November 9, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 25

Stories from the November 9, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Political pundit mentions professor and e-mails ensue

Professor Mark Feldstein received a slew of negative e-mails last week, a few months in to his sabbatical leave. Why, he wondered, was he – seemingly out of nowhere – receiving such vitriolic messages? Junior Joe Sangiorgio – one of Feldstein’s former students – gave him the answer. Comments Feldstein had made had been discussed […]

Sports in Brief

Swimming stumbles in Philadelphia The GW swimming team finished third place among the three teams in this weekend’s men’s dual meet with Villanova and host Drexel in Philadelphia, Pa. while the women lost to Drexel in the same pool Saturday. Among the bright spots for the Colonials’ men’s squad was freshman Niklas Glenesk, whose 1:44.85 […]

Television food stars flock to D.C.

Food lovers and industry specialists from across the country – including some Food Network favorites – gathered at the fourth annual Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show in the District this past weekend. The consumer-based trade show is an annual celebration of cooking and entertaining designed to be a fun and engaging experience for culinary enthusiasts. […]

Alumnus credited for giant spider discovery

Web Extra A GW graduate recently made a large discovery. Literally. Matjaz Kuntner, who obtained his Ph.D. at GW, discovered a giant golden orb-weaving spider from Africa and Madagascar after several years of researching similar species. The giant Nephila species, as they are known, are “extremely rare” giant spiders, with leg spans that can reach […]

District enjoys decrease in murders

D.C., once known as the nation’s murder capital, may need a new moniker. The number of murders in the District have dropped precipitously this year, and the city’s image is improving as crime decreases, the chief of the Metropolitan Police Department said. There have been 119 murders in the District this year as of Nov. […]

Mount Vernon Campus plan moves closer to submission

Correction appended A proposal to add academic space and increase the limit of students and professors on the Mount Vernon campus will be submitted to the D.C. Zoning Commission later this month, but a major community group expects the opportunity to review the plan before it is approved. The new plan proposes a 15 percent […]

No money spent on direct lobbying

For the seventh consecutive quarter, GW spent no money directly lobbying the federal government, according to reports from the Center for Responsive Politics. Third quarter lobbying reports for 2009 – released at the end of October – show GW still retains the lobbying group Zuckerman Spaeder LLP, but that neither the University nor the firm […]

Best friends, but not forever

“It’s not you, it’s me.” Sound familiar? Probably because it is one of the more clichéd ways to dump that boyfriend or girlfriend you’re just not into anymore. But have you ever thought about what to say to break up with your best friend? “We just don’t click anymore,” or “We don’t spend enough time […]

Vandalism remains a problem in Ivory

Incidents of vandalism – including broken ceiling tiles and littering – have plagued Ivory Tower since it opened in August of 2004, and continued damages so far this semester have prompted a stern e-mail from a GW community director. An e-mail sent to Ivory Tower residents on Halloween from Community Director Alexander Gruenberg encouraged them […]