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.

Staff Editorial: We can make our own résumés, thanks

Students demand a lot of services from GW, but drafting résumés probably isn’t high on the list. Last week, the University announced that it may be reintroducing the co-curricular transcript, tentatively titled GW Portfolio, which would list a student’s extracurricular activities and have the University officially vouch for them. The fact-checking system to verify student […]

Panel debates Obama staff selection

Barack Obama won the election. Now what? Stephen Hess, a professor at the School of Media and Public Affairs, who has been involved in nearly every presidential transition for the past 50 years, is hosting a series of events based on his new book “What Do We Do Now? A Workbook for the President-elect.” The […]

SMHS tackles space problems

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences began construction of more study and lounge space in their library last week, addressing several concerns raised by an accrediting body which placed them on probation last month. Deborah Hudson, assistant vice president of medical communications and marketing at SMHS, said the renovation of Himmelfarb Library was just […]

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 […]