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.

Hospital preps for more flu cases

GW Hospital is bracing for an unprecedented volume of flu patients this winter, but a proclamation by President Barack Obama last month may make it easier to treat them. Obama declared the H1N1 influenza virus pandemic a national emergency Oct. 23 and informed Congress in a letter the next day that he did so in […]


Will Stratton No Wonder (Stunning Models on Display) No Wonder, the second album by singer-songwriter Will Stratton, evokes a feeling of pure happiness. While it can be defined as indie-rock, his style moves beyond the typical guy-with-a-guitar genre. Listening to his album, you feel like you’re lying in a field of grass staring at the […]

Senator talks trade at Elliott School

Senate Finance Committee chairman Max Baucus largely ignored the health care debate brewing in the Senate and launched into a discussion about trade, labor and climate change Tuesday in a discussion at the Elliott School of International Affairs. Baucus, a Democrat from Montana, dug into the specifics Tuesday morning at a breakfast hosted by the […]

Staff Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Thumbs Up: Basketball season starting — Not everybody is hopeful about this basketball season, largely due to the inexperience of a good part of both the men’s and women’s rosters this year. But even with younger teams, we are excited about the start of the season. Win or lose, we encourage everybody to get out […]

Two schools out of compliance with University tenure rate

Neither the School of Public Health and Health Services nor the Graduate School of Education and Human Development are currently in compliance with University policies regarding the number of full-time faculty in each school, but both are making strides to correct the problem, officials said this week. The faculty code requires that at least 50 […]

Tom Braslavsky: Representation or revolvers

The one thing holding D.C. back from having Congressional representation seems to be a debate on gun rights. The D.C. Voting Rights Act, which would give our city an official representative in the House, has stalled for the past nine months. In February, it passed in the Senate – but only after being stamped with […]

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 […]