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.

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 […]

SJT scholars reach out to D.C. high schoolers

Recipients of the four-year Trachtenberg scholarship are working with the University to boost applications to the selective full-ride scholarship program. The nine students who received the Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Scholarship last year and other SJT scholarship alumni are reaching out to District students to share application information for the fund. “I feel like this program […]

Colonials bounce back with Marist win

VILLANOVA, Pa. – Coming off of his team’s loss Tuesday night to Boston University in the NIT Season Tip-Off, men’s basketball head coach Karl Hobbs seemed relieved while sitting at the podium for his postgame press conference after GW’s 79-59 win over Marist. Against the Terriers, the Colonials (1-1) struggled from the start, allowing BU […]


Thursday “A Small Act” Film Screening Join GW’s International Education Association for a screening of “A Small Act,” a film showing the power of education in Kenya, as part of International Education Week. Multicultural Student Services Center room 209 – 7 p.m. Friday G20 at GW Postmortem: A Policy Forum The Institute for International Economic […]

Bed bugs found in five residence halls

Bed bug infestations have been reported in five residence halls this semester, a University spokesperson confirmed. University spokeswomen Michelle Sherrard declined to release the names of affected residence halls, citing privacy concerns, but said cases have been confirmed in six rooms. There have been about two dozen bed bug cases at GW in the last […]

MainStage prepares for DanceWorks

Six student choreographers and an internationally acclaimed guest artist will present seven unique performances Thursday through Saturday as part of the annual Fall DanceWorks 2010 performance. DanceWorks, which is presented by the dance department in the fall and spring semesters, will be directed by Anthony Gongora this fall. Gongora, who has had personal experience with […]

Venues raise prices to offset GWorld commission

Students who complain that the price for on-campus cuisine is too high may be on to something. Owners of some on-campus restaurants say they inflate prices to compensate for the commission the University charges GWorld vendors. Ed Schonfeld, senior associate vice president of administration, refused to disclose the commission it charges on GWorld purchases, but […]

$5-$10-$20: Events that won’t break the bank

$5: Forbidden’s “A Chorus Line” opens at West Hall Theater Thursday $10: Fall DanceWorks opens Thursday at Betts Marvin Theatre $20: Discount on “Hair” at the Kennedy Center through Friday

Former grad student sues GW for fraud

A former graduate student is suing the University for fraud and requesting nearly $2 million in damages, after she was notified by University officials that she was ineligible to graduate. Ling Yuan Hu filed a complaint against GW Oct. 25, alleging the University discriminates against students who speak English as a second language, according to […]