November 10, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 25

Stories from the November 10, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Rating our professors

With fall classes less than a month from being over, everyone is already busy signing up for next semester’s courses. Wouldn’t it be nice if you had known what you were getting into for this semester in that one class you hate? Or if you could see what you’re signing up for this spring? Each […]

Snapshot: Capitol Camp

Tyler Somes/Hatchet photographer Demonstrators painted tents with peaceful images on the National Mall Saturday afternoon to raise awareness about the genocide in Darfur.

Tom Braslavsky: Less is more

In case you missed it, The Hatchet reported a couple weeks ago that GW is no longer the most expensive school in the nation. According to the consulting firm Cambridge Associates, we are actually third on the list, which factors in tuition plus all other required costs for a new student at each school. As […]

Julie Verratti: Don’t vote on my marriage

The evening of Nov. 4, 2008, was exhilarating. I stood with thousands of people in San Francisco celebrating the election of this country’s first African-American president. The emotion I felt overwhelmed me with a sense of justice, pride and redemption. The next morning I felt devastated because I woke up to the news that 52 […]

Stephen Glatter: The path toward unity

On Nov. 4, 2008, Barack Obama achieved the impossible – he united GW. Okay, so the 20 percent of campus who opposed him or didn’t care probably felt left out, but by our standards of unity, it was quite the accomplishment. After Obama was announced as the victor, scores of GW students poured into the […]

UPD gets mobile command unit

The University Police Department will soon deploy a mobile command unit vehicle to help them more effectively respond to incidents on campus, the department chief said last week. Mobile command units, which are van-sized and tall enough to stand inside, are used by many campus police departments to house various tools and resources in order […]

Letters to the Editor

Support for nonvoting argument Kudos to Bill Flanigen for his interesting and provocative piece on nonvoting (“I didn’t vote. Leave me alone.” Nov. 6, p. 4). Seeking to dispel the widely held notion that voting is an obligatory civic duty, he makes a cogent case in favor of those who believe that not voting is […]

Administrators plan to map volunteerism

GW students, faculty and staff performed more than 52,000 hours of community service in the District last year, and University officials are brainstorming ideas for a database that maps such volunteerism in the area. Administrators plan to create a comprehensive program that will combine data to produce a map showing where GW has engaged in […]

Elliott School alum becomes U.S. ambassador to NATO

A graduate of the Elliott School of International Affairs was named the 19th U.S. ambassador to NATO this month. Kurt Volker, a 1987 graduate of Elliott School’s graduate program, said he attributes much of his success to the experiences he had while at GW. “I chose George Washington University for my master’s degree because I […]

Coca-Cola executive to teach at GSPM next semester

One of Coca-Cola’s highest-ranking officials is slated to join the faculty at the Graduate School of Political Management next semester. Thomas Mattia, a senior vice president of worldwide public affairs and communications at Coca-Cola, will retire from his post and begin teaching a course at GW on management and crisis communications as part of the […]