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.

Student volunteers robbed in Northeast

Participation in a volunteer program decreased this month after four students were robbed at gunpoint in Northeast D.C. while returning from a community service event late last month. The four students were held up at dusk near the Benning Road Metro station on Sept. 28, said Phyllis Ryder, the students’ professor. Two of the students […]

University tuition increase lower than average for similar schools

Web Exclusive GW’s cost of attendance increased 2.8 percent over the past year, compared to a 4.3 percent average jump among private, nonprofit universities, according to a study released last week. The study, conducted by the College Board, totals GW’s cost at $51,775, including tuition, fees, room and board. Last year, GW’s price clocked in […]

Ludacris honors leaders in service

Rapper and actor Chris “Ludacris” Bridges held his sixth annual benefit dinner for his charity, The Ludacris Foundation, in the District Saturday night to honor five individuals for bettering their communities. The red carpet event and black-tie dinner at the Ronald Reagan Building in D.C. brought together prominent African-American leaders in recognition of their dedication […]

GW center unites service projects

Less than two months into the race to fulfill first lady Michelle Obama’s community service challenge, the University announced the creation of a Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service. The new center was first announced at the Celebration of Service event last week where alumna Tammy Duckworth was presented with GW’s first-ever Colin Powell […]

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. […]