October 29, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 21

Stories from the October 29, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Vanderbilt adopts newspaper program started by SA at GW

If imitation is the greatest form of flattery, then the readership program at GW should be blushing. When members of the student governing body at Vanderbilt University heard of the Student Association-sponsored GW readership program they contacted SA leaders for advice on how to implement the program in Nashville – one that makes free copies […]

Horowitz defends event

Conservative author David Horowitz defended his views and lashed out against GW’s administration at a speech on campus Thursday night, one day after he was booed off stage at Emory University. Horowitz is the organizer of a nationwide event to raise awareness about radical Islamic states – Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week. The week garnered national attention […]

Baseball Bliss: Boston Wins

Ryder Haske/assistant photo editor (from left to right) John Lancaster, David Young and Patrick Pho celebrate the Boston Red Sox 2007 World Series victory at Rhino Bar in Georgetown. The sweep of the Colorado Rockies gives the Red Sox its second title this decade.


In “Prospective GW blood donors lack required nutrients” (Oct. 8, p. A1), The Hatchet misquoted the person who stated that “GW needs to improve dining hall facilities to have a greater range of food options.” Senior Kelly Berwick said this, not Kara Williams.

George Clooney and other actors film movie on campus

George Clooney and other celebrities were on campus this weekend filming scenes for an upcoming film titled “Burn After Reading.” The film is being directed by the Coen Brothers and features Brad Pitt, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand and Tilda Swinton. On Sunday afternoon, McDormand was being towed in a car around the Elliott School area […]

Kidfest a success despite rain

Web Extra Despite showers that pushed the seventh annual Kidsfest indoors, about 50 student organizations welcomed families to a Halloween extravaganza in the Marvin Center Saturday. “Kids Fest is a great way for GW to foster a good relationship with the D.C. community because it’s a great opportunity for parents who work to see their […]

Students, locals shop at church

Students and community members went bargain hunting on G Street last week, at the annual United Church rummage sale. The sale is held annually in the basement of the church on 20th at G streets. Up for sale were used clothing and household goods – all at competitive prices. Students made the majority of customers […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Iraq: Today’s Reality, Tomorrow’s Horizons Join a distinguished panel of Iraq experts as they discuss the country’s future and the possibilities for peace. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Lindner Family Commons, Room 602, 1957 E St. Sponsored by the Middle East Policy Forum and Exxon Mobil Tuesday Francis Fukuyama The famed author and international relations […]

Authors discusss ‘Merchant of Death’ at Elliot School

Web Extra Few people are familiar with Viktor Bout, but his business dealings have influenced world affairs for more than a decade. In sponsorship with the Security Policy Studies Program, the Elliot School welcomed Douglas Farah and Stephan Braun, co-authors of “Merchant of Death: Money, Guns, Planes, and the Man who Makes War Possible” last […]

Sleepless for the big screen

Operating on no sleep and countless cups of coffee while working feverishly to add the finishing touches with a fast-approaching deadline is a situation all too familiar to any college student. The final product a team of GW students rushed to finish recently was not a term paper, but an original film. The group of […]