October 10, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 17

Stories from the October 10, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW Briefs

University to take part in cab meter study GW is set to participate in a study to find out how meters would affect cab fare rates across the city. Last week 24 D.C. cabs equipped with meters hit the streets to compare cab fares between the current zone fare system and metered costs, said Kathryn […]

Escapes: Riding Rock Creek

D.C. might not be an outdoorsman’s paradise, but this big city has more to offer than concrete jungles and asphalt gardens. The nation’s capital is actually an extremely outdoor-friendly city, with miles of trails, parks and waterways. So, interested in crossing a stream rather than 23rd Street? Or want to ditch the cab for a […]

Hungarian prime minister awarded University’s top honor

Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany received GW’s highest honor Thursday from University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg. Gyurcsany, who was issued the President’s Medal, has been prime minister of Hungary since September 2004 and has been praised for promoting democracy in Hungary; enunciating a pro-Atlantic and pro-European policy; and for keeping Hungary a member of the […]

It ain’t long island … Anchorage away

Forget the first 10 people you met at GW – not everyone is from Long Island. Or New Jersey, for that matter. Or even Pennsylvania. Though many times you may hear students asking one another “Nassau or Suffolk County?” GW really does attract students from interesting locales all over the country and the globe. Meet […]

Volunteers fare a tougher time than work-study students in getting into community service projects

Students receiving federal work-study grants are given priority over those who would like to work for free in some D.C. public school tutoring programs through GW’s Office of Community Service. Officials in the community service office said they are more accommodating to work-study students who are interested in both the Jumpstart and D.C. Reads programs […]

What’s the deal with … the Nintendo at Pita Pit?

How can you save yourself from waiting-line boredom and Princess Peach at the same time? Order something at Pita Pit. The Ivory Tower eatery keeps a Nintendo and monitor on its counter for customers to play the original “Super Mario Bros.” while they wait for their order. But it’s not all for the customers. “Over […]

Rain doesn’t spoil solar home exhibition on Mall

It may have been a cloudy, rainy day on the mall Saturday, but that did not keep a cluster of solar-powered homes between the Capitol and the Washington Monument from operating. For the past two weeks, 30 different teams from universities around the country and abroad have been assembling their portable, environmentally friendly homes on […]

Calendar

Monday Spirit carnival Take a break with the GW Spirit Program at a carnival featuring a ball pit with prizes hidden inside. Noon to 3 p.m. Kogan Plaza Sponsored by GW Spirit Program Tuesday The Faculty Lecture Series: Welcome to the Blogosphere: How Blogs are Changing Politics Assistant Professor Henry Farrell will discuss the political […]

Volleyball gets spiked in A-10

The GW volleyball team seems to thrive under pressure but still has trouble finishing when it counts. The Colonials made strong comeback attempts this past weekend in their efforts against Atlantic 10 rival Duquesne and newcomer Saint Louis but lost both matches 3-1. The Colonials salvaged one win in each match, pushing both to an […]

Former Lambda Chi president to serve in Iraq

Senior David Austin had a lot to look forward to as he entered his final year of college. He was finishing up a degree in engineering, leading as president of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and making plans for the future. But all of that had to be put on hold when he found out […]