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.

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 […]

Number of graduate students reaches new high

For months, universities, employers and even President Barack Obama have been telling students and employees that now is a great time to enter graduate school, and from the 13 percent surge in graduate applications this year, it appears people are listening. GW currently has 14,000 students enrolled in its graduate programs – the largest graduate […]

College Dems, Republicans square off in energy debate

Web Exclusive The GW College Democrats and College Republicans participated in an animated debate over energy policy Monday night in front of an audience of about 30 people. Moderated by senior Eshawn Rawlley, CDs Matt McDermott and Brad Dlatt faced CRs Moses Weisberg and Sam Dewitt, sounding off an issues like off-shore drilling, nuclear energy, […]

Greek housing decision coming

Greek-letter organizations vying for University-owned townhouses will find out whether or not their organization secured a space by Dec. 7, a University official said this week. Robert Chernak, senior vice president for Student and Academic Support Services, said the final decision on who gets what townhouse rests with him, although he will receive a recommendation […]

More colleges break $50,000 cost barrier

Web Exclusive Nearly 60 universities have surpassed the $50,000 benchmark for total cost and GW, once the most expensive school in the nation, is now listed in fifth place, according to a list compiled by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The list names Sarah Lawrence College as the most expensive school, with $55,788 in annual […]

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 […]