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.

Slice of Life: Proud to be an American

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 […]

Joining forces for ‘soul work’

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 […]

‘Google Bus’ helps students switch to GWMail accounts

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 […]

From GW to Hollywood

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.

Family donates $10 million for cancer research at SMHS

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 […]

What’s the deal with… The Odd Fellows building?

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 […]

The Pulse: Professors share reactions to first presidential debate

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 […]

Campus Calendar

Monday A Discussion and Film on Lawrence v. Texas Watch a screening of “Overruled,” followed by a discussion with the attorneys who argued the historic sodomy law case before the Supreme Court. 6 p.m. Burns Hall, Room 505 Erev Rosh Hashanah Services Celebrate the Jewish New Year with Hillel. 5:15 p.m., Conservative service at Marvin […]

Wilson backs justice organization

Rainn Wilson stepped out of his popular “The Office” character Dwight Schrute at Lisner Auditorium on Sunday afternoon to promote a legal advocacy group for women and girls who have experienced gender-based violence or discrimination. Around 600 to 700 tickets were sold to members of the GW community and the general public for the Alumni […]