September 5, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 5

Stories from the September 5, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Volleyball stays perfect

In four years, Juliene McLaughlin has become one with the Smith Center floor. McLaughlin, a senior on the volleyball team, dives after every ball, desperately sprawling her 5-foot-9 frame on the hardwood floor to save her team. As a leader and vocal player, the Ontario native has shouldered much of the blame for the squad’s […]

Univ. declines new translation program

GW will not be pursuing a program to establish translation and interpretation of languages important to national intelligence. Carol Sigelman, GW’s associate vice president for graduate studies and academic affairs, said there is not enough student demand for such a program, which University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg proposed in February. “It’s a very specialized field […]

Polo upsets Santa Clara

The men’s water polo team beat 18th-ranked Santa Clara 13-11 Sunday at the Navy Labor Day Open in Annapolis, Md. The Colonials followed their win over Santa Clara with a 10-6 win over unranked Iona. GW hit two team milestones in the tournament. The 4-0 start is the best in the program’s 24-year history and […]

Mayoral race hits home

Associate professor Dwight Cropp and his students have been a big resource for his wife, mayoral candidate and D.C. City Council Chairman Linda Cropp. Having Dwight Cropp as a faculty member draws more college students to the campaign, said Linda Cropp’s campaign manager Ron Eckstein. “We have lots of volunteers from D.C. colleges. We have […]

Varsity Roundup

Women’s Soccer The women’s soccer team posted two wins at the Thundering Herd Nike Invitational, hosted by Marshall University Sept. 1-3. Junior Jordan Sweeney scored both goals off the bench for GW (3-1) in a 2-0 win over Marshall Friday, while sophomore Keara Mehlert, assisted by classmate Stephanie Covello, tallied the Colonials’ only score during […]

UPD officer faces sex charges

A University Police Department corporal admitted criminal responsibility for soliciting sex at a hearing in D.C. Superior Court Friday. Peter Dawson was arrested July 28 by Metropolitan Police in the fifth district for soliciting sex, said Channing Phillips, spokesperson for the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. Dawson’s case was dismissed Friday, but […]

Campus Calendar

Tuesday Night in the Marvin Center Grab some free international cuisine, take a salsa lesson and find out about organizations on campus. 9 to 11 p.m. Marvin Center Sponsored by the Marvin Center Governing Board and Multicultural Student Services Center Wednesday Peace Corps Information Session Learn about the first steps in becoming a Peace Corps […]

Online check-in, more volunteers ease move-in

Triple the amount of volunteers and a new electronic self check-in process helped ease this year’s move-in, which occurred the day after a tropical depression hit D.C. “It takes a Herculean effort to move everyone into GW in one day, and this was an overly successful move-in,” said Seth Weinshel, director of housing and occupancy […]

GW Briefs

Fire evacuates Dakota A fire in a dumpster next to the Dakota caused evacuation of the junior residence hall Sunday evening. Matt Lindsay, assistant director of Media Relations, said there was some limited water damage to the stairwell and common areas on the first floor, but that no rooms were affected. He said that students […]