October 19, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 19

Stories from the October 19, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Colin Powell presents inaugural public service award

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell presented GW alumna and Undersecretary for Veterans Affairs Tammy Duckworth with the inaugural Colin Powell Public Service Award Thursday night at the Museum of American History. The award was presented to Duckworth during the event – titled “A Celebration of Service” – which recognized the role that GW and […]

Justin Guiffre: Don’t EMeRG me, bro!

This is the second column in a three-part series on GW’s medical amnesty policy. Last week, the author discussed need lack of a true amnesty policy at GW. Next week, the author will lay out the basic criteria for a rewrite of the policy, discussing the positive and negative changes made this year. E-MeR-G-ed [i-mur-juh-id] […]

Medical students treat low-income patients at clinic

In the evenings after class, Deborah Akinniyi packs up her bags to go to work in a part of D.C. that most GW students never see. Cigarette butts litter the streets, signs offering quick cash for paychecks and promises of stimulus money yet to come decorate the part of Seventh Street near Bread for the […]

Ceremony dedicates renamed dorm

Older students trying to find “New Hall” on a map may be a little confused, now that the building has been officially dedicated in a ceremony as Philip S. Amsterdam Hall. Students, alumni, University President Steven Knapp, former President Steven Joel Trachtenberg, and several members of the Board of Trustees gathered Saturday in the lobby […]

Foggy Bottom Block Party held despite lousy weather

Correction appended Web Exclusive Representatives from all walks of Foggy Bottom life congregated in the cold weather in the small park near the Foggy Bottom Metro Stop Sunday for the seventh annual Neighborhood Block Party, sponsored by GW-backed community group FRIENDS. “[The block party] is a joint activity with neighbors and the university as a […]

Pakistani diplomat addresses challenges

Developing democracy in Pakistan is the only way the country will know peace and security, the Pakistani ambassador to the United States said at an Elliott School event Thursday evening. More than 200 students and faculty members filled the Harry Harding Auditorium for a discussion sponsored by the Elliott School’s Ambassadors Forum to address the […]

Former candidate speaks at YAF event

Islamic radicalism poses a threat to the U.S. and immigration laws should be made stricter, former U.S. Congressman Tom Tancredo said Thursday night in the Marvin Center Amphitheater. Tancredo was the keynote speaker for Islamo-Facism Awareness Week, hosted annually by the GW chapter of the Young America’s Foundation. Tancredo, a former Republican presidential candidate, expanded […]

Science foundation awards two research teams $1.5 million

Web Exclusive The National Science Foundation has awarded two research teams in the School of Engineering and Applied Science almost $1.5 million to continue bionanotechnology and molecule interaction research. Professor Rahul Simha and his colleagues, professors Chen Zeng and Yongwu Rong, will receive almost $1.2 million over the next four years from the NSF for […]