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.

“Juno”: not just a city in Alaska

From her kitchen in Minneapolis, Diablo Cody – blogger, college graduate and former stripper – was skeptical when a man claiming to be a Hollywood producer told her she was funny and should write a screenplay. “Initially I was like, yeah right, who is this guy?” laughs Cody at a recent screening of her film, […]

4-RIDE van causes crash

A 4-RIDE van carrying two students crashed into another vehicle on 23rd Street early Tuesday morning. The van crashed immediately after picking up two students at Ivory Tower while making a U-turn on 23rd Street, said seniors Mark Doumba and Jeremiah Burke, the passengers. There were no injuries reported. “He had just picked us up […]

Administrators disappointed with inauguration turnout

Despite high turnout from alumni and dignitaries, University officials and alumni said they are disappointed more students did not attend the inauguration celebration for University President Steven Knapp. The weeklong event, which ended Nov. 17, was intended to commemorate GW’s 16th president and his vision for the University. It included separate days devoted to community […]

University paid Trachtenberg more than $700,000

Former University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg received more than $700,000 in salary and benefits last year – the second-highest salary in the District and the 42nd-highest of private institutions in the nation for the 2005-2006 fiscal year – according to a Chronicle of Higher Education survey released this month. The Chronicle analysis compiled the salaries […]

SA Note: Graduate students get special representation in the SA

The Student Association senate passed a bill on Tuesday night that will give graduate students special representation in the SA. Spearheaded by SA senators Chris Bruno (Law) and Katie Santo (CCAS-G), the bill creates a standing committee composed of all graduate senators in the senate. The mission of the graduate affairs committee is to deal […]

HellWell opens to public

The D.C. Zoning Commission unanimously approved plans to open Lerner Health and Wellness Center to a limited number of alumni and Foggy Bottom community members. The expanded membership includes 250 passes for area alumni and 50 for local residents. University and city officials expect the new arrangement to go into effect in early 2008, unless […]


In “Program for teen reporters expands” (Nov. 19, p. A1), The Hatchet mistakenly reported that high school journalism teacher J.D. DiMattio worked with Prime Movers to convince the school to support a journalism program. Prime Movers was not involved in this process. In “Endowment gets a failing grade,” (Nov. 19, p. A1). The Hatchet misspelled […]

Adjunct faculty finalize contract

Following months of negotiations with the University, the adjunct faculty union is set to distribute a contract concerning job security, promotions and salaries by mid-December, a union leader said. Kip Lornell, who is both a union leader and an adjunct music professor, said he is confident the part-time faculty will approve the contract. “We would […]

Living a life of slapstick comedy

Steve Martin has been a top comedian for more than 30 years, a feat, that by his own admission, he achieved without any sort of talent. “I consider my whole career a workaround,” he told an adoring crowd at Lisner Auditorium Tuesday night. The star of such popular comedies including “The Jerk,” “Three Amigos” and […]

Crime Log

Liquor Law Violation 11/19/07 – Fulbright Hall – 9 p.m. – case closed University Police Department officers responded to a noise complaint at a room in Fulbright. Upon entering, officers observed a group of students drinking alcohol out of red plastic cups. All 21 occupants of the room were underage, and after assessment, none needed […]