October 6, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 16

Stories from the October 6, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: A community space for the Marvin Center fifth floor

A WOW! Wingery and the Fishbowl have been removed from campus and the Hippodrome is on its way out, students require a new area to make up for this loss of community space. Filling that void would typically be difficult, but there is currently an unused space that could be revamped to resolve this loss […]

Sam Collins: The importance of drawing more District students

Diversity of cultures and perspectives is of the utmost importance to the University. Efforts to boost campus diversity, overseen by the Diversity and Inclusion Initiative, have led to a 3 percent rise in minority faculty. But despite this effort, one important voice is missing: the local one. Less than 1 percent of the student body […]

Rory Silver: Hateful messages have no place in an important dialogue

Mr. Horowitz’s full-page ad in The Hatchet (Sept. 28, page 6) is an unwelcome addition to the campus discourse on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and is far from representative of the views of Jewish and pro-Israel students on campus. The advertisement, which appeared in many other campus and national newspapers across the country, does not explicitly […]

Trustee turns to Twitter to recruit

Omar Woodard turned to social media last week to fill his soon-to-expire recent alumni seat on the Board of Trustees. The social media listings received more than double the nine responses garnered by an e-mail blast by the GW Alumni Association. “If you have finished any degree at #GWU (law, medical, grad,etc) in the last […]

Letter to the Editor: In response to the David Horowitz advertisement

On April 14, 2008, The GW Hatchet published an ad by the David Horowitz Freedom Center alleging that the Muslim Student Association had ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, causing a campus-wide uproar. Just one week later, the then-editor in chief promised the paper would create “a revamped policy [of] more stringent guidelines for advertisements,” because, […]

Knapp prepares for strategic plan

University President Steven Knapp emphasized the year-long development of a strategic plan as an outline for GW’s academic and financial future in an annual gathering of faculty Tuesday. Knapp, who is in his fifth year as president, looked toward two upcoming milestones – the 100th anniversary of GW’s presence on Foggy Bottom in 2012 and […]

Senate confirms new freshman senators

The Student Association Senate welcomed three new freshman senators at its meeting Monday night. Ryan Melcher, Kai Neander and Chase Hardin – all enrolled in the Elliott School of International Affairs – were selected from a pool of 50 applicants this year. The three students were selected by a leadership committee, headed by President Pro […]

University to trim graduation speaker pool

Fifty candidates are in the pool of possible commencement speakers, and the list is still growing, a senior University official said. Lorraine Voles, the vice president for external relations, said the committee will start narrowing down the list at its first meeting next week. Last year, it worked with 30 suggestions from students and faculty. […]

Benjamin Krimmel: Get over the cell phone obsession

Twenty years ago, “Seinfeld” character George Costanza angrily marveled at the long wait he suffered to make a call at a Chinese restaurant. “I just can’t believe the way people are. What is with humanity? What kind of world do we live in?” He shouted during his tirade. Today, that frustration wouldn’t even cross his […]

City liaison to meet with local residents

The mayor’s office is extending its outreach to Foggy Bottom residents through meetings with a Ward 2 coordinator whose job it will be to field complaints and concerns back to D.C.’s agencies. James Bulger, the Ward 2 liaison for the mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Engagement, said the aims of the meetings are to boost engagement […]