October 6, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 15

Stories from the October 6, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

SA allocates record amount

The Student Association is slated to dole out roughly half of the money from the student fee account – more than $315,000 – this week to fund initial student organization operational costs. The largest allocations of the bill, which will be voted on at a Senate meeting Tuesday, will go to graduate student umbrella organizations, […]

Founding Farmers restaurant opens near campus

Students often walk by Kinkead’s Restaurant, their mouths watering with the temptation of spending the equivalent of three lunches on one crab cake. But those students now need only walk one more block to get the same satisfaction for half the price. Founding Farmers is a new farm-to-table restaurant at 19th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue […]

‘Oproma’ raises money for CD campaign trips

Web Extra King Barack and Queen Michelle were crowned at the Obama prom fundraiser, “Oproma,” hosted by the GW College Democrats on Saturday night. About 150 students ate, danced and socialized in the City View Room at in the Elliott School of International Affairs and watched senior James Jones and sophomore Jessica Gordon crowned Mr. […]

Virus hits Georgetown

Correction appended Nearly 200 Georgetown students were diagnosed with a highly contagious virus last week, prompting administrators to take widespread measures to contain the spreading illness. The outbreak began when students checked into the hospital with symptoms of what appeared to be food poisoning – including vomiting, diarrhea, fever and headache. The number of infected […]

Snapshot: Turkish Delights

Nick Gingold/senior staff photographer Members of the Silk Road Dance Company perform an Uzbek dance during Turkish Festival 2008 in Freedom Plaza Sunday afternoon. The festival was sponsored by the American-Turkish Association of Washington, D.C.

Legendary performer gives jazz lesson

Members of GW’s Latin Band jammed with world-renowned musician Paquito D’Rivera as he led a “master class” in jazz to a crowd of about 50 people in Phillips Hall early Friday afternoon. The master class gave the audience a chance to observe the nine-time Grammy Award winner, known for merging Latin music with jazz and […]

Two hundred freshmen pay for residence hall safes

More than a month after the University began offering locked safes in residence hall rooms, about 200 safes have been installed. The safes, which are sold through Safeplace USA at seven universities across the country, are promoted by the University Police Department as a way to abate residence hall theft. Of the students who had […]

Minority leader gives keynote address for Latino Heritage Month

Web Extra The “Nuestra America” Latino Heritage Celebration, organized by the Organization for Latino American Students, continued with a keynote speaker Thursday, following a series of events geared toward bringing together GW Latinos. The month of events, which continues into mid-October, has included performances, dinners and Thursday’s address by Jose Antonio Tijerino, CEO of the […]

Trinity University dean to lead College of Professional Studies

Kathleen Burke, the former dean of the Trinity University School of Professional Studies, will assume the deanship of GW’s College of Professional Studies on Oct. 20, officials announced last week. Burke will replace CPS’s founding dean, Roger Whitaker, who stepped down on Aug. 1 after serving for seven years. The growing school, which offers a […]

CDs and CRs gather to watch VP debate

Web Extra Political organizations from both sides of the aisle gathered in the Marvin Center on Thursday evening to mark the only vice presidential debate this election season. Hundreds of GW students came to watch the highly anticipated political event between vice presidential nominees Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., and Republican Gov. Sarah Palin. Masses of […]