January 26, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 35

Stories from the January 26, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Campus Calendar

Monday The Hunt and Capture of Saddam Hussein Students Defending Democracy host Lt. Col. Steve Russell, who will speak about his role in capturing Saddam Hussein in Iraq. 8:30 p.m. Marvin Center Amphitheater Tuesday The State of the Youth Vote: Engagement Beyond the Election Luke Russert, son of the late NBC News correspondent Tim Russert, […]

Medical school applications rise despite probation

Despite being placed on academic probation by its accrediting body, the School of Medicine and Health Sciences reported an increase in applications this year. Ava Flores, director of the medical school’s admissions, said that 13,856 students applied to the SMHS this year, a 3.2 percent increase over last year’s applications. Medical school administrators are pleased […]

Treanor was a positive and outgoing person

Friends and family of Laura Treanor said she was a positive, outgoing person, who was deeply committed to her sorority, writing and Catholic faith. Laura Treanor, 1989-2009 Friends remember Treanor at memorial service, Catholic Mass Cause of student’s death remains a mystery Treanor was a positive and outgoing person Laura Treanor: Pondering the Pope Clayton […]

Scalia judges moot court competition

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia presided over oral arguments in the championship round of the Law School’s Van Vleck Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition last week. The annual competition, which began in September, allows students to practice oral and written legal skills by researching cases, writing briefs and presenting oral arguments. Third-year law students Christina […]

Admissions stats favor early decision

Though overall applications to the University decreased slightly this year, the school saw a major shift in when people apply – with a vast number choosing early decision over regular admission. Total applications to the University decreased 2.3 percent this year, despite a 43 percent increase in early decision applicants, said Kathryn Napper, executive dean […]

Campus groups commemorate Roe v. Wade

Anti-abortion and abortion-rights groups on campus marked the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade Thursday. Several GW groups commemorated the occasion, holding rallies, celebrations and demonstrations around campus. The anniversary of Roe v. Wade came during President Barack Obama’s second full day of office. He called the Supreme Court decision a “sensitive and decisive issue,” […]

Students rally in support of Israel

Correction appended More than 100 students gathered in Kogan Plaza Thursday evening to show their support for Israel in the violent Gaza conflict that shook the country for several weeks. Wearing blue and white ribbons, the colors of the Israeli flag, students at the rally shared personal stories and experiences to defend Israel and what […]

National Security Archive seeks Bush e-mails

Just before the Bush administration left the White House, a judge ordered a search of all White House computers, giving the National Security Archive – housed in Gelman Library – a key breakthrough in a lawsuit they have led since 2007. A report by the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington uncovered that more […]

Keeping secrets

Can you keep a secret? Try keeping 300,000 of them. That’s what the sold-out crowd in Lisner Auditorium Friday night contemplated as Frank Warren, creator of PostSecret, spoke about his role as “America’s most trusted stranger” and how his community art project became an international phenomenon. PostSecret began about four years ago when Warren mailed […]