January 15, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 33

Stories from the January 15, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Commencement planned for National Mall

For the fourth consecutive year, the University’s Commencement ceremony will take place on the National Mall. Although GW has filed the appropriate paperwork, the Park Service has not yet confirmed the event. University Spokeswoman Tracy Schario attributed this to presidential inauguration activities. “Our plan is to use the National Mall,” she said. Set for Sunday, […]

Crime Log

CRIME LOG Destruction 12/21/09 – Thurston Hall – case closed Someone drew an obscene picture on a resident’s door in Thurston. No suspects or witnesses Unlawful Entry 12/29/09 – 12:30 p.m. – Burns Law Library – case closed University Police Department officers responded to a call that there was a man in the law library […]

Medical school submits plan to remove probation

Correction appended The School of Medical and Health Sciences submitted the required plan to remove its probation in late December, a spokeswoman for the school said this week. The submission was two weeks ahead of the deadline set by the accrediting body, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, said Deborah Hudson, assistant vice president of […]

Snapshot: Urban Jungle

Harry Bergman/Hatchet photographer Sophomore Shelby Hickman waves to a student wearing a bear costume promoting GW TRAILS Wednesday afternoon.

Former speechwriters anticipate Obama inauguration

On Tuesday, President-elect Barack Obama will deliver a highly-anticipated inaugural address that will likely go down in history, and three former presidential speechwriters said in a panel discussion Thursday they have high expectations. The fifth and final installment of the “What Do We Do Now? A Workbook for the President-Elect” series featured Raymond Price, Walter […]

Man pleads guilty to assaulting bar employee

A New York man pleaded guilty Monday to attacking an bar employee with a bottle at McFadden’s Bar and Grill last month. David Casagrande, 21, was arrested on Dec. 13 on charges of assault with a deadly weapon for attacking Michael Stiltz, 23, who court documents state is an employee at McFadden’s. Around 1:30 a.m., […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Speech Writing and the Inaugural Address Marvin Kalb and Stephen Hess co-host three former presidential speechwriters, who will discuss how to craft an inaugural address. 4:30 p.m. Jack Morton Auditorium GW College Republicans Farewell Address Party Watch President George W. Bush’s farewell address with the CRs. 7:30 p.m. Marvin Center suite 411 Friday BBC […]

Progressives celebrate Obama at radio discussion in Lisner

It was billed as a celebration, but Sunday’s Obama RadioNation event in Lisner Auditorium was equal parts political rally and discussion. Fans of progressive talk radio gathered to hear from six different radio hosts and several other liberal luminaries. Hosted by longtime commentator Bill Press, Obama RadioNation was broadcast live on C-SPAN and radio stations […]

Professors aid journalists in Iraq

Professor Steven Livingston taught the first day of his introduction to political communication course via webcam from Iraq, with the sounds of bombs exploding in the background. Livingston and Sean Aday, professors in the School of Media and Public Affairs, spent winter break teaching Iraqi government spokespeople and journalists how to establish a more accountable […]