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.

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 […]

Varsity roundup

Men’s soccer The GW men’s soccer team dropped two straight games in Ohio to extend their losing streak to four games. GW lost to Xavier 2-1 on Oct. 9. With the loss, the Colonials fall to 3-5-2 overall and 0-2 in the Atlantic 10. Sophomore Abimbola Pedro scored his first goal of the year in […]

EMeRG leaders say not getting requested SA funding will put ‘students’ lives at risk’

EMeRG leaders said they are caught in the middle of a political fight between the Student Association and GW administrators that could put students’ health at risk. For the last three years, the SA Senate has not given EMeRG, the student-run Emergencey Medical Response Group, the amount of money its members have initially requested. EMeRG […]

WEB EXTRA: Kendo club hosts tournament

The crack of dueling swords, emphatic stomps and primal yells known as kiai permeated the Lloyd Gym on the Mount Vernon Campus at a Kendo tournament this weekend. Despite being smaller in number and less experienced then teams in past years, students in the GW Kendo Club proved themselves at the first tournament they hosted […]

Hurricane-displaced students adjusting to life in D.C.

Law student Oliver Miller was working with other students on publishing a magazine in New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina destroyed their work. Now he is taking classes at GW’s Law School and has decided to publish the magazine in the District, but with a different focus. “It’s a magazine with sad and funny hurricane stuff […]

Congress considers illegal file sharing in dorms

Tougher measures against illegal file sharing are on their way to college campuses, according to speakers at a September congressional hearing on movie and music piracy. The hearings, which included representatives from the University of Florida, the University of Texas at Austin and the Motion Picture Association of America, discussed new technology that could enable […]

MBA program improves ranking to 31

The University’s master of business administration program jumped from a ranking of 37 to 31 in the Wall Street Journal’s business school guide released last month. The rankings are determined by surveying more than 3,000 business recruiters and based on three factors: the perception of the school and its students, the projected future financial support […]

‘Secure’ from past mistakes

Much has already been written of Virginia Commonwealth University’s new addition to its repertoire of options for undergraduate degrees, but not much has been said on how a new degree in homeland security and emergency preparedness fits in with the American value system, as anchored by the Constitution and its emphasis on liberty and limitations. […]