October 5, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 15

Stories from the October 5, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Gelman receives grant for digitization

The Gelman Library System was awarded a $400,000 grant to digitize its special collection of literature on the Middle East, a library administrator said last week. Gelman holds a joint collection of Middle Eastern works with Georgetown’s Lauinger Library. Both libraries will work together to digitize the collection, said Martha Whittaker, head of technical services […]

Ranking the best pizza pies off campus

We’re taking the challenge off campus and into the heart of the District as we continue to try to find the best pizza in D.C. While you might have to take a Metro ride to get there, these places are worth the trip. (See our rankings from last week of pizzas on campus.) First Place: […]

Campus Calendar

Monday The War in Afghanistan: Prospects and Challenges A distinguished panel will discuss the security challenges from the war in Afghanistan. RSVP required. Elliott School Lindner Family Commons | 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday Flu kit giveaway Stay healthy during the flu season with a free flu kit. Thurston Hall Lobby | 11 a.m. to […]

Staff Editorial: In need of more Knapp time

On Saturday, University President Steven Knapp held a “State of the University” speech for visiting alumni. This event was a great opportunity for graduates who wish to have a sense of where their contributions will help lead the University. In contrast, Knapp has yet to provide the same understanding to current students. This lack of […]

Toby Lausin: Not feeling very Colonial

In high school, I used to sit, anxious, squirming in my chair for the 3:00 bell to ring so I could go home and start getting ready for the game. This was every Friday night for me: I would get in my uniform, go on the track and cheer on the Brush Arcs as they […]

Journalist tackles economic issues

Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist Steven Pearlstein tried to get to the bottom of global economic issues in a lecture at the Elliott School of International Affairs Friday afternoon. Pearlstein was invited by GW’s Institute for International Economic Policy to present a lecture aimed at questioning how much more work is necessary to mend global […]

Letters to the Editor

A bad marketplace I read Josh Akman’s “Surviving the LSATs” with great fondness for when I took the LSAT nearly four years ago. It’s certainly a complicated, painstaking process, applying to law school and all. I’d warn Josh, and every other GW senior looking to go to law school to seriously reconsider. If you think […]

Hard times change plans for alums

In the midst of one of the most dismal job markets the U.S. has seen in decades, several GW alumni have created their own success. Three recent alumni who started public relations firms in New York and Washington, D.C. say they are finding success, despite an economic climate that has decimated companies from the multi-billion […]

Law school plans for new building

University administrators are discussing development plans for a new, $31 million law school building and garage on the Foggy Bottom campus, officials said last week. The building would add classroom space for the law school and feature below-ground parking, which will be a treasured commodity once the University parking garage is demolished as planned in […]