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.

Letters to the Editor

Risking our health Prior to the start of a recent class, a bunch of us were chatting about how many people we knew who had become ill recently. Once the professor arrived, she asked, “Is it the swine flu?” None of us could answer her question. Why is the University not testing for H1N1 flu? […]

A slice of Seoul

Soo Na Son makes the finishing touches to her outfit before going out on a weekend night. She meets up with her friends, hails a cab and tells the driver where to go for their nighttime destination. But Son, a junior, isn’t heading to one of the bars in Georgetown or the new go-to club […]

Search committee will look for student input

The chairman of the committee searching for the University’s new provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs said the group plans to solicit input from a variety of sources, including students through their Student Association representatives. The search for the combined position began earlier this month after Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Donald […]

Furniture that feeds

He seems like a pretty typical college junior – a blonde, well-built fraternity boy who loves to have fun. But Andrew Thal is a little different than most. While some juniors dream of big business, Thal has already created his. But his goal is not to put money in his own pocket. It’s to put […]

Ranking the best pizza pies on campus

Good pizza can be hard to come by in D.C., but we’re determined to find it. We’re putting on-campus pizza to the test to see where you can get the best slice of pie without leaving Foggy Bottom. Check out next week’s issue for best off-campus pizza. Let the tasting begin! First Place: Froggy Bottom […]

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 […]