November 19, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 28

Stories from the November 19, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

A musical trail leading through Kogan

For students who walk through Kogan Plaza daily, there might be more of a chance you’ll see President Obama on your way to class than a young rock star casually strumming on his guitar. Hatchet Video That changed Tuesday, however, when Justin Pierre of the group Motion City Soundtrack took to the center of campus […]

Students frustrated by GWeb problems

Freshman Joseph Song woke up at 6:30 a.m. on Monday so he could be one of the first students of the day to register for classes. But like many students, Song ran into technical problems with the GWeb registration system that keep him from getting the classes he wanted. Song said when he tried to […]

All-female panel to preside over moot court

For the first time in the event’s history, the GW Law School’s annual Van Vleck Moot Court in January will host an all-female panel of judges, law school Dean Frederick Lawrence said last week. The three panelists will include Second Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Debra Livingston and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judges Sandra […]

MPD drug raid yields five arrests

Two students are facing drug charges after police seized marijuana, cocaine and drug paraphernalia from a Foggy Bottom townhouse last month in a raid that yielded five student arrests. Senior Brett Reisman has been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and senior James Donoghue has been charged with possession of marijuana with […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Life as an Arab American in the Department of State Listen to Professor Charles Kiamie speak about his experience as an Arab-American professor and a State Department employee. Elliott School room 602 | 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday A Visit to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center Join the College Democrats and Republicans for […]

Few reforms seen on dining issues

The Student Association’s Dining Services Commission has met only once this semester and has made almost no progress on the changes to dining for which students have asked. Last year, the DSC pushed for lower prices, prompting Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz to ask Sodexo, the food service provider in the Marvin Center, […]

Staff Editorial: Join our editorial board

The Hatchet’s editorial board has long strived to be an important outlet for critical thought and representative of student voice on campus. Our goal is to identify, analyze and provide solutions to major issues affecting the GW community. With that goal in mind, we hope to further the effectiveness and capabilities of our staff editorials […]

Colonials beat BU, move to 2-0

BOSTON – With the game clock nearing expiration in Tuesday’s first half, freshman Lasan Kromah officially announced his presence on this Colonials team. He did not say it with words, but instead etched it with a dagger, connecting from downtown on a pass from classmate Bryan Bynes and sending GW into the break with a […]

‘First lady of the press’ offers advice to Obama

Longtime White House journalist Helen Thomas delivered a steady stream of witty, often brutally honest remarks on the last 10 U.S. presidents to a full audience of students in the Elliott School Tuesday night. Thomas, who has covered every president since John F. Kennedy, said with two wars, a lagging economy and rising unemployment, President […]

Professor provides pizza, debate in dorm

Steven Kelts balanced three boxes of pizza in one hand as he carefully removed his GWorld from his wallet and swiped into International House. Continuing several steps down the hallway, he opened his door and dropped the hot boxes on the kitchen counter. In typical GW fashion, political books and boxed seasons of The West […]