November 5, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 24

Stories from the November 5, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Sharing the spotlight with a legend

More than a dozen student performers joined author Margaret Atwood onstage at Lisner Auditorium Friday night, dramatically interpreting excerpts from her most recent novel, “The Year of the Flood.” Atwood, who has won the prestigious Booker Prize and written more than 40 books, described the event as “a dramatic reading stitched together with music.” Three […]

Community remembers fall of Berlin Wall

Members of the GW community gathered Monday night at a local church to share their stories and emotions about the day the Berlin Wall fell, 20 years after the historic event. The event – held at The United Church, or Die Vereinigte Kirche, a German church on the border of GW’s campus – commenced a […]

Professor shares advice on ‘the unfinished agenda’ at lecture

Web Exclusive Professor Richard Skolnik spoke to over 80 students about his passion for his career in global health in a lecture called “Completing the Unfinished Agenda” on Tuesday evening. The “unfinished agenda” includes preventing issues regarding civil conflicts, Skolnick said. “The oppression of women in many countries is beyond imagination. There are appalling problems […]

Sports in Brief

Upcoming Games Men’s basketball vs. West Georgia (exhibition), Smith Center, Saturday, 1 p.m. Men’s soccer vs. Rhode Island, Mount Vernon Athletic Complex, Friday, 2 p.m. vs. Massachusetts, Mount Vernon Athletic Complex, Sunday, 1 p.m. Women’s volleyball vs. Duquesne, Smith Center, Friday, 7 p.m. vs. Charlotte, Smith Center, Sunday, 1 p.m. Men’s squash vs. Georgetown, Friday, […]

Alex Shoucair: Cementing a Legacy

Web Exclusive Finally! GW has actually been ranked No. 1 in something – the size of our former president’s compensation. Checking in at whopping $3.7 million, our ex-president (and current faculty member) Stephen Joel Trachtenberg raked in more than twice as much as the nation’s next highest-paid former University administrator in 2007-2008, according to the […]

Officials face questions about Univ. policies, student rights

Members of the Greek-letter community gathered in the Marvin Center Monday night to ask pointed questions to leaders of University departments about student rights and responsibilities. Students at the event addressed panelists from the Center for Alcohol and Drug Education, Student Judicial Services and the University Police Department, among others. Attendees were candid about a […]

Grad school criticizes volunteer program

The Graduate School of Educational and Human Development held a panel discussion Tuesday evening at the School Without Walls in an attempt to reassert itself against popular competitors like Teach for America. A panel of GSEHD professors and administrators emphasized the value of the school’s traditionally structured education programs at the event, which was designed […]

Colonials Corner

Get to know a couple of GW’s student athletes a little better. Mike Holland Senior, Soccer Hometown: Reston, Va. Major: Chemistry Favorite TV Show: 30 Rock Favorite Ice Cream: Oreo McFlurry Hidden Talent or Hobby: Mountain Biking Leah Hill Junior, Volleyball Hometown: Ontario, N.Y. Major: Psychology Favorite TV Show: Amazing Wedding Cakes Favorite Ice Cream: […]

Two assaulted at Georgetown

The recent alleged anti-gay assaults of two Georgetown University students has stirred both the Georgetown and GW LGBTQ communities and raised questions over whether gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender students are safe. Around 200 people attended a vigil in support of the victims on Monday night in Georgetown’s Red Square, and students had gathered there […]