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.

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 […]

Ten townhouses labeled problematic

Ten student-occupied townhouses have been placed on a University-maintained “problem property list” due to complaints regarding noise, trash or other nuisances. A property must have had at least four complaints logged against it to make the list, said Michael Akin, executive director of the Office of Government, International and Community Relations. That office maintains the […]

Author Deepak Chopra sheds light on mind, body and soul

Web Exclusive Renowned self-help guru Deepak Chopra spoke at the Lisner Auditorium Friday about his book, “Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul” on how to “create a new you.” Chopra, an author with more than 50 books to his name, focused on his understanding of the relationship between the mind, body, soul and the consciousness. […]

Metro stations start cell service

Students have another place to tap away on their iPhones, BlackBerrys and other cell phones – inside the Metro. As of 5:30 a.m. Friday, Metrorail riders can receive calls, texts and access the Internet at the 20 busiest Metro stations, including the Foggy Bottom station. Before Friday, only people with Verizon Wireless had service on […]

Fresh, easy recipes for fall

Ramen Noodles, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and Easy Mac can only go so far during midterms. Try these easy and tasty recipes for something more satisfying than meals in weeks past. Don’t feel like sharing? These recipes make for great leftovers all week long. Stadium Style Sausage and Peppers serves 2 Cooking time: 25 […]

Solar Decathlon runs without sun

Team Germany came out on top in a college competition to create solar-powered homes on the National Mall this past week. The Solar Decathlon, an event sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, involved 20 teams from around the world competing in 10 mini competitions with the goal of promoting renewable energy. DOE spokesman John […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Rep. John Conyers to speak at CDs event Long-serving chairman of the Judiciary Committee Rep. John Conyers will speak to the College Democrats. Alumni House, 1918 F St. | 7 p.m. Tuesday Career fair for Professional Schools of International Affairs Students interested in careers in international affairs can attend this Elliott School event and […]

Convict to Colonial: Ten years for a crime he didn’t commit

The small single in Mitchell Hall, with its spare white walls and utilitarian furniture, reminded him uncomfortably of another small, solitary room on the other side of the country, in another world altogether. The difference was that he came to this room, and to GW, by the freedom of choice. That other room was in […]

Equal employment statement amended

The GW Board of Trustees voted unanimously Friday morning to amend the University’s equal employment opportunity statement to include “gender identity or expression.” Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Donald Lehman and Senior Vice President and General Counsel Beth Nolan recommended to the Committee on Academic Affairs during a meeting on Thursday that the University […]