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.

Students rally against Proposition 8

Banners that read “STR8 Against H8” and “Out of the Closets, Into the Streets” stood out in a sea of rainbow-colored clothing as students and alumni joined thousands of other gay rights protesters on the National Mall Saturday. Less than two weeks after California voters passed Proposition 8, a measure banning same-sex marriage in the […]

Bozeman leads women to victory

If you didn’t know beforehand, you probably wouldn’t have pegged Tiana Myers as a freshman. The first-year guard sat attentively behind the microphone at the post-game press conference Saturday, poised and polished, as she discussed the GW women’s basketball team’s 75-56 season-opening victory over UMBC that afternoon. There was no uncertainty or hesitation in her […]

Group raises awareness about D.C. biking

Web Extra As the Friday evening rush hour traffic began to clog the streets around Dupont Circle, a group of more than 50 bikers began their ride to bring greater visibility and acceptance to alternate forms of transportation in the District. Critical Mass D.C. is a movement of bikers who ride through downtown streets during […]

Campus Calendar

Monday German Movie Night featuring The Counterfeiters Come watch the screening of a movie that won an Academy Award for the best foreign language film. 8 p.m. Marvin Center Amphitheater Public Comment with UPD Give feedback about the University Police Department at a public comment hearing that UPD must hold as part of its reaccreditation […]

Divine schooling

Perhaps it was fate that brought Sister Mary Gretchen and Sister Mara Lester to Foggy Bottom. After all, Midwestern nuns are somewhat of a rare breed at GW’s medical school. But last year, when their religious order in Michigan assigned them to become physicians, the two traveled to the nation’s capital. Now they study at […]

An ugly win, but a win nonetheless

Alex Ellis/photo editor Two years ago, after one of the best seasons in program history, the men’s basketball team opened the year with a 73-60 win at Boston University’s Agganis Arena. In that game, then-senior point guard Carl Elliott dominated both ends of the floor, scoring 25 points and shutting down BU’s best player late […]

Snapshot: Powelling Around

courtesy Ben Solomon Attorney and former Clinton adviser Vernon Jordan, former Secretary of State Colin Powell and Time Warner Chairman Richard Parsons talk at Jack Morton Auditorium. Parsons was honored by PBS’s “HistoryMakers” on Saturday.

Delta Tau Delta initiates first class at GW in four years

After a four-year absence from GW, Delta Tau Delta initiated their first pledge class of 57 members last week in a public ceremony held in the Marvin Center. Members of American University’s chapter of Delta Tau Delta and fraternity alumni assisted in the chapter’s recolonization. The fraternity, which was suspended by the University in 2004 […]

Staff Editorial: Promoting public service a worthwhile goal

GW consistently places in the top ranks nationwide of graduates being accepted to service programs like Teach for America and the Peace Corps. Maybe soon, GW students will not have to take a huge hit to their pocketbooks to be so socially conscious. Last week, The Hatchet reported that the University has begun to develop […]