November 17, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 27

Stories from the November 17, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Alumna, professor reportedly on Obama short list

Two members of the GW community are reportedly on short lists for top positions in President-elect Barack Obama’s new administration. The Chicago Tribune reported that alumna Tammy Duckworth may become the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Bloomberg News reported that professor Susan Wood is a contender for the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. […]

Andrew Clark: I voted ‘yes’ on Prop 8

I’m coming out of the closet: As a Californian, I voted yes on Proposition 8 to ban gay marriage. Not because of religious reasons and not because the Bible tells me to – rather, for entirely secular reasons. I don’t think gay marriage is something that California or the United States needs to pursue. First […]

GW campaigners reflect on election

For the students who took a semester off to work on political campaigns, the days of long hours, cold pizza and reams of voter contact sheets are over. Junior Peter Weiss, who joked that he subsisted for several months on “Cheetos and water” while he worked as a deputy field organizer for the Barack Obama […]

Staff Editorial: Concerns about UPD? Be involved in the process.

Ever since the University announced it was taking a serious look at arming the University Police Department, the floodgates were thrown open for complaints and criticisms of the department and the idea of giving its officers firearms. This page has already written an exhaustive analysis of the arming UPD situation as it currently stands, but […]

Faculty discuss science center

Members of the Faculty Senate presented a controversial plan on Friday to build a multimillion-dollar science center in the middle of campus, in one of the first concrete discussions about a project that would radically alter GW’s academic focus. The discussion comes almost two years after the body voted to make the facility their top […]

Museum to exhibit student’s office

Many GW students helped make history in their efforts to elect Barack Obama to the presidency. But senior Kyle Lierman will have elements from his campaign activities for the president-elect preserved for history. The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture will use items from a Falls Church, Va., field office run by […]

‘Spoon serves up opening win

Alex Ellis/photo editor BOSTON – Karl Hobbs walked swiftly down the court Friday night, ready to give Boston University head coach Dennis Wolff a congratulatory handshake. Nearly 5,000 Terrier fans were on their feet screaming after BU junior Corey Lowe made a layup in the final seconds of regulation play. There was just one problem. […]

Williams House honors leaders

On the surface, the George Washington Williams House is a student organization that serves as a center for Africana history and cultural promotion both nationally and in the District. But it is more than an umbrella organization for multicultural groups on campus, it’s a place where students come together as brothers and sisters. Students and […]

Surgeon general returns to GW

Kenneth P. Moritsugu, former acting surgeon general of the United States, credited the GW Department of Preventive Medicine and the diverse D.C. community for his rise to the top public health job in America at a talk on campus Thursday. Moritsugu spoke to GW students at the Alumni House as part of the “How do […]

Students honored for service abroad

Living in a dangerous area was just part of the job for graduate student Larissa Hotra and alumna Krystal Sirman during their time working for Survivor Corps this past summer. The two were recognized at an event Friday night at the Cranford House near Embassy Row that celebrated the international service of the 2008 Advocacy […]