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.

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 […]

MLK memorial fundraisers near goal

Web Exclusive They have a dream. And it’s almost a reality. In 1996, then-President Bill Clinton authorized Congressional legislation proposing the establishment of a Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in the District. More than a decade later, funding is nearly complete and planners hope to move forward with construction. The planned site for the memorial […]

Data center will get new home

On Thanksgiving night – while most of the GW community will be enjoying family, turkey and fall break – Information Systems and Services employees will be hard at work moving servers currently located in the Academic Center to the support building on F Street. The movement will cause major University technology outages for a 24-hour […]

SA falls short of communication goals

When Student Association President Julie Bindelglass promised to “take back the SA,” during last year’s campaign, she vowed that communicating with students would be the top priority of her new administration. “We definitely want to increase communication and that’s something that’s so easy to do within the first 50 days, first 100 days – during […]

Officials work to green shuttle service

If you want to get from Foggy Bottom to Mount Vernon, the always-running Vern Express is your best bet. But with the round-the-clock schedule for a fleet of large vans, how much does the transit service contribute to the University’s carbon footprint? Very little, Mount Vernon officials say. GW’s shuttle made up 0.44 percent of […]

Bookstore will begin to sell Greek items

Clarification appended The GW Bookstore will now offer students the ability to order Greek-letter apparel and accessories, Student Association President Julie Bindelglass announced at a Greek Week event on Wednesday. The bookstore will have product samples including a fabric swatch book, paddles, shirts, drink wear, bags and jackets in the store by the end of […]