September 25, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 11

Stories from the September 25, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Campus Calendar

Monday Grad Schools Day Meet with representatives from more than 300 professional and law schools from around the country during the Graduate and Professional School Fair. 3 to 7 p.m. Smith Center Sponsored by the Career Center An Evening with Mary Beth Cahill Join the GW College Democrats in welcoming one of the Democratic Party’s […]

GW tops G-Town

Amid the groans of exertion and shouts of frustration, something remarkable was taking place on Georgetown’s tennis courts. GW was slowly capturing both the men and women’s singles tournaments, defeating, most notably, Georgetown and Marist College (N.Y.). Junior Kendall Swenson steamrolled her way to the finals where she managed to snag the tournament in two […]

GW Briefs

Pulitzer Prize winner Martin Sherwin to teach at GW Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Martin J. Sherwin will join GW as a visiting scholar in January, the University announced last week. Sherwin will teach at both the Elliott School of International Affairs and the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences on courses in history and international affairs. […]

Football in Foggy Bottom

Imagine students tailgating in the parking lot, bundling up to keep warm on chilly autumn afternoons with fellow boisterous fans, feverishly anticipating the home team sprinting onto the field. A staple of many college campuses, the atmosphere around collegiate football is tough to duplicate. GW has not experienced anything similarly vibrant in 40 years. GW’s […]

Semitic languages program expands

The Arabic program has nearly tripled the number of classes offered in the last three years to keep up with increasing interest in the language. Nearly 300 students are enrolled in Arabic courses in the Classics and Semitics department this fall. It offers 19 Arabic language classes this semester, an increase from seven in 2003. […]

GW Expat: A positive spin on Chinese regulation

Senior Sam Sherraden, an international affairs major and former Hatchet photo editor, spent the summer studying abroad in Beijing, China and will spend the fall semester further north in Harbin, China. Twice a month, he will share his experiences and observations from East Asia as one of GW’s many expats. I came to Harbin to […]

D.C. archbishop speaks at Newman Catholic Center

The archbishop of Washington spoke to a packed Alumni House Thursday about the Catholic Church and its views on stem-cell research, war and Islam. The Newman Catholic Student Center invited the Rev. Donald Wuerl, who is a former college religion professor, to speak as part of a coffee house discussion series they host regularly called […]

What’s the deal with… that student who dances all over campus?

Sometimes junior Ahmad Rasheed gets urges to just stop walking and break out into dance. And whenever that happens he does just that – and he never has a problem attracting an audience. Rasheed, a bioinformatics major in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in GW’s eight-year medical program, said his passion for dancing […]

“Cuban Five” activists hold forum at Funger

More than 200 people gathered in Funger Hall Saturday afternoon for a public forum discussing the U.S. five-year imprisonment of five Cuban citizens. Known as the “Cuban Five,” the men say they were arrested in 1998 after Cuba sent them to the U.S. to thwart several Miami-based anti-Castro organizations. Three of the men are serving […]

GW Blind Date: A cross-class mix?

At dinner at Firefly restaurant in Dupont Circle, sophomore Danny Barrow and senior Ashley Hines kept the conversation fairly clean of clich? topics from their initial meeting at the checkered table outside of the medical library to their farewell. Danny: This was my first blind date, and my second legitimate “first date,” despite past relationships, […]