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.

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 […]


“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. […]

University seeks new ‘star’ professor

GW is searching for a new university professor – the most prestigious and honored title the school can confer on a faculty member, an official confirmed this week. James Goldgeier, professor in the Elliott School of International Affairs and chair of the University Professor Search Committee, said the University is primarily looking to fill an […]

Bradley Dlatt: Registration frustration

For many GW students, these past few weeks have included meeting with advisers and spending hours scouring the schedule of classes to fulfill the seemingly endless GCR requirements. All this while still aiming for that three-day weekend – not to mention the endless searching on Rate My Professor for ‘the easy guy.’ After the stress […]

University names new spokeswoman

The University announced Monday a former spokeswoman for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has been named GW’s media relations director, a position that has been vacant for nearly six months. Candace Smith began serving in her new role as the University’s chief spokeswoman Nov. 11. Smith, who most recently served as a media crisis […]

Student-run sailing team enjoys success

For the GW sailing team, sport is as much fun as it is form. Wind whips past you, catching the sails of your boat, and you pull the jib rope just tight enough to give your skipper enough energy to steer to the front of the race. As you glide through the water, you work […]

Depth makes up for ‘another slow start’ from Hollis

BOSTON – Senior Damian Hollis began last season slowly, a fact that head coach Karl Hobbs said last week put the team “behind the eight ball” and in an early hole from which it was difficult to escape once Hollis got on track later in the season. Hobbs emphasized the importance of a fast start […]