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.

Annu Subramanian: Expertise into efficiency

It’s time for us to take responsibility for this world in which we live. Every charity prides itself on accomplishments, innovations and sweeping successes. Yet poverty, education and hunger statistics remain startling. In this country alone, the number of nonprofits exceed 1.2 million, and globally that number clocks in at around 5 million. Like some […]

College Dems lobby for health care reform on Hill

Web Exclusive Amid the bustle of staffers fielding calls from concerned constituents, surrounded by framed images of the senator, North Carolina peanuts and guides to the best Tar Heel barbeque, members of the GW College Democrats waited in the office of Senator Kay Hagan, D-N.C., office to voice their concerns on the health care reform […]

Reporters tell tales from campaign trail

Journalists and former campaign officials told tales from the 2008 presidential election trail Monday night at the Elliott School, detailing the role of embedded reporters in one of the longest presidential campaigns in recent history. The embedded reporters – who represented major media outlets during the campaign – chronicled the unique journalistic challenges involved in […]

Sports in Brief

Number Crunch: 8 The number of blocks women’s basketball sophomore Sara Mostafa had in Tuesday’s 84-82 win at North Texas. She also led GW with 17 points and 11 rebounds, both career highs. Volleyball seeded fifth in A-10 Tournament The GW women’s volleyball team will travel to the Fredricks Center in Dayton, Ohio this weekend […]

Staff Editorial: Looking for more leadership from the Dining Services Commission

Ask students what their concerns are with the University, and many will put dining options at the top of their list. As the key liaison between the student body and the University dining program, much of the responsibility of addressing complaints falls on the Student Association’s Dining Services Commission. But this year, the DSC has […]

Kelsey Rohwer: Smoking it out

Starting today, the University of Kentucky is a tobacco-free place. Members of the UK community aren’t alone. In 2007, 43 college campuses were smoke-free. Now that number is closer to 60. It’s time for GW to follow suit. Smoking cigarettes is unlike any other vice. Most vices are exclusive to the perpetrator, but smoking is […]

QuickTakes

“A Serious Man” Landmark’s E Street Cinema (Comedy; R) The Coen brothers’ latest project is a comedy of biblical proportions – literally. Their new film, “A Serious Man,” is molded around the plot structure of the book of Job. For those who have been remiss lately in their scripture studies, the tale teaches that mere […]

Kalb interviews ’60 Minutes’ bigwigs

What goes on behind the iconic, steadily clicking clock of “60 Minutes”? Around 500 alumni, students and members of the National Press Club found out Monday night at a taping of the Kalb Report. Host and veteran journalist Marvin Kalb interviewed CBS News’ “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl and executive producer Jeffrey Fager on the […]

Twelve ounces of marijuana found in sophomore’s dorm room

A sophomore was arrested last week after more than 300 grams of marijuana was found in his room in Fulbright Hall. University Police Department officers discovered approximately 332.5 grams of marijuana, Adderall and drug paraphernalia after responding to a report of a suspicious odor on Nov. 11, UPD Chief Dolores Stafford said in an e-mail. […]