October 15, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 17

Stories from the October 15, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Thousands flock to fifth FRIENDS block party

Web Extra GW Hatchet Video: Block Party play_blip_movie_431920(); Members of the GW and Foggy Bottom communities came together Sunday to celebrate the fifth annual FRIENDS block party. Over 3,000 people attended the event aimed at creating a cohesive community despite tense moments. Thousands of Foggy Bottom residents and GW community members came out for the […]

Real World star speaks out for Allied in Pride

MTV’s “The Real World: Denver” star Davis Mallory was afraid to discuss his homosexuality in public until his senior year in college, but on Monday he came to Marvin Center as part of Allied in Pride’s “Coming Out Week.” The 24-year old recently began touring college campuses sharing his struggles with growing up gay in […]

Program for women on hold

The Women’s Entrepeneurial Leadership program received national recognition this September, but any students trying to join the program will find it impossible to do so for at least another year. WEL was placed on hiatus this July when its creator, Susan Duffy, left GW. The program was was considered a key factor in the School […]

Provost joins the security council

John F. Williams is a busy man. In addition to being GW’s provost, he also serves as vice president for health affairs and was recently appointed to the Homeland Security Advisory Council. Williams, better known around campus as “Skip,” relies on his organizational skills and his highly qualified staff to manage these prominent positions. “The […]

GW Brief: Flu shot may not benefit elderly recipients

Contrary to popular scientific convention, elderly people may not benefit from being vaccinated against the flu, according to research by GW professor Lone Simonsen. As director of research at the University’s Center for Global Health, Simonsen led a team of researchers who analyzed data from clinical trials of the flu vaccine. Simonsen and her team […]

Few men join small fraternities

Small fraternities took on fewer new members than large fraternities, said Inter-Fraternity Council executive board members upon the conclusion of the organization’s fall recruitment period. IFC Vice President of Recruitment Kenneth Gold said large fraternities such as Pi Kappa Alpha and Sigma Phi Epsilon took on a large portion of the 185 men who pledged […]

GW Brief: High number of applicants for prestigious grants

The number of applicants for prestigious student research grants has more than doubled since the University created an office dedicated to aiding in the application process. There were 305 applicants for national undergraduate fellowships last year, more than double the 2003-2004 academic year’s amount, said Francis DuVinage, the director of the Center for Undergraduate Fellowships […]

OAS auction raises money for Africa

The Organization of African Students raised almost double the amount it raised last year at its fifth annual date auction Friday night. OAS, a GW student group dedicated to increasing awareness of African issues, drew more than 100 students from GW, Georgetown and Howard to the event. Profits from the date auction will go to […]

Juliette Dallas-Feeney: Reinventing sorority recruitment

Last weekend, in an attempt to see if the sorority life was for me, I decided to attend formal fall recruitment. I hadn’t gone through recruitment as a freshman. Admittedly, I was skeptical about sororities. I had just graduated from an all-girls high school, which I loved, but I was ready for a different experience. […]

Saumya Narechania: Who’s reading what?

I know I wrote my previous piece on the media but I have a new complaint. Don’t worry just yet, though; I’m not Al Gore – I do more than one issue. And I’m not John Madden – I can talk about different aspects of the same issue. My latest complaint with the modern media […]