Jennifer Tchinnosian

Cutting through the mind

Cheryl Stimpson carefully pulls a mechanical razor toward her, shaving off a bit of brain tissue. Next door, Muhammad Spocter places a glass slide under a microscope and observes purple dots suspended in white mass on his computer screen. This is GW’s Mind-Brain Institute, whose charter was approved only a few weeks ago. It is […]

Congress stalls D.C. vote bill

Congress has continued to stall the D.C. House Voting Rights Act more than two months after a controversial gun amendment was added. Nearly 100 people attended a rally near the Capitol on Tuesday to raise awareness about the bill, which would give the District a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives. Organized by D.C. […]

Green lobbying event draws thousands

Web Extra More than 50 GW students joined 12,000 young activists from across the country in D.C. over the weekend for the annual Power Shift environmental summit. The conference, based at the D.C. Convention Center, focused on training environmental activists to lobby Congress on green issues. Organizers also hosted a Capitol Hill rally, demanding bold […]

City Lights fade to dark

Eighteen-year-old Eric Fortune-Epps wants to go to GW so he “can get a good job and have a better life,” but he does not even know if he can make it through his senior year of high school. Fortune-Epps was a student at City Lights Public Charter School in Northeast. The school, founded three years […]

Fall courses focus on presidential election

GW offers an array of classes on politics, campaigning and government. But this fall many professors are offering classes specifically tailored to the election. Journalism professor Sean Aday’s campaigns and elections class, for example, is only taught during semesters when campaigns are happening. “Doing a class like this is so exciting because every day you’re […]

Muslims discuss Islam and homosexuality

Web Extra A variety of opinions on the subject of Islam and homosexuality led to a heated debate at the Marvin Center Sunday night. Panelist Amal Amireh, professor of women and gender studies at George Mason University, said there are many homosexual Muslims that practice Islam, adding that it is important to speak for these […]

Brazile discusses her life in Democratic politics

CNN political commentator Donna Brazile, former presidential campaign manager for Al Gore, gave a glimpse into her long career in politics and her support for Sen. Barack Obama before a packed audience at the Jack Morton Auditorium Monday night. Brazile, the first African-American woman to run a presidential campaign, said she began her political career […]

Backstage Blog Preview: Berlin Film Festival, day-by-day

Editor’s Note: GW junior Jennifer Tchinnosian traveled to Berlin, Germany for the Berlinale, Berlin’s annual film festival. Jennifer contacted The Hatchet before embarking on her travels, asking if she could provide a day-by-day account of the festival and her time in Berlin. What follows is a preview of Tchinnosian’s writings, which can be read in […]