September 22, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 11

Stories from the September 22, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Teaching in twos

Two heads are better than one, especially in Jill Niebrugge-Brantley and Patricia Lengermann’s classical sociological theory class. The two “team-teach” the class, a rarity at GW. It is unlike the relationship between a teacher’s assistant and a professor. The pair finish each other’s sentences, complement each other’s points and lead discussions together. Niebrugge-Brantley and Lengermann […]

From books to blogs, English dept. breaks the mold

What department at GW is most comfortable using the Internet, blogs and Facebook to connect with its students? Computer science? Wrong. Political communication? Wrong again. It’s the English department. And its chair, professor Jeffrey Cohen, is leading the march to technology. About two years ago, Cohen created the “GW English News” blog, hosted by Google’s […]

Senior officials never discussed hippo phase-out

Administrators rebuffed reports last week that the University was phasing out its unofficial hippo mascot, saying it was never discussed by the senior administration and that the bookstore stopped ordering hippo apparel because of a “misunderstanding.” The Hatchet reported Thursday morning that the University was phasing out the hippo in merchandise and at University events […]

Needling into grandma’s hobby

Knitting is not just for grandmothers anymore. GW students are getting in on it too. Members of Stitch ‘n Bitch, a club on campus that meets Wednesday nights on the fifth floor of the Marvin Center, are making knitting hip again. They chat, laugh, enjoy homemade cupcakes and knit – all part of the mission […]

Univ. to lower debt dependency

A significant portion of the University’s construction costs this year will be paid for by fund raising, as part of an ongoing strategy to reduce the school’s reliance on debt, a vice president said last week. GW will use more than $98 million in gifted money to fund ongoing construction projects this academic year, up […]

G-dub grub

Tired of J Street and missing Momma’s home cooking? Follow these dorm-friendly recipes for a homemade dinner to impress your roommates and friends. No oven? No problem. These recipes are microwaveable. Not only will you be making gourmet food in your room, but you will be reducing energy consumption by two-thirds by not using a […]

College Democrats go door to door for Obama

FAIRFAX, Va. – Dressed in T-shirts reading “Change Begins at GW” and peppered with Obama-Biden campaign pins, about 25 members of the GW College Democrats headed to the D.C. suburbs on Saturday to “turn Virginia blue.” The CDs trekked from house to house, seeking undecided voters who might make the difference for Democratic presidential nominee […]

‘Pizza I’ loses freshman base

Pizza Italia, the well-known freshman hangout across the street from Thurston Hall, is fighting to keep its doors open in light of falling sales, inconvenient construction and the University’s mandatory J Street spending policies, the restaurant’s manager said. Sam Parks, owner of the restaurant on 19th and F streets, said he is worried about the […]

Middle Eastern youth discuss Israeli-Palestinian relations

Web Extra Palestinian and Israeli youth met last Tuesday night in the Marvin Center to discuss a peaceful coexistence that would end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Rami Rabayah, a Palestinian youth leader, said peace would not come from the division of resources between Palestine and Israel. “Making an agreement is not about who gets what,” Rabayah […]

College Republicans target voters in District suburb

ARLINGTON, Va. – The GW College Republicans did not have to work hard to win over resident Monina Nader during their canvassing trip Saturday here. She already displays side-by-side pictures of President George W. Bush and Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain on her refrigerator. But in the battle for votes in the highly contested […]