November 20, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 27

Stories from the November 20, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

WEB EXTRA: University prof, Trachtenberg, discuss student activism

University Professor Peter Caws discussed the state of American democracy and the importance of education in the modern political system at an event in the Marvin Center Wednesday. About 200 people attended the speech, which focused largely on the differences between modern politics and the original intentions set forth by the founding fathers. Caws, a […]

Court of Appeals hears GW case against part-time professors union

The University’s appeal to prevent the creation of an adjunct professor’s union was heard by a three-judge U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. Friday. The University is appealing a vote by the faculty to create the union, arguing that some faculty members were not given an opportunity to participate in the 2004 vote. The National […]

Anxiety grows around teen net use

A real and dramatic difference is emerging in how teenagers handle personal relationships compared to adults in their late 20s, transforming the social lives of teens and often bewildering their elders. For the younger crowd, online time is steadily supplanting personal contact with friends. A recent Nielson/NetRatings study documented a 24 percent rise in Web […]

WEB EXTRA: “The Fountain”

Part of a quest to find career revitalization, The Fountain is the story of a once acclaimed director trying to return to relevance in the film world after an extended hiatus. Darren Aronofsky’s new film is the story of a man trying to save his wife from different forms of spreading infection jumping in context […]

GW offers free lung-function testing

As part of the 30th Annual Great American Smokeout, the GW Cancer Institute, Medical Center, Hospital and Medical Faculty Associates partnered last Thursday to offer a free one-second lung function test outside the Foggy Bottom Metro station. The pulmonary function test helps to detect lung disease before symptoms appear simply by blowing into a device […]

Stine Bauer Dahlberg: You can’t put a number to a face

“I got a bad grade because my professor hates me.” Students sometimes moan like this to explain a terrible performance on a paper, test, quiz or report. Often, they are simply covering up a poor effort. Sometimes, however, a faculty member may show some bias in grading. What if you did not have to put […]

Frat brothers lash back at ‘Borat’

It is never a good idea to get drunk and then appear on camera. Three fraternity brothers from the University of South Carolina learned this lesson the hard way after their drunken ramblings were shown in the film “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America Make Benefit for Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.” In the film, which hit […]

Bookstore to host holiday book drive

Beginning Nov. 30, the GW bookstore will launch a holiday book drive for Books From The Heart, an initiative of the national non-profit organization The Heart of America Foundation. The program’s goal is to find books that aren’t being used and make sure they find their way to those in need, especially poor children and […]

Staff Editorial: Settle SA electoral issues early

Each year, bickering and lack of consensus on planning for upcoming Student Association elections seem to dominate much of the SA’s time and effort during the spring semester. This year, the Senate has started early, passing a resolution on the rules for next semester’s election. While there are still some technical issues to be worked […]

WEB UPDATE: Providence ends GW’s 22-game streak

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Nov. 26 – Providence College freshman Ray Hall barely figured into the GW men’s basketball team’s game plan. The freshmen center, who averages 1.1 points per game, played just two minutes before halftime. But the 6-foot-11 center effectively ended the Colonials’ nation-leading 22-game regular season winning streak in XX minutes at Dunkin’ Donuts […]