November 18, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 28

Stories from the November 18, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Letter to the Editor

Get ‘Get Gelman Going’ Going This past Monday’s edition of The Hatchet contained an op-ed piece called “Highlighting the reasons to fix Gelman,November 15″ The piece was written by Ryan Last, a co-founder of “Get Gelman Going,” a movement to push forth renovations in the Melvin and Estelle Gelman Library. But in my two and […]

Area stores see Four Loko sales spike

Two Foggy Bottom-area liquor stores have seen an increase in Four Loko sales, after the Food and Drug Administration banned alcoholic energy drinks Wednesday. Kris Hart, co-owner of the Foggy Bottom Grocery, said sales of Four Loko increased Wednesday, after the FDA’s decision and following the drink’s distributor’s announcement that it was removing the caffeine, […]

Students warned of drilling noise

The University sent out a pre-emptive e-mail to students living in three residence halls warning them of impending drilling on the H Street parking garage, after fielding student complaints over construction noises on E Street this month. Construction crews started drilling three test pits Nov. 15 to prepare for the Science and Engineering Complex to […]

Kalb talks presidents, press relationship

The president and the press have a volatile but necessary relationship, a panel of historians and journalists said Monday night. Historian Douglas Brinkley said since the Theodore Roosevelt administration, presidents have surrounded themselves with the media. “[The press and presidents] have a love/hate relationship. All presidents cultivate a relationship with reporters, but there is risk […]

Pro-life group seeks different perspective

Jimmy LaSilvia, executive director of the conservative gay organization GOProud, spoke Tuesday night about an issue he admitted he will never have to deal with: abortion. The event was cosponsored by three groups, including the pro-life Colonials for Life , the College Republicans and Allied in Pride, a lesbian gay bisexual and transgender advocacy group. […]

Colonials adjusting to life without Kromah

Before the season started for the men’s basketball team, most of the discussion surrounding GW centered around sophomore guard Lasan Kromah, the Colonials’ breakout freshman last season and 2010 Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team member. Kromah was GW’s leading returning scorer and the only player on the team to average double-digit points last season. Big things […]

Judaic Studies department overhauls curriculum

The Judaic Studies Program is adding an array of interdisciplinary classes to its course offerings in hopes of boosting enrollment in the department. Jenna Weissman Joselit, the department’s director, said the University is adding new classes in subjects like theater, economics and archaeology to attract students who have traditionally shied away from the religion-based department. […]

Sports In Brief

Head coach Hobbs gets 150th win in Philadelphia Men’s basketball head coach Karl Hobbs earned his 150th career win as a head coach Wednesday night. His .564 winning percentage as the head basketball coach in Foggy Bottom makes him the seventh highest-winning coach in the history of the program. Under Hobbs, who is in his […]