October 27, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 21

Stories from the October 27, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Pioneering professor wins award

William Chambliss has worked with prisoners on a farm, interviewed opium farmers in Thailand and tackled police corruption in Seattle. For all this and his attributions to the field of sociology, the American Sociology Association awarded the sociology professor a Lifetime Achievement Award. Chambliss’ drive to expose the problems and patterns of power in American […]

Foreign students sharpen writing skills

The University Writing Center’s small conference table was almost completely full with nine non-native English-speaking students on Friday. They ranged from freshmen to graduate students, but all came with one thing in common: a desire to learn how to write well in English. The meeting was part of a new program that reaches out to […]

Alex Byers: Unity Ball misses its mark

I hadn’t planned on attending the Student Association’s Unity Ball Saturday. Peer pressure got to me though, and at the behest of a fraternity brother, I got a ticket and went to check it out. And you know what? I had a good time. There were plenty in attendance, the music was solid and everyone […]

Students flock to Unity Ball

Nearly 1,000 students dined, danced and drank at the Unity Ball held in the Capital Hilton this Saturday. The semiformal dance – which included a cash bar, catered appetizers and desserts – was designed to celebrate diversity on campus and commemorate the 150th anniversary of Greek-letter life on campus. Although the ball’s 1,000 tickets were […]

Inside our pages: A presidential photo policy

The Hatchet has gone highbrow, as you can see from the elegant sketch of University President Steven Knapp’s home on today’s page 3. No, we haven’t lost our photographers … or our minds. The Knapps do not allow photography in 1925 F Street – even during Friday’s “Open House.” The reason for this, according to […]

Knapps open new house to public

Related: Inside our pages: A presidential photo policy The doors to University President Steven Knapp’s new home opened to the public for the first time on Friday, at a low-key event showcasing the extensive renovations to the historic building. Guests sipped warm cider, listened to a classical pianist and mingled with presidential administrative fellows and […]

Obama supporters rally in D.C.

D.C. politicians warned backers of Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama in front of Democratic National Committee’s headquarters Saturday that they should not sit on their laurels in the waning days of the campaign. Led by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., many local leaders voiced their support and confidence in Obama, but they also cautioned […]

J Street union fights Sodexo over firings

A local union representing employees of J Street is in legal mediations with Sodexo – the company that runs dining services at GW – over allegations that Sodexo laid off union workers under false pretenses. It is the second grievance filed in the past year, both of which concern the subcontracting of the WOW Wingery […]

Muslims discuss Islam and homosexuality

Web Extra A variety of opinions on the subject of Islam and homosexuality led to a heated debate at the Marvin Center Sunday night. Panelist Amal Amireh, professor of women and gender studies at George Mason University, said there are many homosexual Muslims that practice Islam, adding that it is important to speak for these […]

Gift to honor local legend

Seniors have voted to donate a portion of their class gift to a scholarship that helps pay for textbook costs and a plaque, both in honor of Old Man Schenley, a campus mainstay who died last year. The Senior Class Gift Committee announced last Thursday that the legacy gift of the Class of 2009 will […]