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 one of five finalists for Semester at Sea sponsorship

Six representatives from the Semester at Sea program came to campus Thursday to discuss GW’s potential affiliation with the ocean-bound study abroad program. University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and several other administrators sat down with the members of the Institute for Shipboard Education, which runs Semester at Sea, to address the program’s academic, financial and […]

Plane-spotting: At Gravelly Point park, people stop to spot

On a recent warm fall day at Gravelly Point Park in Northern Virginia, Steve VanMetre is crouched on a grassy field with his two young daughters and a camcorder, tracking a tiny dot in the sky coming his way. “Here it comes, girls,” he says. “Cover your ears.” As the object draws closer, VanMetre, a […]

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 […]


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 […]