September 28, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 13

Stories from the September 28, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Yogin Kothari: An arena worth the investment

The end of September is just days away and we’ve all pretty much gotten back into school mode. Classes are boring, Gelman is overcrowded and every professor seems to think that his or her class is the only class we take (and care about). But this year is different because of the phase of renovations […]

Matt Ingoglia: Make Blackboard mandatory

How many times has something like this happened to you? You wake up one morning feeling absolutely awful – some illness has hit you like a ton of bricks – and there’s no way you can even get out of bed, let alone make it to your classes. Though you’re terrified it might be swine […]

Letters to the Editor

Risking our health Prior to the start of a recent class, a bunch of us were chatting about how many people we knew who had become ill recently. Once the professor arrived, she asked, “Is it the swine flu?” None of us could answer her question. Why is the University not testing for H1N1 flu? […]

A slice of Seoul

Soo Na Son makes the finishing touches to her outfit before going out on a weekend night. She meets up with her friends, hails a cab and tells the driver where to go for their nighttime destination. But Son, a junior, isn’t heading to one of the bars in Georgetown or the new go-to club […]

Search committee will look for student input

The chairman of the committee searching for the University’s new provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs said the group plans to solicit input from a variety of sources, including students through their Student Association representatives. The search for the combined position began earlier this month after Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Donald […]

Furniture that feeds

He seems like a pretty typical college junior – a blonde, well-built fraternity boy who loves to have fun. But Andrew Thal is a little different than most. While some juniors dream of big business, Thal has already created his. But his goal is not to put money in his own pocket. It’s to put […]

Ranking the best pizza pies on campus

Good pizza can be hard to come by in D.C., but we’re determined to find it. We’re putting on-campus pizza to the test to see where you can get the best slice of pie without leaving Foggy Bottom. Check out next week’s issue for best off-campus pizza. Let the tasting begin! First Place: Froggy Bottom […]

Justice will speak at law school

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will be the keynote speaker at the GW Law Review Symposium, the school’s dean announced last Monday. The symposium will begin Thursday, Oct. 15 and is traditionally a two-day event with several speakers and discussion panels. Tickets to the symposium will be distributed to select Law School students, faculty and […]

Outside rentals end for Marvin Center space

All Marvin Center space will now be exclusively reserved during the academic year for student- and University-sponsored events, the University announced Friday evening. In the past, outside organizations could pay to reserve rooms in the Marvin Center but, beginning Oct. 1, the space “will be reserved solely for student and University-sponsored events,” University spokeswoman Michelle […]