November 12, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 26

Stories from the November 12, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

D.C. named top city for young professionals

Coming to GW for “the city” is almost a cliché. The University’s application even directs prospective freshmen to not just write about the school’s “city experience” when asking “Why GW?” But like all great clichés, “I came to GW for D.C.” often has truth to it. According to a recent report in The Wall Street […]

Matt Ingoglia: Wishful thinking

Like many of you, I wasn’t altogether surprised when I flipped to Monday’s Hatchet opinions section and found my friend Andrew Clark penning his latest obituary of the Democratic Party. Though I usually enjoy his writing and often find his points at least defensible, I found his analysis of last week’s elections breathtakingly misleading. Lets […]

Hillel raises funds for breast cancer

Correction appended By joining forces with student groups across campus, the GW Hillel student leadership raised more than $7,500 for breast cancer research last month, the organization’s president said this week. Marc Friend, president of Jewish Student Association, said his group partnered with fraternities and sororities on campus to give manicures, sell Challah bread and […]

Rise, fall, rebuild: Men’s basketball seeks resurrection

“Rebuild” can be a loaded term in sports vernacular, a non-starter for the promise of the present, a built-in excuse for futility. Yet there it is, bold and white and capitalized on the first page of the official GW pamphlet shilling the men’s basketball program to prospective ticket holders, wordplay on a team and home […]

Sharing the benefit

For senior administrators Robert Chernak and Donald Lehman, the Yellow Ribbon Program is a chance to make a difference in the lives of fellow veterans. And they would know a little something about that – both officials are veterans who went to school on benefits from the original GI Bill. Lehman, executive vice president for […]

Professors call laptops a class distraction

Latecomers, dozers and loud-whispers have always plagued college classrooms. But the ability to access Facebook, e-mail, games, and the Internet on a BlackBerry, laptop, or iPhone is a new frontier of distraction – and some professors are trying to do something about it. Several professors agree more students are using laptops in class and more […]

Veterans honored at Georgetown

Drawing together student service members from across the District and the world, Georgetown’s Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps hosted a Veterans Day ceremony honoring the sacrifices of military men and women. A crowd of about 30 civilians gathered in Georgetown’s McShain Lounge for the annual event, which featured military customs and a keynote address by […]

Hip-hop artist, film producer discuss new documentary

Lupe Fiasco had just one request for his interviewer, School of Media and Public Affairs Director Frank Sesno: an honorary degree from GW. The pre-show joking at the event Monday night in the Jack Morton Auditorium preceded a serious discussion between Sesno and the hip-hop star. Fiasco and Chris Moore, producer of “The People Speak” […]

Le Loup comes back around

“It’s good to be home, guys.” Those were the words of Le Loup frontman Sam Simkoff, spoken Saturday night to the audience during the band’s show at the Black Cat. The crowd roared its appreciation, and the group launched into another song. Le Loup had officially returned to the District. The show, the last stop […]

Students start successful politics blog

Politics started as a hobby for sophomore Conor Rogers. But it soon became a full-time job opportunity. Along with a high school friend, Rogers founded The Politicizer, a cross-partisan political blog. The blog, started over the summer, employs six GW students who self-identify as liberals, conservatives and libertarians, and its readership jumped to nearly 70,000 […]