October 26, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 21

Stories from the October 26, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Former child soldier shares story

Grace Akallo was kidnapped from her school at age 15 and forced into a life of drugs, war, violence and rape in her home country of Uganda. She told her story alongside world-renowned humanitarian Leora Kahn in the Jack Morton Auditorium Thursday. Akallo was kidnapped by rebels and forced to fight in the Uganda’s Lord’s […]

Weather dampens attendance at off-campus festival

Web Exclusive Rain showers and clouds cut attendance at the performance-packed Race and Festival for World Peace just off-campus Saturday. The event featured a five-kilometer run and performances by different multi-cultural groups that presented varied pieces like Spanish Flamenco dance and African drumming. “The goal of today is to raise awareness of Sister Cities and […]

Staff Editorial: An unnecessary battle

A battle has been raging between FoBoGro, the new grocery store to be located on F Street, and the West End Citizens Association, a neighborhood advocacy group. WECA is opposing the store’s proposed operating hours and its plans to act as a delicatessen. Having baseless complaints, WECA should raise its white flag on this issue. […]

Justin Guiffre: Moving beyond “shamnesty”

Editor’s note: This is the final column in a three-part series on GW’s medical amnesty policy. Two weeks ago, the author discussed the lack of a true amnesty policy at GW. Last week, the author drew a comparison between other universities’ policies and those of GW and discussed the necessary inclusion of drug use in […]

Sans Stadler, Colonials drop close one

The GW men’s soccer team had trailed for 53 of the game’s 59 minutes Sunday against second-place Dayton when senior Erick Perez-Segnini took possession of the ball from 25 yards out, dribbling through a trio of Flyers and into the box. He looked up and saw an opportunity in front of him and blasted a […]

Campuses to be wireless by November

All three GW campuses – Foggy Bottom, Mount Vernon and the Virginia Campus – will be completely wireless by the end of October, ending a multi-year process started by Information Systems and Services, a University official said this week. David Steinour, GW’s chief information officer, said the project would be completed this month, albeit behind […]

Friends report student missing

Editor’s note: Gethers no longer missing; returned shortly before 8 a.m. Monday. Updates on the Newsroom. Original story: City and University police have launched a missing persons investigation for GW student Royal Gethers after friends reported that the senior has been missing since just before 2 a.m. Saturday. Lt. Ralph Neal of the Metropolitan Police […]