November 5, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 24

Stories from the November 5, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Women’s basketball enlists male help

Sam Sternberg is a senior majoring in computer science, balancing his coursework with responsibilities to the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, GW’s men’s basketball club team and part-time work at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Now he has a new commitment on his plate: practicing with the GW women’s basketball team. Sternberg is one of […]

GSPM launches programs in online politics and campaign strategy

Web Exclusive The Graduate School of Political Management launched two new certificate programs this semester in hopes of attracting graduate students who hope to work on online campaigns. The online politics certificate focuses on the relationship between the political world and new, Internet-based media. The campaign strategy certificate is designed to teach students how to […]

Perfect practice until performance

Practice makes perfect for the GW Raas team – at least, that is the mentality the group believes in as they prepare for a nationwide competition happening at the Lisner Auditiorium in November. “Raas Chaos” will bring groups from around the country together to compete in an ancient style of dance Nov. 21. The 14 […]

State Department officials warn students about study abroad dangers

Web Exclusive Representatives from the U.S. State Department walked a few blocks down the street Monday afternoon to give GW students tips and advice for staying safe while studying abroad. Appearing at the Elliott School, Alina Romanowski and Ted Coley of the State Department stressed the need for students to research the area of the […]

Sharing the spotlight with a legend

More than a dozen student performers joined author Margaret Atwood onstage at Lisner Auditorium Friday night, dramatically interpreting excerpts from her most recent novel, “The Year of the Flood.” Atwood, who has won the prestigious Booker Prize and written more than 40 books, described the event as “a dramatic reading stitched together with music.” Three […]

Community remembers fall of Berlin Wall

Members of the GW community gathered Monday night at a local church to share their stories and emotions about the day the Berlin Wall fell, 20 years after the historic event. The event – held at The United Church, or Die Vereinigte Kirche, a German church on the border of GW’s campus – commenced a […]

Professor shares advice on ‘the unfinished agenda’ at lecture

Web Exclusive Professor Richard Skolnik spoke to over 80 students about his passion for his career in global health in a lecture called “Completing the Unfinished Agenda” on Tuesday evening. The “unfinished agenda” includes preventing issues regarding civil conflicts, Skolnick said. “The oppression of women in many countries is beyond imagination. There are appalling problems […]

Sports in Brief

Upcoming Games Men’s basketball vs. West Georgia (exhibition), Smith Center, Saturday, 1 p.m. Men’s soccer vs. Rhode Island, Mount Vernon Athletic Complex, Friday, 2 p.m. vs. Massachusetts, Mount Vernon Athletic Complex, Sunday, 1 p.m. Women’s volleyball vs. Duquesne, Smith Center, Friday, 7 p.m. vs. Charlotte, Smith Center, Sunday, 1 p.m. Men’s squash vs. Georgetown, Friday, […]

Alex Shoucair: Cementing a Legacy

Web Exclusive Finally! GW has actually been ranked No. 1 in something – the size of our former president’s compensation. Checking in at whopping $3.7 million, our ex-president (and current faculty member) Stephen Joel Trachtenberg raked in more than twice as much as the nation’s next highest-paid former University administrator in 2007-2008, according to the […]