November 2, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 23

Stories from the November 2, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Professors may switch to Gmail

Despite the student e-mail upgrade to Gmail more than a year ago, professors are still using the antiquated Colonial Mail e-mail system – though some said they’ve found ways to get around the problems the old system poses. The Colonial Mail system – an e-mail system that was phased out of student use before the […]

Staff Editorial: Solving space problems

Having to sit through a two-and-a-half-hour class can be difficult for any college student. Having to teach a two-and-a-half-hour class can be trying for professors as well. Having to do both in a classroom that is cramped, hot and under-equipped adds to the stress of such a long class, and the same is true even […]

Marvin Center hours extended

Parts of the Marvin Center will be open until 2 a.m. daily for study space starting Monday, the Marvin Center Governing Board and Student Association announced last week. The program, “Marvin Center Late Night,” will run on a trial basis through the end of the 2009-10 academic year. The ground floor, Great Hall, Columbian Square […]

Brian Hawthorne: A Veterans Day challenge

With Veterans Day only a week away, it’s important to remember what it means to be a veteran here at GW. After World War II, the troops came home to yellow ribbons, a GI Bill of Rights and the open arms of their communities, with parades, ceremonies, employment opportunities, and the chance for a better […]

Former president ranks No. 1 for compensation

Former University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg was the top paid former officer of a private U.S. university for the 2007-08 academic year, according to a report from the Chronicle of Higher Education. From 2007 to 2008, Trachtenberg received more than $3.6 million in compensation from the University, The Hatchet reported in June. Trachtenberg – who […]

Evan Schwartz: Mary Jane’s getting older

Last week, the Obama administration pledged to stop cracking down on citizens using medical marijuana, as long as they were complying with state laws. Fourteen states have laws allowing medical marijuana, and more may follow in the coming years. The growing acceptance of marijuana as a legitimate medical treatment has directly resulted in legislative change, […]

Rollings scores to keep Colonials’ hopes alive

On a rainy Halloween afternoon, the GW men’s soccer team needed to win their game against Richmond Spiders to have any chance of qualifying for the Atlantic 10 tournament. But on a day more known for mischief and tricks, the Colonials made sure they took care of business before partaking in any Halloween festivities, beating […]

Campus Calendar

Monday 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall After a candelight vigil, Gelman Library will unveil two exhibits about the fall of the Berlin Wall and the protests in East Germany in 1989. Vigil starts at 5 p.m. at 1920 G St. NW, and proceeds to Gelman for the opening cermonies. Gelman Library […]

Men’s water polo edged by Navy in finale

Despite its result, the GW men’s water polo team’s game against No. 12 Navy Saturday night was a special one for a group of four seniors playing in their final home game. The Colonials narrowly fell to the Midshipmen 13-11, battling in the face of a large first-half deficit to threaten their nationally ranked visitors […]