October 23, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 19

Stories from the October 23, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

WEB UPDATE: Smoking hydraulic fluid prompts Ivory Tower evacuation

Posted Tuesday, Oct. 24, 5:27 p.m. Updated Tuesday, Oct. 24, 5:37 p.m. Students and staff evacuated Ivory Tower at about 4 p.m. Tuesday after an elevator’s mechanical problem released fumes into the building. University Police and the D.C. Fire Department responded to the reports of a gas-like odor throughout the residence hall. Hydraulic fluid from […]

Varsity Roundup

Women’s Soccer The women’s soccer team was shut out twice this weekend in Ohio. The Colonials lost 1-0 Friday at Dayton, followed by a 4-0 trouncing Sunday at Xavier. GW (9-9, 2-6 Atlantic 10) finishes its regular season next Saturday at home against La Salle.

Students heeded call to service in wake of 9/11, study says

With the hood of her pink sweatshirt tied tightly around her head, Megan McGovern, a 19 year-old student at the University of Maryland, sits behind a folding table urging students to donate blood as the temperature slowly creeps towards 50. In the past, college students partied all night, slept late and would rarely be seen […]

Men’s soccer wins final home game

The players bellowed, the fans roared, the cool autumn breeze picked up sharply, and the gaze of all spectators gathered at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex shifted to seniors Joseph Siegel and Jeremiah Burke Sunday afternoon as they stepped onto the field for the final home game of their collegiate careers. Ninety minutes later, the […]

Flu shots offered on campus

Student Health Services is providing flu vaccine shots for students, faculty and staff at annual clinics around campus. The $25 shots will be offered at the Ames Pub on the Mount Vernon campus today from 12 to 2 p.m. or at Student Health Services Tuesday and Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. The clinics began […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Chalking for Change Help the College Democrats spread the word before Election Day by scrawling chalk messages of Democratic progress around campus. 8 to 10 p.m. Kogan Plaza Sponsored by the CDs Tuesday Hoffman Lecture on Entrepreneurship Entrepreneur Marcella Novak will speak about her journey from college student to successful entrepreneur over two decades […]

Ambassador from Peru discusses economics and future seccess

Peru’s ambassador to the U.S. and South American studies scholars emphasized promoting Democratic ideals in the country last Thursday. Peruvian Ambassador Felipe Ortiz De Zevallos, senior researcher at the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos Julio Cotler and Professor Emeritus at Boston University Shane Hunt were featured at the event, hosted by GW’s Center for Latin American […]


The Hatchet erroneously reported the standing of senior Amanda Bates in the story “Panel discusses Latina success” (Oct. 16, p. 5). Brandon Neal was erroneously listed as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s youth director. He is the former NAACP youth director. The Hatchet misattributed quotes in the article “Facebook adds voter […]

Parents discuss SJT, new President

About 70 parents attended the annual Parents’ Association meeting in the Marvin Center Saturday to discuss the state of GW and the search for a new University President. After Saturday’s meeting, some parents praised Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, who will be stepping down as University President in July 2007, and discussed qualities they would like to […]

The veteran students: Former Iraq war soldiers pursue degrees at GW

Sophomore Kevin Blanchard walks down the street like any other 24-year-old, except he has a mild limp. It’s so unnoticeable that it’s hard to believe he lost one of his legs while serving in the war in Iraq. At GW, Blanchard’s like any other college student. He’s taking six classes and spends most of his […]