November 2, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 23

Stories from the November 2, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

City plans to bring streetcar service to the District

Streetcars may be returning to areas of the city now that the District Department of Transportation has completed its study of transit options for D.C. The department introduced its study’s findings and plans to bring back streetcars at an open house presentation with residents of Ward 2 at Hyde Elementary School in Georgetown on Oct. […]

Juliette Dallas-Feeney: The unpaid revolution

A revolution is coming. And it will not be funded. At least for now. Who’s going to revolt? Unpaid interns. I’m a three-time unpaid intern. No stipends, no transportation reimbursements, no paid lunches. In fact, for credit-based internships, my parents have technically had to pay for me to be an intern. This is the norm […]

University uses piggy banks to encourage giving

Although most students have outgrown their childhood piggy banks by the time they reach college, every room in Philip Amsterdam Hall now comes equipped with one, thanks to a new initiative from GW Housing Programs. The initiative, in conjunction with the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, provides a piggy bank to each room with […]

Sports in Brief

Number Crunch: 3 The number of points in the standings that currently separate the GW men’s soccer team from the final spot in the Atlantic 10 tournament. The Colonials host their final two regular season games this weekend. Hogan takes A-10 title Senior runner Megan Hogan won the Atlantic 10 championship at the 400-meter distance […]

‘Political nerds’ earn spots at GW

Four students from across the nation were honored Wednesday night at the first Undergraduate Political Achievement Awards for their work in student, local and national politics. Each winner, chosen from different categories, won a $10,000 scholarship to attend GW’s Graduate School of Political Management after completing their undergraduate degrees. The “undergraduate political nerds,” as master […]

Women’s basketball opens doors to fans

The newly renovated Smith Center opened its doors to all fans, old and new, for a small preview of GW’s 2009-10 women’s basketball team Saturday morning. Second-year head coach Mike Bozeman welcomed the small audience, which sat on the new seats in the old student section. Approximately 75 people witnessed the team run through a […]

Legislator shares breast cancer story

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., shared a personal story of her battle with breast cancer at a panel and discussion organized by GW Hillel Wednesday night. Accompanied by Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Dr. Paul Levine, of GW’s School of Public Health and Health Services, Wasserman Schultz elaborated on the impact of breast cancer […]

Out of GW and into the blogging world

Silky, decadent, old-school chocolate mousse, cauliflower with almonds, raisins and capers, and apple cider doughnuts are three dishes that Deb Perelman has made in the last week. This week she plans to make at least two more, as is her goal for next week, and the next. All that food could cause some weight gain. […]

Police identify assault suspect

Police have identified a suspect in the assault on a graduate student in Duques Hall last month as 42-year-old Mohammed N. Niazi of Staunton, Va. Detective Neil Jones of the Metropolitan Police Department said Niazi has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon stemming from an Oct. 9 incident in which a man used […]

Arabian nights and adventures in Gelman

In a locked room on the second floor of Gelman Library sit hundreds of rare Middle Eastern books in brilliant jeweled colors of red, green and gold, with hand-sewn and individually stamped covers. Some are nearly 400 years old, filled with history, legends, adventure and some mystery. With titles like “Tomb of Senebtisi” and “Picturesque […]