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.

‘Political nerds’ earn spots at GW

Four students from across the nation were honored Wednesday night at the first Undergraduate Political Achievement Awards for their work in student, local and national politics. Each winner, chosen from different categories, won a $10,000 scholarship to attend GW’s Graduate School of Political Management after completing their undergraduate degrees. The “undergraduate political nerds,” as master […]

Women’s basketball opens doors to fans

The newly renovated Smith Center opened its doors to all fans, old and new, for a small preview of GW’s 2009-10 women’s basketball team Saturday morning. Second-year head coach Mike Bozeman welcomed the small audience, which sat on the new seats in the old student section. Approximately 75 people witnessed the team run through a […]

Legislator shares breast cancer story

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., shared a personal story of her battle with breast cancer at a panel and discussion organized by GW Hillel Wednesday night. Accompanied by Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Dr. Paul Levine, of GW’s School of Public Health and Health Services, Wasserman Schultz elaborated on the impact of breast cancer […]

Out of GW and into the blogging world

Silky, decadent, old-school chocolate mousse, cauliflower with almonds, raisins and capers, and apple cider doughnuts are three dishes that Deb Perelman has made in the last week. This week she plans to make at least two more, as is her goal for next week, and the next. All that food could cause some weight gain. […]

Police identify assault suspect

Police have identified a suspect in the assault on a graduate student in Duques Hall last month as 42-year-old Mohammed N. Niazi of Staunton, Va. Detective Neil Jones of the Metropolitan Police Department said Niazi has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon stemming from an Oct. 9 incident in which a man used […]

Arabian nights and adventures in Gelman

In a locked room on the second floor of Gelman Library sit hundreds of rare Middle Eastern books in brilliant jeweled colors of red, green and gold, with hand-sewn and individually stamped covers. Some are nearly 400 years old, filled with history, legends, adventure and some mystery. With titles like “Tomb of Senebtisi” and “Picturesque […]

Scheduling issues prompt space changes

The University was forced to add classroom space this fall, after space restrictions left the registrar in a scheduling pinch, University officials said. Two additional classroom spaces – Rome B104 and Phillips 306 – were added to help ease the scheduling strain for the fall semester, but with 155 general purpose classrooms and 4,500 classes, […]

Slice of Life: Demistifying the metrosexual

Metrorail? Innovative. Metrobus? Even better. Metrosexuality? Never. There are many things the city-savvy student body at GW is willing to try. But when it comes to metrosexuality, students seem less accepting. Sure, we have a fairly large gay and bisexual population, but when it comes to those guys who do not mind showing a little […]

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 […]