Jessica Calefati

Former President Carter defends his controversial book

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter received mixed reviews after visiting GW and defending the validity of his new book, “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid,” in a March 8 lecture at Lisner Auditorium. The 39th president has been the subject of debate because of the subject matter in his book, which critics say contains a pro-Palestinian bias. […]

WEB UPDATE: Former President Carter defends book on Israel

Posted Thursday, March 8, 11:30 p.m. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter firmly defended his new book, “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid,” in both prepared remarks and a lengthy, uncensored question-and-answer session at Lisner Auditorium Thursday. The 39th president has been criticized for the subject matter in his book, which some say contains a pro-Palestinian bias. On […]

Black students find their roots in February

In the late 1970s, Black History Month was established as an expansion of the 1920s Negro Achievement Week in honor of the day Frederick Douglas used to mark his birth. This year, the Black Student Union and other multicultural organizations on campus are proposing a new goal and a new name for the month of […]

Hatchet Web site wins Pacemaker award

The Associated College Press named The Hatchet’s Web site winner of its Online Pacemaker award for the first time since the ACP created the award in 1995, the organization announced last month. Formerly known as the Best of Net competition, the Online Pacemaker was the first nationwide competition for online college student publications. Pacemaker awards […]

Award-winning professor dies

Speech and hearing professor Joan Roddy Regnell died Friday at the Virginia Hospital Center of acute renal failure, the Washington Post reported Saturday. She was 74 and lived in North Bethesda, Md. Regnell, who taught at GW for more than 40 years, won the University’s excellence in teaching award in 1991 for teaching a popular […]

Univ. has no plans for Colonials Weekend music act

The University decided late last week not to offer a headlining musical performance as part of this year’s Colonials Weekend, said Robert Chernak, senior vice president for Student and Academic Support Services. For the past three years, the University has booked both a high-profile comedic act and musical act as main events during Colonials Weekend. […]

Greek Briefs

Tau Kappa Epsilon wins “Top Teke” Award The Tau Kappa Epsilon national organization chose GW’s chapter of the fraternity as winner of the “Top Teke Award,” the most prestigious honor a chapter can receive. The fraternity’s national organization evaluates the excellence of each chapter on standards like fundraising, philanthropy, academics, extra curricular involvement and community […]

GW Dems offer alternative club

The national committee of College Republicans named the GW College Republicans the best chapter in the United States last February. The GW College Democrats is one of the largest student organizations on campus. So, why did senior Arman Tarzi, founder of the GW Democrats, decide last June that he should form another political student organization? […]

Greek Briefs

Pi Kappa Phi fraternity raises about $700 for charity The Pi Kappa Phi fraternity raised about $700 for its national philanthropy Push America at its second annual Pie-a-Pi-Kapp event that took place yesterday in Kogan Plaza. Pies were sold for $3 and participants were allowed to throw their pies at the fraternity members from a […]

Online check-in, more volunteers ease move-in

Triple the amount of volunteers and a new electronic self check-in process helped ease this year’s move-in, which occurred the day after a tropical depression hit D.C. “It takes a Herculean effort to move everyone into GW in one day, and this was an overly successful move-in,” said Seth Weinshel, director of housing and occupancy […]