March 12, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 48

Stories from the March 12, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

CCAS faculty to vote on fewer GCRs

Faculty members in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences will soon vote on a proposal that could significantly reduce the school’s course requirements, administrators said this week. New measures being proposed could decrease the school’s number of required classes, offer new courses and restructure existing ones. Faculty members in CCAS are expected to vote […]

Lamar Thorpe: Race dialogue is critical

I agree with Mr. Alex Shoucair (“Race dialogue unnecessary,” Mar. 9, p. 4) that in recent years we have had a campus “racial controversy” that has been exploited to stir problems rather than create solutions. However, and I’m not one to agree with The Hatchet often, but on “Bridging the Gap” (Feb. 26, p. 1), […]

Student Association senate postpones election

The Student Association senate voted Tuesday to postpone the SA presidential runoff election until after spring break to give the election’s oversight body time to review a series of campaign violations on Wednesday night. The election between SA Sen. Julie Bindelglass, CCAS-U, and SA Executive Vice President Kyle Boyer was previously scheduled to take place […]

Frank Broomell: Jealous of Jersey

Web Extra Ok, I get it. People at GW do not like New Jersey. They say it is dirty, that it smells or both. I would not want to go swimming in Atlantic City either. And yes, in the north the turnpike does go right by an oil refinery, but contrary to popular belief that […]

Obama, Holder to speak at ceremony in Lisner Friday

President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder will speak on Friday at Holder’s Installation Ceremony in Lisner Auditorium on campus, a Department of Justice news release said Wednesday afternoon.

Kvancz says Hobbs will stay

Head men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs will return next year, GW’s director of athletics told The Hatchet on Tuesday. “Karl Hobbs will be the coach next year. He understands what is expected – his expectations might even be higher than mine,” Jack Kvancz said. In the past several weeks, there has been a growing sentiment […]

Tom Braslavsky: Spring break safety

Web Extra For a few months this year, I was contemplating going on an all-inclusive spring break trip to Cancun. With the economy down, package prices were relatively cheap and I thought it would be really nice to go somewhere fun with my new college friends. I imagined the real spring break experience: beach, sun […]

Students propose smoking ban

A group of graduate students is lobbying administrators to ban smoking on all University-owned property, but it remains unclear exactly where GW would be allowed to enforce the ban. Campus for Clean Air, an unofficial student organization created by three graduate students in the School of Public Health and Health Services, is leading the push […]

Panel stresses studies in humanities

Web Extra More students should study subjects like law, literature and history, stressed a panel of University administrators, philanthropists and a Supreme Court justice Monday evening in the Jack Morton Auditorium. Members of Congress, GW faculty and other academic leaders gathered to hear the panelists discuss the challenges facing the humanities – the overarching field […]