This past month, Manalle Mahmod has been eating breakfast after 6 p.m. But the senior, one of many students observing Ramadan, uses the word “breakfast” a bit more literally. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, during which Muslims cannot eat or drink during the daylight hours, which are reserved instead for religious […]
September 29, 2008
Volume 105, Issue 13
Stories from the September 29, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.
Web Extra An expensive phone bill is not the only pain caused by texting. Fervent texters also have to watch out for strained thumbs and other injured body parts, health experts said. As the thumbs of GW students flicker across their Blackberrys, flip phones and iPhones, two problems can occur. First, rather than looking both […]
Scattered throughout the Metro system, nondescript white posters celebrate the friendship between Germany and the United States and mark the 60th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift, when the U.S. saved West Berlin from starvation at the hands of the Soviet blockade in 1948. I’ll admit that my American pride has suffered a bit over the […]
Collin Stevenson is a cross-country runner, an international affairs student and an ROTC cadet. He also spends his Monday nights shaking awake D.C.’s homeless to deliver them a meal. The senior is involved in a ministry group called the Bethlehem Rebounders. The Rev. Harold Gray, who doubles as a professor at Howard University, started the […]
Despite rainy weather, representatives from Google Mail arrived in the “Google Bus” on Friday to show students and alumni how to operate the e-mail service. The event, hosted in the Marvin Center, featured free demonstrations on how to utilize new Google applications, such as documents, sites and calendar. Representatives from Student Technology Services were on […]
Judging by the number of students who attended a lecture on how to become a screenwriter Friday, GW students aspire to be more than just senators. Speaker Jason Filardi, a Hollywood screenwriter and 1993 graduate, has worked on such movies as “Bringing Down the House” and the upcoming “Seventeen Again.” The former English major said […]
The Hatchet erroneously reported in “Admins address local noise” (Sept. 25, p. 1) that University Police Department officers will be more likely to knock on a townhouse door, as long as the townhouse is within UPD’s jurisdiction. Since they are not exercising police authority, UPD’s jurisdiction is irrelevant.
A $10 million donation will expand cancer research, care and education at the GW Medical Center, University officials announced Wednesday. The contribution from Cyrus and Myrtle Katzen is the largest individual gift in the history of the University and its medical center. “This is an extraordinary gift from Dr. and Mrs. Katzen which we hope […]
Students might not notice it after an exhausting workout at HellWell, but the domed building on the corner of 24th and G streets is the Friendship Lodge for the D.C. chapter of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The group traces its lineage back to the international Order of Odd Fellows, which has been active […]
Sarah Binder Political science professor “I don’t think there was a clear winner on either side. McCain had more fluency on foreign affairs and Obama was tough on the economic situation and tying McCain to the Bush administration, but I don’t think there was a knockout winner overall.” James Goldgeier Political science and foreign affairs […]