October 14, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 18

Stories from the October 14, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

White House to offer garden tours during Colonials Weekend

The White House’s annual fall garden tours will coincide with Colonials Weekend again this year. The National Park Service will distribute free tickets for the Oct. 16 and 17 tours of the White House grounds on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets – one per person – can be picked up near the White House at […]

Labor union donates wealth of archives to Gelman

The largest labor union in the country donated its permanent and historic archives to the University in a ceremony at the Gelman Library Wednesday. The archives is set to house $2 million worth of documents from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, a union of mostly blue-collar workers that began in 1903 and played a large […]

Fire hose injures two students

A fire hose caught in a Metrobus wheel caused minor injuries to two students Tuesday night outside of the International House residence hall. International House was evacuated due to a small kitchen fire in the building, according to witnesses on scene. While D.C. Fire was responding, a fire hose caught in the axle of a […]

Panel says unpaid internship laws too unclear

The laws behind unpaid internships are too lax and too vague, a panel of experts on the subject concluded Tuesday in the Jack Morton Auditorium. As part of a day-long conference discussing the legality of unpaid internships, labor and law experts unanimously agreed that the ambiguity around internship laws lead to students doing immense amounts […]

University awarded medical education grant for work in Africa

The GW Medical Center was awarded a $12.5 million grant last week, which is intended to help the University improve medical education in sub-Saharan Africa. The grant is part of a five-year, $130 million initiative by the National Institutes of Health to increase the number of health care workers in Africa. Fitzhugh Mullan, a professor […]

Primatologist shares stories from lifetime of research

Famed primatologist Jane Goodall greeted her audience in Lisner Auditorium Monday night by imitating the chimpanzee sounds she first heard in a Tanzanian jungle 50 years ago. Since her first exploration in 1960 – which Goodall described as “ridiculous and crazy” – she has transformed the world’s understanding of chimpanzees and their behavior. She was […]

Gray moves town hall off Foggy Bottom Campus

Presumptive Mayor Vincent Gray was forced to reschedule a series of town halls in D.C. public schools, including one at the School Without Walls, after members of his campaign discovered the meetings violated District law. Even with no official Republican nominee running against Gray, he is still actively running for the position. Because of the […]

Ambassador speaks to India’s relations with other countries

India’s ambassador to the United States commended Iran on its role in helping to stabilize Afghanistan in a speech at the Elliott School of International Affairs Tuesday. Ambassador Meera Shankar said that while India disapproves of Iran’s nuclear program – concurrent with U.S. views – Iran has “been reasonably helpful” toward Afghanistan and also shares […]

Be Wiser Day stresses responsible alcohol consumption

Correction appended Students participated in a series of events Wednesday to raise awareness of alcohol abuse on campus as part of Be Wiser Day, sponsored by the Center for Alcohol and other Drug Education. Throughout the day, students were encouraged to sign pledges to make responsible decisions concerning alcohol and pick up Blood Alcohol Content […]