October 9, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 15

Stories from the October 9, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

What’s the deal with… GW not having Columbus Day off?

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Yes, we all know Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas by accident, and today he has a whole day dedicated in his honor. Every second Monday in October, thousands of people across the country take a day off from school or work to remember the day when the Pinta […]

Students organize projects to commemorate Gandhi’s birthday

Students helped organize community service projects in D.C. Saturday for a national service day to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday. The national organization South Asian American Leaders of Tomorrow sponsored the event, called “Be The Change.” SAALT focused the day on commemorating the famous non-violence leader, and its title is derived from Gandhi’s words, “We must […]

D.C. AIDS Walk raises money for clinic

The Graduate Public Health Student Association was the largest of 13 GW groups that participated in the 20th annual AIDS Walk Saturday. D.C.’s AIDS Walk is a 5K fund-raising event for HIV/AIDS treatment beginning and ending in Freedom Plaza, at 13th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. The money goes to the Walker-Whitman Clinic, a D.C. nonprofit […]

Soccer splits two in OT

Despite trailing 2-0 with less than 13 minutes to play in Sunday’s game against Charlotte at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex, GW women’s soccer coach Tanya Vogel never doubted her team’s ability to mount a comeback. “This team has shown a ton of character all year long, and I don’t believe there’s any (deficit) that […]

Good attitude and hard work may bring Hall to NBA

RICHMOND, Va – When the Washington Wizards finished its intrasquad scrimmage Saturday afternoon in Richmond,Va., fans had a chance to mingle with superstars. Players such as Gilbert Arenas, Brendan Haywood and Antawn Jamison, major NBA superstars from big-time college basketball programs, launched T-shirts into the crowd and spent an hour signing autographs at the Siegel […]

Varsity Roundup

Men’s Water Polo The men’s water polo team dropped two of three games Thursday and Friday in California. The Colonials (7-8) lost 12-9 at Claremont-Mudd Scripps in Claremont, Calif., Thursday, followed by a 10-8 defeat to #20 Cal Baptist in Riverside, Calif., Friday morning. That afternoon, the squad beat Occidental 14-4 in Riverside. Volleyball Although […]

Former pages, interns in Foley scandal spotlight

In the wake of last week’s congressional sex scandal, the GW community is garnering national attention through its ties with Capitol Hill. ABC News released several e-mails Sept. 28 between Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) and pages working in the House of Representatives. Former pages soon provided ABC with more sexually explicit e-mails and instant messages, […]

SASS may see future budget cuts

After the cancelation of the University’s free newspaper program and annual preseason basketball pep event, officials say budget cuts could be worse in future years. A $900,000 Student and Academic Support Services budget cut resulted in the discontinuation of the GW Reads free newspaper program and the Colonials Invasion basketball pep event, saving the University […]

New Washington interest group devotes itself to science

With debates over stem cell research, natural resources, environmental hazards and threats of high-tech terrorist attacks sweeping national politics, it’s a surprise that the scientific community went for so long without its own lobbying team in Washington. But that time is over. The organization Scientists and Engineers for America was officially founded on Sept. 27 […]