November 8, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 25

Stories from the November 8, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Tom Braslavsky: Alcohol education is the answer

Alcohol is the most harmful drug – worse than heroin, crack cocaine and methamphetamines. That is what a UK-based group of scientists published last week in a study in the medical journal The Lancet. The researchers ranked 20 drugs on 16 criteria relating to the drugs’ harmful effects on individuals, and alcohol came out on […]

Political strategists analyze midterm election results

Two top political strategists grappled with the outcome of last Tuesday’s midterm elections, discussing results and making predictions about the incoming Congress in Jack Morton Auditorium Thursday. Democratic strategist Mark Penn and Republican strategist Karen Hughes – in their second appearance together at GW in two weeks – analyzed the aftermath of the midterm elections, […]

Flavors of India

When my friend and I walked into Tandoori Time with a craving for a rich and piquant Indian dinner, the slouching waiter greeted us with much anticipation. Without a doubt, we were the only customers in the entire restaurant. The dazed bartender stared at the empty seats, wiping off areas that he had already cleaned. […]

Doug Cohen: Why certain classes should tune into ‘The Wire’

I was recently discussing with a friend why the HBO show “The Wire” was without a doubt the greatest TV show ever produced. Aired from 2003 to 2008, the show depicts various elements of Baltimore society, like the drug trade, crime, labor issues, the education system and the political and bureaucratic institutions. Fans of “The […]

Stephen Glatter: Want fans to show up? Then win.

In the Nov. 4 issue of The Hatchet, both the editorial board and an assistant coach urged students to help the men’s basketball squad by showing up to games. Curiously though, neither opinion focused on the one proven way to coax people through the Smith Center doors – win. When GW stamped three straight tickets […]

Rove calls election results ‘remarkable’

For every political aficionado who came to GW to make his or her start, Karl Rove has one piece of advice: Go home. The former deputy chief of staff to President George W. Bush turned Republican strategist told a crowd of more than 200 students to enter into politics in their home congressional districts, rather […]

Exploring her family tree at its roots

Sarah Jackson wants to reconnect with her roots – and they dig deeper than the average American heritage. While learning about Thanksgiving in grade school, Jackson found out that her great-grandmother was a Cherokee Indian. “I was always left wondering if [Thanksgiving] was all my ancestors left behind,” Jackson, a junior, said. “The little information […]

Brooks returns to Smith Center

For eight years, Darrell Brooks sat on the sidelines at the Smith Center as a men’s basketball assistant coach for GW. Saturday, Brooks was back at the Smith Center, this time as the enemy: the head coach of GW’s exhibition game opponent, Bowie State. For Brooks, Saturday’s exhibition game against his former team was a […]

Firm: University could fundraise $1 billion

GW has the potential to raise $1 billion within the next seven to eight years, an outside consulting firm hired by the University found. Increasing fundraising dollars is a top priority for the University, but officials backed away from the estimate, making it clear the projection was made by an outside firm, and is not […]