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.

Veteran journalist interviews husband for book event

During her 40 years as a working journalist, Cokie Roberts has interviewed countless congressmembers and politicians, fostering relationships that have made her a legend in journalism. She faced a more unusual subject Tuesday evening – her husband. Cokie interviewed husband and School of Media and Public Affairs professor Steve Roberts to discuss his new book, […]

Staff Editorial: Changing the Senate’s state of mind

There is something that the Student Association Senate of recent years and 17th century philosopher René Descartes have in common: both spent most of their time trying to justify their own existence. But for the SA Senate, the mantra “I think; therefore I am” won’t do it. They need to do a lot more than […]

Haynes Bunn: Rehabilitate GW’s Disability Support Services

GW’s Disability Support Services is in a sad state of affairs. I have had the pleasure of dealing with the office not once, but twice during my career here at the University. Both times highlighted the inadequate services offered for temporary disabilities. On the DSS Web site, there is a page dedicated to “temporary conditions,” […]

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 […]