November 13, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 26

Stories from the November 13, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Donald Parsons: GW’s lost decade

In a welcome departure from past GW practices, the administration, specifically Senior Vice President Robert Chernak of Student and Academic Support Services, has engaged in a continuing public dialogue with faculty over perceived undergraduate admissions woes, indicating that focus may now be returning to academics and to attracting the best students to GW. Faculty concerns […]

Alumnus to represent Puerto Rico in House

Law School graduate Pedro Pierluisi is coming back to the District – but instead of being burdened with books and exams, he is now Puerto Rico’s sole representative in Congress. Pierluisi was elected resident commissioner of Puerto Rico on Nov. 4, a nonvoting position in the House of Representatives. In his four-year term, the commissioner […]

CDs, CRs change plans after election

The post-election shift of power in America is seen not only in the legislative and executive branches of government, but also in GW’s political organizations. When Barack Obama is sworn in this January and Democrats increase their majority in Congress, the College Democrats will have the advantage on campus for the first time in eight […]

Frank Broomell: Don’t waste a single class

Registration is always a bit hectic. From finding classes that will count toward your degree to fitting them around your extracurricular activities, it can be a real pain to get things right. Add in the fact that taking one class over another freshman year can limit your options for minors or double majors down the […]

Students celebrate American Indians

As students ate cranberry sauce and gravy-covered turkey in the Marvin Center Tuesday, the loud beat of a drum heralded a different type of freshman feast. The Red Crooked Sky dance troupe performed several dances and songs at Columbian Square in celebration of Native American History Month. They wore face paint, as well as traditional […]

Consumption and indulgence with Generic

Generic Theater’s production of “The Wild Party” is, indisputably, wildly well done. Once banned in Boston for its scandalous content, the musical, based on a poem by Joseph Moncure March, draws on the notion of overindulgence. “It’s about an eccentric group of people in vaudeville in the 1920s who come together to have a wild […]

Amanda Crowe: Turning the page on textbook options

How would you like it if your professor told you that you didn’t have to buy your textbook? You would skip the long lines at the bookstore. You wouldn’t need to worry about high book prices, nor would you have to figure out what to do with them when the class was finished. But there […]

When images make noise

Behind the metal fence that surrounds a crumbling Bi-Rite Supermarket, the sound of construction work – power drills, sawing, hammering – has been the soundtrack of the Columbia Heights neighborhood for several weeks. Just a few blocks away people filled the streets, shops and cafes, but the area surrounding the old Bi-Rite on 11th and […]

$5 – $10 – $20: An entertainment guide for the cash-strapped college student

If you have $5: Join GW Bands for a free concert, “Purely Presidential,” Thursday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m., in the downstairs lobby of Lisner Auditorium. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. for a pre-concert discussion with Dr. Ben Fritz. If you have $10: Daniel Craig over Sean Connery? Your choice. See “Quantum of Solace” this Friday, […]

Michael Komo: Proposition 8 giant leap backward

On Tuesday night, I celebrated with the majority of the nation as Barack Obama was named president-elect of the United States of America. I experienced enormous pride in our country for electing a pro-equality president and our first African-American president, as well as several other pro-equality members in Congress. But the very next morning my […]