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.

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. […]

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 […]