October 23, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 20

Stories from the October 23, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Indian venue closes at J Street

Students looking to satisfy their cravings for chicken curry or butter naan will have to look outside of J Street now that Sangam has closed. Sangam, the Indian restaurant formerly located next to Little Italy, unexpectedly closed almost two weeks ago. Nancy Haaga, managing director of Campus Support Services, said the closure was part of […]

Unity Ball will cost $50,000

A semiformal ball this Saturday designed to celebrate diversity and Greek-letter life on campus will cost more than $50,000, with at least $20,000 coming from student fee allocations, according to Student Association documents and event planners. The Unity Ball will be held at the Capital Hilton Hotel with the dual goal of commemorating the 150th […]

SMHS creates new Va. campus degree

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences announced Friday that they will offer a second undergraduate degree at GW’s Virginia Campus starting next fall. The second-degree bachelor of science nursing program requires students to complete a primary degree before admission. The new major will supplement the department of nursing education that SMHS created in 2005 […]

Tom Braslavsky: Obama would not approve

A week after a couple of my roommates had posted a “McCain for President” sign on the door of our Thurston room, someone tore it down. A couple days after they posted a second sign, someone defaced it by drawing an inappropriate body part. A few days later, this poster too was torn down. So […]

Alumnus campaigns for Senate

More than 30 years after moving into a room in Thurston Hall, GW alumnus and former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner hopes to move into the Senate office buildings this January. Warner, a Democrat, is favored to beat Republican Jim Gilmore in the November election for one of the Virginia Senate seats and return to D.C. […]

GW Amnesty International: A new way to advocate

This op-ed was written by the GW Amnesty International executive board. As the executive board of GW’s chapter of Amnesty International, we have always been concerned with abuses of human rights across the globe. But as the world continues to develop and modernize, human rights abuses have only become more prevalent. A greater human ability […]

Staff Editorial: GW Medical School on life support

The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences needs 100 CCs of credibility – stat. Just over a week ago, the University announced that GW Medical School was being put on probation by its accrediting body, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, for “noncompliance” with basic standards. Of the 130 U.S. and 17 Canadian medical […]

Jewish org provides new options

Chabad GW, an organization dedicated to supporting orthodox Jewish life on campus, held its inaugural event last week, drawing more than 300 students to Kogan Plaza for a celebration of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. Nationally, GW has the eighth largest percentage of Jewish students on a college campus, according to statistics gathered by Hillel. […]

Local thefts rise in October

GW and city police forces are reporting a spike in thefts this fall, and officials said it is likely because people are not securing their valuables. With more than a week left in October, 30 percent more thefts have been reported to the University Police Department this month than the same month last year. The […]

Justin Guiffre: Pandering produces problems

After reading Monday’s Hatchet story “Univ. reduces class capacities” (Oct. 20, p. 1) I spent the rest of my day sitting in my numerous 20- and 50-person classes thinking about which one among us would be getting the axe next semester when registering. OK, so I don’t have any Monday classes capped at 20 or […]