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.

Ben’s Chili Bowl founder celebrated

Hundreds of people gathered Friday to honor the late Ben’s Chili Bowl founder Ben Ali, who was known as much for his big smile and sharp tongue as he was for his chili half-smokes. Ali, 82, passed away Oct. 8 from congestive heart failure. Friends, family and community figures like D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty and […]

Staff Editorial: Lacking a director

Earlier this month GW finished its yearly review of its alcohol amnesty policy, much of which was influenced by last year’s passing of Laura Treanor. With as comprehensive a review as the University said it completed, we would expect there to be a director of the University’s Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Education – […]

Staff Editorial: Colonials Invasion drums up school spirit

This past Friday not only marked the start of GW’s annual Colonials Weekend, but also the annual basketball preseason kickoff known as Colonials Invasion. The event proved an overall success, an indication of just how spirited GW students can be despite the oft-mentioned lack of unity. The quality of Colonials Invasion was the primary reason […]

Thomas Friedman will speak on campus

Best-selling author and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman will speak on campus next semester, the University announced Friday. Friedman will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 21, but the location of the “lecture” and information regarding tickets is not yet available, Assistant Vice President for communications Sarah Baldassaro said. The event will be free […]

Steven Knapp: Doubling the impact

George Washington envisioned a great university in the capital of the nation he did so much to create. He wanted to attract students from all the former colonies so that, together, they might overcome their regional prejudices and forge a new identity as citizens of the nation as a whole. Today, we are that university, […]

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 […]