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.

Pi Beta Phi returns to campus, begins building organizations

Greek-letter group Pi Beta Phi has returned to campus for the first time since 1968 and will soon be GW’s tenth sorority under supervision of the Panhellenic Association. Pi Beta Phi, GW’s oldest female Greek-letter organization, has completed the initial stage of its colonization process to restore and re-colonize the D.C. Alpha chapter on campus. […]

Weekly check up: HPV vaccine

The commercials have been on the air for months – “Cancer caused by a virus? I didn’t know that.” Merck, a pharmaceutical company, is using these ads to urge women to tell someone about the sexually transmitted disease HPV, or the human papilloma virus, causing cervical cancer. But why does HPV suddenly seem to be […]

GW medical students fly on large syringe

A team of GW medical students pushed a giant homemade syringe off a 30-foot barge into Baltimore’s Inner Harbor Saturday for the city’s first-ever Red Bull Flugtag. A Flugtag, which is German for “fly day,” involves human-powered flying machines built by teams of up to five people that compete in design, distance and showmanship. The […]

Seinfeld’s sarcasm holds GW

“This is the greatest day of my life. I’m in a gym,” said Jerry Seinfeld, true to brutally sarcastic form as headliner for Colonials Weekend at the Smith Center last Friday. In between sold-out shows scheduled for 7 and 10 p.m., The Hatchet spoke to Seinfeld, experiencing his bluntness first-hand. Topics in Seinfeld’s sketch segued […]

Seinfeld headlines Colonials Weekend

Thousands of students, family members and alumni gathered at events across campus last weekend to celebrate Colonials Weekend, headlined this year by comedian Jerry Seinfeld. More than 8,000 people attended Seinfeld’s two shows in the Smith Center Friday night. Seinfeld performed shows at 7 and 10 p.m. The former star of the NBC show bearing […]

Colonials top local foe in D.C. swimming event

Spurred by sophomore David Zenk, the Atlantic 10’s reigning Most Outstanding Performer, the men’s swim team defeated Georgetown University 120 points to 96 Saturday. The women’s team fell to the Hoyas 138 to 90 at the Yates Field House at the same meet. Zenk won all three races he competed in, as the men earned […]

Week of October 23 Slideshow

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GW gets weekend wins

Freshman Abby Syverson only wanted to make her mom proud. In fact, Colonials’ Weekend may have been just the spark she needed to help lead the GW volleyball team past Rhode Island (24-30, 30-28, 30-19, 30-12) Sunday at the Smith Center. Syverson led the team with 20.5 points on 7 service aces, 3 block assists, […]

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.