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.

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 […]

Lines are blurred in ‘Noises Off’

What happens backstage doesn’t necessarily stay backstage. At least that’s the truth for the nine-member cast of Fourteenth Grade Players’ production of “Noises Off”, happening this weekend in the Lisner Downstage. “People think they know what happens backstage during a show, but they have no idea how the rehearsal process is,” said senior Eb Richardson, […]

New law may increase vendor competition

Hao Nguyen has been working as a vendor across from Gelman Library for 18 years, often selling his snacks and sodas seven days a week. “The students are so nice, they don’t make me tired… that’s why I’m happy to work here,” Nguyen said this week, with a big grin across his face as a […]

Tuition payment delays persist for vets

With Veterans Day come and gone, GW is still waiting to receive tuition payments for more than half of the 300 GW veterans enrolled under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. More than a month after the Department of Veterans Affairs created emergency loans to cope with payout delays from the bill, Andrew Sonn, director of Student […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Trust and Authenticity in Social Media: The Case of the U.S. Military Listen to military media experts talk about social media’s place in the Armed Forces. Elliott School room 602 | 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday Free hot chocolate from HATS Join GW’s Humane Animal Treatment Society (HATS) in Kogan Plaza for free hot […]