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.

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 […]

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 […]