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.


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 […]

Back from war, a new fight

Junior Kevin Blanchard was on patrol in the Iraq desert in June 2005 when a roadside bomb came up through the floorboard of his vehicle and took out his left leg below the knee. His injury resulted in an immediate airlift out of Iraq. He endured 30 surgeries and 13 months at Walter Reed Army […]

Actress returns to GW

Actress Kerry Washington had offers to attend several conservatory schools for theater, but wanted a liberal arts education that only GW could offer, she said at an Alumni Weekend event in the Marvin Center Saturday. The GW alumna – who starred in such films as “Ray,” “The Last King of Scotland” and “The Fantastic Four” […]

University sustainability grade improves

An environmental organization rated the University significantly higher in its College Sustainability Report Card last week, noting that the school’s biggest shortfalls now stem from its endowment. The Sustainable Endowments Institute, which surveys sustainability at 300 universities anually, gave GW a C+ in its third report card – up from last year’s D+. The news […]

City closes local homeless shelter

As the sun rose on Friday, crews moved in to load beds and tables onto trucks and board up the doors of the only homeless shelter in Northwest D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty ordered the shutdown of the all-male Franklin Shelter at 14th and K streets amid massive resistance from residents and the D.C. City Council, […]