March 4, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 47

Stories from the March 4, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Ambassador describes excitement around Iraq’s upcoming elections

Web Exclusive Iraqi Ambassador to the United States Samir Sumaida’ie said Iraqi nationalism is stronger than ever as elections approach in an event hosted by the Elliott School of International Affairs and GW’s International Development Studies Program Wednesday night. Sumaida’ie shared the narrative of Iraq during the last half of the 20th century from his […]

Groups petition for solar panels

Students and organizations across campus are banding together to form a petition to support the installation of solar panels on the roofs of the Marvin Center, Funger and Duques halls, the president of Green GW said this week. Sophie Waskow, a spokeswoman for the Office of Sustainability, said her office is on board with the […]

Fraternity hopes to aid local women’s shelter

Web Exclusive By playing some soccer this Saturday, GW’s Greek-letter community hopes to raise money to benefit D.C. women in need. The Beta Cup, hosted by Beta Theta Pi, will support the N Street Village, Inc. The local organization provides a variety of services for low income and homeless women. Corey Lewin, president of GW’s […]

Proposal could strip research profs of vote

Faculty members and the dean of the School of Public Health and Health Services are arguing over a resolution presented at last month’s Faculty Senate meeting that would bar SPHHS research faculty from being a part of certain decision-making groups. The resolution, introduced by the Committee on Professional Ethics and Academic Freedom, would prevent research […]

Elliott School gets millions in grant funding

Web Exclusive The Elliott School of International Affairs received nearly $2 million in grants this week, funds which will make the school a leader in helping to influence and craft policy regarding the Middle East and Asia, a professor said Tuesday. Marc Lynch, a professor in the Elliott School and director of GW’s Institute for […]

Journalists share battlefield stories

Finding stories in war-torn areas and staying safe are difficult tasks to accomplish at the same time, three of the news industry’s top war correspondents said at an event Monday afternoon at the Elliott School of International Affairs. Washington Post National Editor Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Washington Post staff writer Ann Scott Tyson and New York Times […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday A Night of High Rolling Kings and Queens Join professional drag queen Kristina Kelly and watch student performers strut their stuff during this annual drag ball. Marvin Center Continental Ballroom | 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. A Conversation with Larry King Listen to the legendary Larry King as he talks about his most memorable […]

Social media site tasked with connecting GW crushes

GW students can now secretly post their romantic feelings for one another through GoodCrush, a public online forum where users can write messages to their crushes in the hopes of discovering mutual attraction. The Student Association brought GoodCrush to the University in February, and the service was first announced by SA President Julie Bindelglass at […]

Step up to the stage

Despite snowstorms and postponements, an electric, energetic crowd filled Lisner Auditorium Sunday night for “Step Your Game Up,” Alpha Phi Alpha’s 13th annual step show that featured step teams from schools along the East Coast and the D.C. area. The show, which featured a judged competition of various step teams – some from the D.C. […]

SA officers represent student voice at BoT meetings

Although efforts to create a student seat on the Board of Trustees have repeatedly failed, three student representatives are making sure the University’s highest governing body hears from its main constituents. Students have no voting representation on GW’s Board of Trustees, despite heavy lobbying from the Student Association in past years. Chairman of the Board […]