November 15, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 27

Stories from the November 15, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Gabrielle Friedman: A registration nightmare

I expected the ridiculous numerology that took traditional course reference numbers hostage would make the already painful process of 7 a.m. registration even worse. Little did I know that those annoying, nonsensical numbers would be the least of my worries. On the morning of my registration it was 7 o’clock on the dot and I […]

Law professor nominated to U.N. post

When the U.S. mistakenly shot down Iran Air Flight 655 in 1988 – killing the 290 passengers and crew members on board – GW law professor Sean Murphy stepped in to negotiate the settlement between the two governments. The event reinvigorated his passion for international law, which he said began to develop while he was […]

Paris Bienert: The broken Vern Express

At 2:30 a.m. on a Friday night, a mildly intoxicated Vern resident was waiting by herself at the Vern Express stop on Foggy Bottom. When the bus finally arrived, the girl quietly embarked and went to take her seat. But rather than driving her to the Vern, the bus driver insisted the girl get off […]

Bob Dylan plays Smith Center

He shuffled onto the Smith Center stage Saturday as if he’d been born there. The aging face of one of the greatest musicians of all time grinned with the vitality of a child eager to perform. Bob Dylan had arrived. At 69 years old, Dylan has been traveling continuously since he first began the Never […]


Monday Scoops and Scandals: Two Centuries of Presidents and the Press In this installment of the Kalb Report, a panel of experts will examine the history of the relationship between the press and presidents. National Press Club  8 p.m. Tuesday Leading through Civilian Power Anne-Marie Slaughter, director of policy planning at the U.S. State […]

GW seeks donors for Gelman renovations

Correction appended The University is in talks with several philanthropists to secure a large-scale donation for renovations of the first floor of Gelman Library. Jennifer Broome, the new director of development for the library, addressed the widespread student belief that the University does not support the aging building during Tuesday night’s Student Association meeting, saying […]

Columbian freshmen can opt into new General Curriculum Requirements

Freshmen in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences have the opportunity to opt into the school’s new 24-credit general curriculum requirement program, but will not be allowed to transfer more than three classes. Last April, CCAS voted to reduce the number of core curriculum requirements by nearly half, from 42 credit hours to 24 […]

Bank of America markets to alumni

Bank of America made a $17,000 deal with the GW Alumni Association, in hopes of increasing its customer base. The payments represent a nationwide trend of credit card companies paying colleges and universities to promote their services, according to the report by the Federal Reserve. Bank of America makes a contribution to the Alumni Association […]

Humanizing the homeless

When you pass by homeless people around campus, how do you react? Do you drop a coin in their jingling cans? Do you hug your backpack a little closer? Do you offer a sympathetic smile? While the University Police Department encourages students to exercise caution around the homeless, many students remain unsure about how to […]