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Grease fire evacuates Fulbright Hall

At least five D.C. fire engine companies responded to a Fulbright Hall fire at about 6 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

Two ladder companies arrived at the H Street residence hall and put out the fire within minutes of arrival. Battalion Fire Chief C.C. Diggs said the dispatch of five trucks is normal procedure for any call to a building the size of Fulbright.

No injuries were reported.

-Mosheh Oinounou

CNN changes town hall plans

CNN producers announced over the weekend that a town hall program planned for Monday night will now be a “Crossfire” broadcast focusing on President George W. Bush’s address to the nation later that evening. The show will still take on a town hall format with additional audience participation and will be open to all students, Executive Producer Sam Feist said.

Bush is scheduled to speak about Iraq at 8 p.m., which will air on CNN following “Crossfire,” which runs from 7 to 8 p.m. Students can get “Crossfire” tickets at the Marvin Center Ticketmaster or by calling 4-8CNN or e-mailing cnn@gwu.edu.

-Kate Stepan

Former CBS News reporter to appear for interview at GW

GW Vice President for Communications and former general manager of CBS Radio Network, Michael Freedman, will interview former CBS Radio reporter Richard Hottelet Thursday at 6 p.m. The event is scheduled to take place in the MPA building in a lower level lecture hall.

The interview will be about what is known as the “Golden Age of CBS Radio News.” Hottelet joined CBS News in 1944. He was an American journalist arrested by the Nazis and later released in a prisoner exchange. He will discuss this and his other experiences as a journalist during WWII.

FMLA hosts “Take Back the Night”

“Take Back the Night,” an annual event hosted by the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance will take place on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. on Kogan Plaza.

The even will focus on rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment and self-defense. Many guests, some of whom will speak from personal experience, will discuss these issues. Others will recite poetry or sing.

Events include a University Police self-defense demo, a craft fair and
guest speakers and performers. Guests include GW faculty, GW Vibes and student performers. Open mic will be from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., with a candlelight vigil at 9 p.m.

New York Life is hosting a “Take Back the Night” preview event, which is part of the National Leadership Series. It will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Marvin Center Tuesday at 8 p.m. All are invited to attend the event.

Marty Langlan, a past president of the D.C. Rape Crisis center, will speak about sexual harassment and assault. Ms. Langlan is the author of the book “Back off! How to Confront and STOP Sexual Harassment and Harassers.”

GW alumna returns to campus for book signing

Robyn Walensky, a GW alumna, will sign her book “Covering Catastrophe: Broadcast Journalists Report September 11,” at GW’s Bookstore Friday from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Walensky graduated from GW in 1988. She was a news correspondent for the Associated Press Radio and covered the September 11 catastrophe for WFSB TV, based in Hartford, Conn.

“Covering Catastrophe” is a first-hand account from journalists who were at ground zero and covered the September 11 events.

All royalties from her book will be donated to the CitiGroup Relief fund and the Society of Broadcast engineers relief fund. Other money from the book’s sales will be donated to September 11 relief charities.

-Heather Sala

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