October 16, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 18

Stories from the October 16, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Official Schedule

Although The Hatchet has plenty of recommendations for things to do with your parents off campus, here is a selection of the University’s offerings for Colonials Weekend 2008. Larger size.

City Paper focuses on Web after owner files for bankruptcy

Two weeks after the Washington City Paper’s parent company filed for bankruptcy, its editor said the weekly newspaper is focusing its energy on the Internet and is “more lively than ever.” On Sept. 29, Creative Loafing Inc., which owns the City Paper and five other papers across the country, announced that it had filed Chapter […]

No GWorld – No Problem!

Colonials Weekend might be the only three days during the school year when GW students can put their GWorlds to rest. The following restaurants are sure to satisfy students and families alike. Georgetown: Chopsticks Location: 1073 Wisconsin Ave., N.W. Cost: $10-$20 per person This adorable sushi restaurant is an ideal place for dinner after taking […]

Institute of Medicine taps SMHS global health professor

A GW Medical Center professor – renowned for his efforts to develop vaccines against tropical diseases – was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, the University announced Monday. The prestigious group offered membership to Peter Hotez, a global health professor and chair of the department of microbiology, immunology and tropical medicine, […]

SA senator plans to introduce legislation to overhaul constitution

Correction appended A Student Association senator said on Wednesday that he hopes to overhaul the organization’s constitution, restarting a similar effort from three years ago. Sen. Nick Polk (U At-Large), a sophomore, sent an e-mail to four former members of the SA and one current member announcing his intention to reintroduce a revised constitution that […]

Beyond the Mall: Some of D.C.’s best museums

National Portrait Gallery Colbert Report fans may remember this museum as the only one that would include the comedian’s portrait in one of their exhibits, just a few feet away from that of President George Washington. Although Colbert’s portrait has since been removed, the museum still tells the story of America through portraits of a […]

Crime Log

Drug Law Violation 10/7/08 – Potomac House – 1:05 a.m. – case closed While on patrol, a University Police Department officer smelled marijuana in a room of the residenc e hall. The officer notified the community director and an administrative search was conducted. The residents were not in the room, and about one ounce of […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Saddam Hussein trial judge to speak at GW Ra’id Juhi Hamadi Al Saedi will speak at the Law School about his experiences during Saddam Hussein’s trial. 4 p.m. Law School, Room B505 Friday Robin Williams performs The comedian and actor will perform a stand-up comedy show for parents and students. Tickets are sold out […]

A kid-friendly guide to D.C.

Here are some fun D.C. activities that are perfectly suited for a younger sibling — or just your kid at heart. The Washington Monument: One of the best views of D.C. is said to be from the top of the 555-foot Washington Monument. Free tickets are can be picked up at the monument (though you […]

Ah, the theater!

The department of theater and dance will be presenting the New Plays Festival this coming weekend. The New Plays Festival, which premiered last weekend, is composed of four plays written, directed and starring students. This is the festival’s second year. “I don’t think playwrights last year understood how great it was until they saw it,” […]