November 24, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 29

Stories from the November 24, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

University launches revamped Campus Advisories Web site

Campus Advisories – the principal method the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management uses to communicate with students – has undergone a renovation to better assist students in emergency and non-emergency situations. After six years of continuous development and improvement, changes to the Web site have consolidated important information, links, and contacts into one […]

Students take field trip to Prague

Most field trips for GW classes require a Metro farecard, but passports were necessary for 13 students in an English course this fall. The class, “Transnational Film Studies and LGBTQ Cultures,” taught by professor Robert McRuer, went to the Czech Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in Prague, Czech Republic for a global approach to learning […]

Protesters rally for Obama to improve AIDS policies

Web Extra President-elect Barack Obama’s campaign message of hope resonated with advocates of reformed AIDS policies who made their voices heard in front of the White House Thursday afternoon. Event organizers estimated that about 35 organizations from New York, Philadelphia, Miami and the District gathered at McPherson Square and traveled to Pennsylvania Avenue to urge […]

Motion as a movement

Students and faculty used movement this weekend to make a point. DanceWorks, the Dance and Theater Department’s semi-annual showcase, was presented last Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Betts Theater, on the first floor of the Marvin Center. Performances featured modern choreography by faculty, students and guest artists, like New York-based Heather McArdle. McArdle was invited […]

Univ. to sell 1,200 extra inaugural ball tickets

Thursday, November 27 The University will release 1,200 additional Inaugural Ball tickets this week to people on a wait list which has swelled to more than 1,500. Officials secured additional space at the Omni-Shoreham Hotel for the Jan. 20 event, which already has 4,000 confirmed guests. In addition to four ballrooms, they have booked the […]

Women’s basketball can’t overcome Tennessee

Tuesday, December 2 It isn’t March, but the GW women’s basketball team looked like Cinderella Tuesday night. The Colonials showed up prepared to dance with a powerhouse squad that plays above the level they’re used to seeing, and as the night wore on, GW hit some magic shots to stay in it. But as is […]

GW men’s basketball wears out short-handed UMBC, 70-64

Thursday, November 27 The GW men’s basketball game against UMBC wasn’t decided by skill, size and ability as much as it was determined by one unavoidable human condition: fatigue. That and a well-timed trick of the trade. With a deep bench and up tempo style of play, the Colonials (3-1) wore down the short-handed Retrievers […]

CCAS, SEAS launch Institute for Nanotechnology

A recently launched Institute for Nanotechnology at GW will investigate a developing science that studies objects 1/100,000th the size of a strand of hair. In a partnership between the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Institute for Nanotechnology will research atoms at the nano level and […]

Smithsonian American history museum reopens after renovation

After two years and more than $85 million in renovations, prominent figures reopened the Smithsonian National Museum of American History to the public on Friday with more treasures from America’s past. More than 100 people gathered in front of the museum before the doors opened at 10 a.m. for the ribbon-cutting ceremony, which included former […]

Students honor hate crime victims

On Thursday night about 25 students gathered in the cold in Kogan Plaza surrounded by candlelight as they took turns reading the names of transgender hate crime victims. For National Transgender Remembrance Day, members of Allied in Pride, a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning student organization, held a vigil commemorating transgender students around the […]