October 16, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 17

Stories from the October 16, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Sophomore cancer survivor raises money for childhood cancer

It was a typical spring morning last April when Reed Kavner walked into Student Health Services for what he thought was a pulled muscle or a pinched nerve. “I’d been doing some heavy lifting at my job at CNN. and I figured that was where the pain came from,” said Kavner, who at the time […]

Celebrity surprises class to promote AIDS organization

Students in an Introduction to Theater Production class had an unexpected guest speaker Thursday: actress Emmy Rossum. Rossum, who has appeared in films like “Poseidon,” “The Day After Tomorrow,” and “Phantom of the Opera,” has been named the celebrity ambassador of YouthAIDS and spoke with students about the organization’s goals of informing youth about the […]

Students found group to promote peace in the Middle East

Sophomore transfer student and Israeli national Adi Timor found herself in an uncomfortable situation last month at a dinner party. At the event, hosted by George Mason University’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, she found herself sitting across a dinner table from a Palestinian man. Timor was surprised to hear the man, Rawhi Afhagani, […]

Student, alumni supporters disappointed Warner won’t run for president

GW alumnus and former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner announced Thursday he would not run for U.S. president in 2008. Talk of the former Thurston resident’s national ambitions has floated around since he was term-limited out of the governorship in fall 2005. Many members of his Forward Together Political Action Committee were eager to help him […]

134 Gallaudet protesters arrested for shutting down school

As GW searches for a new president, Gallaudet University police arrested more than 100 students and alumni Friday night after three days of the students blockading campus gates in protest of the school’s incoming president. The country’s only deaf liberal arts college had been shut down since Wednesday.

President Bush dedicates newly built Air Force Memorial

President George W. Bush dedicated the United States Air Force Memorial Saturday, making it the last branch of the U.S. military to receive a memorial in the D.C. area. Built adjacent to Arlington Cemetery, the Air Force Memorial features three stainless steel spires that curve up 270 feet into the sky. It was designed by […]

GWTV back on air, but faces leadership, funding problems

GWTV may be back on the air, but that doesn’t mean the student organization is back on track. Two years ago GWTV was a student organization producing original content by students with the aid of faculty advisors. For the first six weeks of classes this year, channel six was a blank screen. Some former members […]

Charles Manatt to retire from chairman of Board of Trustees

GW’s top leadership will look very different beginning this July. Chairman of the Board of Trustees Charles Manatt announced at Friday’s board meeting that he will step down from his position when his term expires at the end of June. University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg announced last April that he will step down from his […]

When work requires play

It’s 9:30 on a Thursday night in the outskirts of D.C.’s Chinatown at RNR Bar & Lounge, formerly known as Coyote Ugly, and people are lugging around cardboard boxes with flyers, setting up a cash register outside, and fixing last-minute details with bouncers and the club owner. They chatter excitedly about who will show up […]