the past few weeks have reminded me why we are so fortunate to live in Washington during this time in history. The United States Supreme Court last week opened the door for political corruption at unprecedented levels by overturning limitations on corporate spending on political ads and elections. The immediate aftermath […]

Nursing department may form separate school

The department of nursing education may be separated from the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and potentially form a new school by July 2011, a University official said on Monday. Jean Johnson, senior associate dean for health sciences, said “the strong and developed” nursing program is well prepared to make the transition. In November, […]

Letters to the Editor

Sustainability suggestions In the recent Hatchet editorial “An opportunity worth seizing” (Jan. 25, p. 4), the editors rightly note that the Office of Sustainability seeks to engage students in its GW Greenhouse Event. While it is true that the Greenhouse Event will ‘end’ on the 29th, the ability to submit ideas will not. The goal […]

Pelham cost reduced by additional $2 million

The University projects that the Pelham Hall renovation project will save an additional $2 million this year, bringing the total cost savings for the project to $12 million, a University administrator said this week. Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz said the working estimate of Pelham Hall – the new state-of-the-art residence hall on […]

Experts on culture, national disasters discuss Haiti’s reconstruction

Web Exclusive Five specialists on Haitian history, tradition, politics, and natural disasters discussed Monday the importance of involving the Haitian people in the reconstruction of their country in the wake of the devastating earthquake earlier this month. “This is an opportunity to return integrity to the Haitian population. They need to feel as though they […]

Institute of Peace to move to new Foggy Bottom building

New buildings and ones under construction have been a common sight in Foggy Bottom over the past decade. Now, one project promises to add peace to the neighborhood. Currently, the United States Institute of Peace – a national organization designed to prevent international violence and promote post-conflict stability – operates out of a rented office […]