November 29, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 28

Stories from the November 29, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Thumbs Up: Faculty union progress After years of intense legal battles and University politics, the adjunct faculty union is well on its way to having a working contract addressing job security and salaries. As of now GW relies on 1,502 part-time faculty members, not all the prominent government officials or the prized journalists the University […]

GW finds struggles early

HARRISONBURG, Va., Nov. 27 — Over the past couple of seasons, GW women’s basketball coach Joe McKeown has talked about how he no longer wants his team to be giant killers but instead be the giant. Against James Madison University Tuesday night, that was the case – but it backfired. This time, the Dukes were […]

Brendan Polmer: The Post-Thanksgiving meltdown

We have all had our post-break, awkward small-talk elevator rides as we run into friends we haven’t seen since before everyone left for Thanksgiving. You know, the whole “Heeeey! What’s up? How was your break? Relaxing? Yeah, me too.” Sure, it was good to get away from school for a few days, but while I […]

Colonials fall to top-ranked UCLA

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28 – If it is any consolation for the 2-2 GW men’s basketball team, it kept close with the No. 1 team in the country for 20 minutes. But as the game progressed and the University of California-Los Angeles pulled away for a 83-60 win in front of 9,691 here at Pauley […]

Sri Lankan and British artist M.I.A. mixes it up in D.C.

Worshipped by hipsters, M.I.A., the daughter of a terrorist and a genre-defying artist, has set the standards for edginess and fun ever since she first hit the music scene. Her sophomore album, “Kala” (Interscope), set the bar even higher. After her first album, “Arular,” she was a well-established artist, and she could have hired any […]

California Notebook: At Pauley, success is hard to ignore

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28 – From the moment opposing teams walk into the University of California-Los Angeles’ Pauley Pavilion, they are barraged with reminders that they are entering the home of not only the best team in college basketball, but also the home of the best teams to ever play in the NCAA. Before the […]

The many stages of Bob Dylan

“I’m Not There” (The Weinstein Company) is an incredible film that draws beautiful narrative circles around the perimeter of its central character without ever letting the viewer inside to meet the real Bob Dylan. The flawless Cate Blanchett leads a stellar cast in this nontraditional film, which uses six distinct actors to portray different stages […]

GW Brief: Car flees scene of armed robbery and crashes, two arrested

A car fleeing the scene of an armed robbery crashed across the street from Mitchell Hall Saturday night, according to police reports. The vehicle, a white Ford Thunderbird, ran over two parking meters and snapped a small tree in half before crashing into several planters owned by the General Services Administration, a government agency, a […]

Bar Belle: Bourbon

With all the mashed potatoes, turkey, stuffing, bean casserole and pumpkin pie stuck in my stomach from Thanksgiving, I wasn’t sure if alcohol would be able to affect my blood for the next month. Yet as luck would have it, another birthday rose to the occasion this past weekend and I knew I would have […]