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.

SMPA event examines international broadcasting future

The Public Diplomacy Council and the School of Media and Public Affairs sponsored an open forum titled “International Broadcasting: The Public Diplomacy Challenge” Thursday in SMPA’s Jack Morton Auditorium. Two panels of international broadcasting and public affairs experts spoke at the event, fielding questions from a packed room of 150 journalists and scholars. The panel […]

No. 1 Maryland tops GW

COLLEGE PARK, Md.- No. 1 Maryland managed 70 shots from the floor and held the No. 25 GW women’s basketball team to five scorers. In 40 minutes, Maryland showed why it’s unanimously the No. 1 team in the country. Crystal Langhorne, a pre-season All-American, took advantage of every hole in the No. 25 GW women’s […]

WEB UPDATE: Court denies GW’s appeal in adjunct faculty union suit

Posted Wednesday, Nov. 29, 6:43 p.m. The GW administration was handed another legal defeat this week in the ongoing dispute over part-time faculty unionization. Less than two weeks after a U.S. Court of Appeals heard GW’s case against the creation of a part-time faculty union, the court denied the appeal and ruled that the University […]

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 […]