October 11, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 16

Stories from the October 11, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Iftar draws record crowd

More than 300 students united to celebrate the end of one of Ramadan’s fast days Wednesday night at the sixth annual GW Community Iftar. This year’s Iftar had the highest turnout since the event began in 2002, possibly spurred by the discovery of more than 100 controversial posters Monday. Almost all the seats in the […]

Colonials Weekend Schedule

Friday, October 12 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Parent Check In Foggy Bottom Campus: Marvin Center Ballroom Mount Vernon Campus: Academic Building 115 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Massage Therapy Enjoy a 15 minute massage to relieve the stresses of the weekend Marvin Center 3rd floor 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Dessert, Coffee and Music […]

Florida Congressman discusses “generational” gap

Rep. Adam Putnam (R-Fla.) emphasized the need for the Republican Party to start looking at “generational issues” in a speech to about 40 students Tuesday night at the School of Media and Public Affairs. In the speech – hosted by the College Republicans – Putnam discussed the importance of understanding the issues young people consider […]

Young squad could lead Colonials to fresh start

Last weekend’s Potomac Relays marked the start of the season for the GW men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams. Despite uninspiring results, the team remains optimistic about the future. The young teams took last of four and third of five in the men’s and women’s divisions, respectively. The meet, which consisted of just relays […]

College Democrats deride SA allocations

The GW College Democrats, an award-winning chapter, received about $1,000 less than its Republican counterpart in this year’s Student Association allocation process. In an unusually short three-hour sprint through the SA’s quarter-million dollar allocation process, about 200 organizations received funding. “We’re dismayed,” said junior Cory Struble, communications director for the CDs. “The finance committee has […]

Talk the talk: A handy guide to Colonial lingo

Things have changed since your days as a coed. Beer and books are still a part of the equation but even if you’ve sent a Brady Bunch’s worth of kids to college, GW is full of enough lingo you’d need a glossary. We’ve got you covered. No need to run to Gelman (GW’s library) or […]

Snapshot: Safety first

Anthony Cartelli/Hatchet photographer A University Police Department officer speaks to an interested patron at an informational table set up as part of UPD’s Safety Expo and Fire Prevention Week.

Umphrey’s McGee brings Murat to D.C.

Web Extra Following the critical and commercial success of Umphrey’s McGee’s three recent studio albums – “Anchor Drops” in 2004, “Safety in Numbers” and “The Bottom Half” in 2006 – “Live at the Murat,” released on Oct. 16, mixes things up with a great representation of the diverse influences found in a typical live show. […]

Billy’s Competition: Past performers

Jerry Seinfeld’s performance at Colonials Weekend 2006 was a showcase of the comedian’s unique sarcastic humor. “This is the greatest day my life,” he told the audience. “I’m in a gym.” “I’ll tell you what I do- nothing,” he said of the constant questions about his next projects. Seinfeld generally strayed away from political humor, […]