November 19, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 27

Stories from the November 19, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Greek Week: Unrecognized fraternity raises second-highest sum for Walkathon

A fraternity unrecognized by the University raised the second highest amount of money of any organization that participated in Saturday’s annual Fannie Mae Help the Homeless Walkathon. About 50 Alpha Pi Epsilon (APES) brothers participated in Saturday’s fundraiser, collecting money from friends and family to “support beneficiary organizations that provide long-term solutions to homelessness in […]

As marshal, Kasle is master planner

Although she routinely dresses in ceremonial robes and leads important academic ceremonies such as Convocation and Commencement, University Marshal Jill Kasle found herself tackling a new event this fall: the inauguration of University President Steven Knapp. For more than 17 years, Kasle has served as University marshal, a largely ceremonial role that includes planning events […]

Thanksgiving without the homemade turkey

Instead of the usual turkey and stuffing, junior Jordan Teller’s Thanksgiving dinner menu will consist of pizza and beer. Teller, who is originally from Los Angeles, will be staying on campus this year for Thanksgiving. Teller, a three-year veteran of WRGW, is not going home because he will be broadcasting the GW men’s basketball game […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Busted Screening with Q&A Know your rights? Want to? Learn how to deal with police encounters and save yourself some trouble. The film teaches how to deal with stops, searches and warrants. Drinks will be provided. 7 to 9 p.m. Marvin Center 3rd floor Amphitheater Free Sponsored by GW ACLU and GW NORML American […]

GW expands service-learning reach

Web Extra Integrating community service into the classroom has expanded at GW recently, coming only months after a report suggested GW make service-learning a more central part of its curriculum. “Service and service-learning are becoming more and more common, introducing GW students to the concept of civic responsibility even before they start their college careers,” […]

Re:Mix holds panel on racial classifications

Racial classifications should not describe identity, said students participating in a panel discussion held by Re:Mix, The Racially and Ethnically Mixed Student Association. Re:Mix held the panel discussion Tuesday night as part of its Mixed Race Heritage Month celebration. Mixed race individuals have parents who are of two different races. Titi Williams-Davies, an MBA student […]

District fights hunger during the holidays

An increased poverty rate in the District has led at least one local charity to step up efforts to feed poor families this Thanksgiving. Bread for the City, a nonprofit organization, hopes to provide 13,000 low-income families with meals this holiday season. They hosted a telethon at the Old Post Office Pavillion Thursday to collect […]

Hunger banquet ‘heightens awareness’

Web Extra Making the new University president sit on the floor and eat with his hands does not seem like much of a welcome, but at the fifth annual Oxfam Hunger Banquet, that is exactly how Steven Knapp was received. Knapp joined fellow GW faculty, staff, students and community members Nov. 13 at the banquet […]

David Ceasar: The other president

Amid the formal pomp and circumstance of University President Steven Knapp’s inauguration Friday morning, a familiar – and somewhat inane – figure greeted a half-packed Smith Center. Donning a GW basketball cap in place of the more traditional mortarboard, Stephen Joel Trachtenberg made a borderline raucous entrance to the stage during the 17-minute-long processional. The […]

Mount Vernon shares sheep

Sunday night was the first time George and Noel had ever spent the night together. On Monday at sunrise the two, who rarely saw each other around the 500-acre estate, hopped in a red Ford pickup truck and left their friends, family and Virginia home behind. They were leaving the Mount Vernon they had come […]