October 20, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 19

Stories from the October 20, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Long-distance puppy love

For freshman Elise Chen, home is only a phone call away. It’s keeping in touch with Sammy, her collie-lab mix, that’s the problem. “I can talk to my dog on the phone, but I don’t get anything out of it,” Chen said. Chen is not the only student who misses her pet, an integral part […]

Hussein trial judge visits GW

The chief investigative judge for the trial of Saddam Hussein said that the legal proceeding for the former Iraqi dictator was “the biggest turning point in Iraqi history” on Thursday at the Jacob Burns Law Library. Ra’id Juhi Hamadi Al Saedi, who gave the annual Shulman Law School Lecture to about 80 students and lawyers, […]

University reduces class capacities

Correction appended A top University official said last week that GW is reducing class sizes to improve its ranking in US News & World Report’s annual list of the nation’s best universities. Class size is one of the elements used by US News to grade universities. In order to improve GW’s score for class size, […]

SMHS addresses recent probation

Following widely reported news last week that an accrediting body had put the School of Medicine and Health Sciences on probation, school officials appeared before the Board of Trustees on Friday to explain the decision and their plans for future improvements. The Liaison Committee on Medical Education, an organization recognized by the Department of Education, […]

Students host mock CSI workshop at crime museum

Four current and former graduate students are teaching a program that helps visitors at the Crime and Punishment Museum step inside the mind of a crime scene investigator. The forensic science students wanted to share their passion for the field and saw the museum as the perfect venue to teach people about crime scenes. The […]

Williams draws big laughs

“What the fuck is buff?” asked comedian Robin Williams during a sold-out show in the Smith Center Friday. “Supposedly, it’s the color of George Washington’s teeth.” Williams, who performed two shows as part of Colonials Weekend, incited near-continuous laughter from audiences with a routine peppered with sex and profanity. The 57-year-old comedian, best known for […]

Campus Calendar

Monday The Facebook, iPhone, MySpace, YouTube Generation: Understanding Generation ‘Now’ Discuss how today’s students will leave an impact on history and society. 7 p.m. Marvin Center 403 Tuesday Presidential Debate 2008 Hear the presidents of the College Republicans and Democrats debate the issues with The Hatchet’s editor in chief moderating. MC Continental Ballroom 8 p.m. […]

Joe Laliberte: A not-so-booming legacy

Our generation is, for lack of a better term, getting screwed. The baby boomers, a generation that most of our parents belong to, are going to leave us with well over $10 trillion in national debt. They are leaving us with an environment that is on the brink of disaster. In the prime of their […]

Univ. offers mobile mammograms

Cecilia Salinas and her husband, Jaime Galdames, have no money to pay for her mammograms. They send some of their earnings to their son in Chile and pay for the treatment of Salinas’s uterine cancer and thyroid problems, leaving nothing for the recommended annual screening. The couple received help on Friday from the GW Mammovan, […]

Lewis performs raunchy act at Lisner

Comedian and actor Richard Lewis promised an audience at Lisner Auditorium Saturday night that their lives would seem better and “your vaginas will be fuller and your penises will be longer” after they saw his performance. Covering a range of topics including religion, sex, politics and his own neuroses, Lewis played to a crowd familiar […]