October 15, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 18

Stories from the October 15, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

White House offers garden tours

Visitors to the District wanting to check out the White House’s famed gardens will get their chance this weekend with two days of the sought-after tours. Tours of the White House grounds, including a new garden planted by first lady Michelle Obama, will be offered on Saturday and Sunday. The opportunity coincides with GW’s Colonials […]

Word on the Street

With the Board of Trustees meeting being held this week, we asked students what they thought were the most pressing issues at GW. Here is what they had to say… “Mainly the advising process for incoming freshmen needs to be looked at, the school needs to do a better job of making sure they are […]

Go off the beaten path

During your first visit to GW, be it Colonial Inauguration or move-in, most parents take in the typical D.C. sites, like monuments and museums. When your parents come this weekend, show them what going to school in a city is all about by showing them the areas that make D.C. great. Take them on a […]

Professor grabs NIH grant

A chemistry professor has secured a grant for an estimated $720,000 from the National Institutes of Health to expand drug research on tuberculosis. Cynthia Dowd, who has explored the development of small molecules as a treatment for tuberculosis, was awarded the grant over stiff competition – only 1 percent of applications receive funding. Dowd said […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Democracy and the Uneven Playing Field Lucan Way, assistant professor of political science at the University of Toronto, will discuss governments and the delusion of democracy. Monroe Hall room 428 | 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday Program Board hosts Deepak Chopra World-renowned physician and author Deepak Chopra will speak to students at this free […]

Volleyball breezes past Morgan State

Wednesday’s match was not much of a challenge for the GW women’s volleyball team. In just 64 minutes, they cruised past Morgan State 3-0 with scores of 25-12, 25-9 and 25-17. “We were expecting a pretty solid win,” senior Katie Butz said. “We were definitely expecting to take care of our side.” Although the match […]

University to start ‘waste-to-energy’ program

GW plans to burn 3,500 tons of waste this year in hopes of eliminating the University’s solid waste carbon emissions. The 3,500 tons of waste produced each year at the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses will be converted into 1,800 megawatt hours of electricity, generating enough power to run 100 homes for an entire […]

Colin Powell to present new alumni award

Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell will present the first-ever George Washington University Colin Powell Public Service Award on Thursday at a ceremony at the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History. Powell, who received his master’s of business administration from GW in 1971, will personally present U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Undersecretary Tammy Duckworth […]

Jewish, Muslim students promote peace at 8th annual Interfaith Dinner

Web Exclusive The eighth annual Interfaith Dinner Wednesday night featured performances and foods from the Muslim and Jewish traditions and promoted a message of peace between world religions. “Our main goal is to begin a dialogue. The purpose of the event is not to solve all crisis between our two peoples but to show we […]

New counseling program addresses eating disorders

A new counseling program aimed at increasing awareness and treatment for those suffering from eating disorders has been initiated by the University Counseling Center. Two key components of the push, which encourages students with eating disorders or body issues to seek help, are an improved treatment plan and increased outreach to at-risk groups, including women […]