September 24, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 12

Stories from the September 24, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Law school adds new graduate degree

The GW Law School has added a new degree in national security and U.S. foreign relations law aimed at military and governmental employees. The degree, which is part of the school’s graduate program, currently has 12 students, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Gregory Maggs said. He added, however, that the program’s size is expected […]

Lafayette to close next year for upgrade

Lafayette Hall will be closed for more than a year starting this May while the University completes major renovations to the residence hall, a University administrator said this week. The planned upgrades will cost $10.5 million and will completely overhaul the interior of the building, which was built in 1926. “The renovated facility will be […]

Sports in Brief

Pair of volleyball players earns awards Sophomore Alyssa Valentine and freshman Candace Silva-Martin each earned individual honors from the Atlantic 10 for their play last week, the league announced Monday. Valentine, a setter and last year’s A-10 Rookie of the Year, was named the conference’s Co-Offensive Player of the Week after collecting 129 assists, 25 […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Flu vaccine clinic for seasonal flu Protect yourself from the seasonal flu with a free vaccination. Marvin Center Continental Ballroom | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia Listen to speakers discuss the future of international relations in Eurasia. RSVP required. Elliott School City View […]

Campaign manager speaks to CDs

David Plouffe, campaign manager of Barack Obama’s presidential run, discussed the difficulties their historic campaign faced and how he overcame them in the Jack Morton Auditorium Monday night. The event, hosted by the GW College Democrats, was sold out. During the speech, Plouffe gave the audience an inside look at Barack Obama as a person […]

A ‘fresh’ debut

With each new year, ambitious freshmen vie to make a name for themselves in the GW arts community. Between body meetings, org fairs and auditions, student theatre groups also vie for the best of these kids. But for Generic Theatre Company, chosen newbies have already been selected to perform in this weekend’s annual production, “The […]

Author praises ‘chick lit’ genre

Author Joanne Rendell joined students and faculty at Mount Vernon’s Post Hall Monday night to discuss her newest novel and the genre of “chick lit.” Rendell, author of “The Professors’ Wives Club,” said that while reading novels about academic life, she was dismayed by the lack of female professors as central characters. She also wanted […]

Ghost Light shines at the Black Cat

Despite the small turnout at the Black Cat Sunday night, post-rock group Ghost Light’s performance was as heartfelt as if the group was playing for a crowd of thousands. Ghost Light is not a conventional band by any means. The group’s repertoire consists largely of experimentation with “natural noises,” and there is no drummer. Most […]

University budgets relocation for UPD, Visitor’s Center

Two staples of the Foggy Bottom campus may receive new homes this year, according to the University’s capital budget. The University plans to spend $3.4 million to conduct renovations that include relocating both the University Police Department and the Visitor’s Center, though their destinations are not finalized, Alicia O’Neil, senior associate vice president for operations, […]