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.

Interior Department approves construction of MLK memorial

Web Exclusive More than a decade after then-President Bill Clinton authorized the construction of a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial in the District, the Department of the Interior has granted permission to start construction. At a ceremony on Oct. 29, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar signed the construction permit alongside Harry E. Johnson, Sr., president […]

SPHHS students take first place in national tournament

Web Exclusive Four School of Public Health and Health Services students placed first in the National Association of Health Services Executives Case Competition earlier this month for their work in devising a cost-efficient health care system. Second-year graduate students Tony Huynh, Laura Munroe and Angela Raphael and first-year student, Maha Sampathkumar – all from the […]

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 […]