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.

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 […]

Legislators kick off speaker series

Two of Congress’ most outspoken members discussed partisanship in Washington at a kickoff event for the Youth Leadership Speaker Series on Thursday. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., and Rep. Betsy Markey, D-Colo., headlined the event held at the Library of Congress. The discussion was the first of seven in a series geared toward increasing interaction between […]

Colonials take the court

Plenty of questions surround the men’s basketball team as it enters this season with a roster boasting six freshmen and two players working their way back from injury. At Thursday evening’s Colonials Home Court Advantage Tour, fans had their first chance to see the team in action, watching the players practice and having the opportunity […]

Total crime in Foggy Bottom decreases

Despite several violent assaults near campus in the last few months, overall crime in Foggy Bottom has been lower in 2009 than it was in 2008. This year, total crime in the Police Service Area 207, which encompasses the Foggy Bottom campus, is down by 6 percent from the same time period last year, according […]

Student business aims to bring bulk shopping to the masses

Web Exclusive Junior Konrad Kopczynski has been buying snack food and other products for his GW residence hall room from Costco since he got to campus in 2007 – but just recently turned his bulk shopping habits into a business. Last summer, when he realized there was no company on or near campus to provide […]