October 8, 2012

Volume 109, Issue 17

Stories from the October 8, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Faith groups connect to broaden appeal

Dozens of religious organizations are joining an interfaith campaign this fall, hoping to revive waning memberships by appealing to a larger audience. The movement links Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Hindu groups to create large-scale programming with religious speakers and community service, rather than traditional programming, to help groups reach a wider community as they see […]

Panhellenic recruitment turnout shrinks

Correction appended The Panhellenic community saw a 15 percent dip in recruitment turnout this year, after its population more than doubled in the last decade. A total of 610 women went through recruitment this year, 100 fewer than the previous year – a decline Panhellenic leaders say means that the involvement is leveling off after […]

GW sets aside grant money for diversity

The University will give out $50,000 worth of grants to students and faculty for multicultural programming, curricula and research. Associate Vice President and Dean for Student Academic Success Helen Saulny said the financial incentives could support curricula for new classes with a LGBT focus or hosting high-profile speakers. The application process will open up Nov. […]

Pundits throw down in mock debate

Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly filled the partisan divide with sass and snarky quips Saturday at Lisner Auditorium, rarely straying from their political corners while jousting on the national debt and government spending.

Website to spell out sexual assault policy, resources

The University plans to launch a website that will break down the new sexual assault policy and available resources. The website, expected to launch in the spring, will outline where to go for support services, how to report an incident and what to expect after reporting. Tara Pereira, who oversees the University’s policies on sexual […]

Adjuncts rally neighboring schools

A GW adjunct professor is leading the effort to unionize part-time faculty across D.C.-area universities to get a stronger voice in salary negotiations. With American University adjuncts voting to unionize last semester and Georgetown University part-time professors beginning to organize, GW’s adjuncts would benefit from the citywide effort, adjunct professor of music Kip Lornell said. […]

Grants given to design green courses

GW is offering cash incentives for professors to build courses to prop up the new sustainability minor. Six professors picked up grants last spring, totaling $15,000 and leading to six new courses in the University’s first cross-disciplinary undergraduate program. Professors can use the funds to buy books, attend conferences or purchase materials like videos for […]


Monday Joseph Anton: A Memoir Attend a discussion with Salman Rushdie, author of ‘The Satanic Verses,’ about his nine years in hiding after he was sentenced to death by the Ayatollah Khomeini. Lisner Auditorium – 7 p.m. Faculty Recital Series Listen to pianist and adjunct professor of music Frank Conlon and other members of the […]