October 23, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 19

Stories from the October 23, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Breast cancer awareness hits campus

“Mammovan” and Medical Faculty Associates offered free mammography and tips on early detection of breast cancer in recognition of National Mammography Day Friday. The event was hosted at the MFA building on 22nd and I streets. President Bill Clinton created National Mammography Day which is on the third Friday in October, which is National Breast […]

The Pulse: Gauging GW’s reactions to today’s issues

Last Thursday, anti-abortion protesters displayed large pictures of aborted fetuses, many bloody and mangled, at various locations on campus. The Hatchet asked students whether it was appropriate for protesters to display these images. “It is appropriate. The only way to get their message across is to show reality. What you see in the pictures is […]

Stanford U shoots for the moon

Stanford University will have a “major presence” on the moon in the next decade if a group of determined school alumni has its way. Members of “Stanford On The Moon” met on the university’s campus Oct. 13 along with academics and other alumni who want to see their alma mater take a lead in space […]

A Chinese copyright

Senior Sam Sherraden, an international affairs major and former Hatchet photo editor, spent the summer studying abroad in Beijing, China and is spending 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. In passing, a Chinese guy […]

Letters to the Editor

Be fair to campus criminals While reading the article “Athlete kicked off team after arrest” (Oct. 19, p.1), I was surprised to see the name and photo of the freshman charged with intent to distribute marijuana. When I was a Hatchet editor, I refrained from making such disclosures in stories about ordinary GW community members […]

Avoiding a ‘real’ job

For all those seniors who hate answering pesky questions about post-graduation plans, here’s one possible answer. Don’t get a “real” job – be a virtual assistant. Virtual assistants, who are self-employed and work from home, set their own hours, schedules and receive tax benefits. The virtual assistant profession, a relatively new idea, is made up […]

Jewish and Muslim communities share a dinner at fifth annual Iftar

GW’s Muslim and Jewish communities came together Thursday night for Iftar, a daily breaking of the fast for Muslims during their holy month of Ramadan. University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg gave remarks in front of more than 300 attendees at the fifth annual interfaith dinner in the Marvin Center. The dinner, said Trachtenberg before his […]

What’s the deal with… that gold column in the Marvin Center

The infamous hippo statue on the corner of 21st and H streets isn’t the only monument University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg has brought back to GW from his travels abroad. If you’ve ever walked by the towering gold column in the Marvin Center lobby, then you’ve seen another example of Trachtenberg’s decorative touches. In 2002, […]

Back on campus: Alumni return for Colonials Weekend

When they were freshmen in 1992, David Drykerman, Brad Jacobs and Eric Kaufman all lived in Thurston Hall and pledged the same fraternity. Last weekend, they attended their 10-year reunion together. “Thurston is still as gross as it was,” said Drykerman, who now lives in Rockville, Md. and owns a business that has sales partnerships […]

After 50 years, football team reunites in Virginia

ARLINGTON, Va.- The banner still hangs in the Marvin Center as a reminder of the victory. Texas Western, now the University of Texas-El Paso, was a 13-point favorite over GW in the 1957 Sun Bowl, so when the scoreboard read 13-0 at the end of the game only one thing was surprising: the Colonials finished […]