September 28, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 13

Stories from the September 28, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Justice will speak at law school

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will be the keynote speaker at the GW Law Review Symposium, the school’s dean announced last Monday. The symposium will begin Thursday, Oct. 15 and is traditionally a two-day event with several speakers and discussion panels. Tickets to the symposium will be distributed to select Law School students, faculty and […]

Outside rentals end for Marvin Center space

All Marvin Center space will now be exclusively reserved during the academic year for student- and University-sponsored events, the University announced Friday evening. In the past, outside organizations could pay to reserve rooms in the Marvin Center but, beginning Oct. 1, the space “will be reserved solely for student and University-sponsored events,” University spokeswoman Michelle […]

Fans swarm Mall for book festival

Rainy weather did not prevent more than 120,000 booklovers from showing up on the National Mall for the 2009 National Book Festival, sponsored by the Library of Congress. More than 70 authors and illustrators participated in the festival. Hundreds of people crowded around themed pavilions to hear big-name authors like John Grisham, Jodi Picoult, Lois […]

Thousands receive flu shots at clinic

More than 2,100 students, faculty and staff members – including University President Steven Knapp – turned out to receive a seasonal influenza vaccine at the first flu shot clinic of the season last week. The four-hour-long clinic was the first of five free seasonal flu shot clinics that the University will offer this year, and […]

GW may combine three residence halls

Three of the University’s oldest residence halls may be combined into one new residence hall, a University administrator confirmed last week. Robert Chernak, senior vice president for Student and Academic Support Services, said on Monday that one part of the University’s 20-year campus plan includes prospective plans to combine the Schenley, Crawford and West End […]

CDs, CRs face off in health care debate

Members of the GW College Democrats and College Republicans engaged in a fiercely partisan debate on health care reform Thursday night in the Marvin Center Amphitheater. Seniors Eshawn Rawlley and Dan Curran represented the CDs, while seniors Brandon Hines and Andrew Clark represented the CRs. Professor Derek Malone-France, who teaches University Writing courses, moderated the […]

Can sculptures compete at Shops at 2000 Penn

The guidelines for the structures are simple. Tape and Velcro may be used, but the sculpture must be self-supporting – and entirely made of cans. About 45,000 cans of food were used in sculptures this year for Canstruction, an annual design competition and food drive celebrating its 11th year. The competition, held at the Shops […]

Neighbors upset as city reportedly chooses apartments for historic site

Community groups are in an uproar this week after a D.C. government office reportedly selected Equity Residential, the company behind the 2400 M St. apartments, to develop the Stevens Elementary School site. Groups like the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2A, who backed another proposal and say they fear another dorm-like apartment building filled with students, have […]

Latino showcase fundraises for health care organization

As part of the month-long Latino Heritage Celebration, the Organization of Latino American Students joined forces with the Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students last week to host their annual benefit showcase to raise money for La Clínica del Pueblo. Senior Krystal Warner, president of OLAS, and senior Elizabeth Acevedo, a slam poet, served as masters […]

City applies for stimulus funds to remake K Street

D.C. Department of Transportation officials submitted a proposal for key stimulus grants Friday to build a new K Street Transitway, a major project that would affect K Street from Mount Vernon Square to Washington Circle. The proposal, made for a grant from the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) discretionary fund, is essential for the […]