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.

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 […]

Saturday blaze damages stores on 19th and M streets

A fire damaged several businesses near 19th and M streets on Saturday afternoon, forcing evacuations and closing streets for several hours. The blaze erupted around 12:30 p.m. at Penang restaurant on M Street, D.C. Fire Department spokesman Alan Etter said. The fire also damaged the nearby Chipotle, Starbucks and Porter Dining Saloon. No one was […]

Sororities battle in the ‘War of the Roses’

Web Extra The Pi Kappa Phi fraternity joined with six sororities on campus last week to raise money for disability awareness as part of the “War of the Roses.” Push America – a charity for people living with disabilities – will benefit from the $4,000 expected from the “War of the Roses,” which is named […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Grand Opening of the LGBTQ Resource Center Join members of the LGBTQ Resource Center for music, food and information. 10 a.m., reception at 4 p.m. Marvin Center 402 Tuesday Mindfulness Meditation Program Relax with students and the staff of the Health and Wellness Center. 9 a.m. Health and Wellness Center, 2nd Floor Multipurpose Room […]