October 15, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 17

Stories from the October 15, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Varsity Roundup, Scoreboard

Scoreboard Volleyball No. 14 Dayton, L, 3-0Xavier, L, 3-0 Women’s soccer Charlotte, L, 3-0St. Louis, L, 1-0 Women’s swimming Navy Pod Meet, third of four Men’s swimming Navy Pod Meet, third of four Men’s cross country Carnegie Mellon Invitational, third of 20 Women’s cross country Carnegie Mellon Invitational, third of 20 Men’s soccer Richmond, W, […]

GW Expat: Voyage to Oktoberfest

MUNICH, GERMANY The German newsmagazine Der Spiegel reported that this year was a record breaker for the 174-year-old Oktoberfest with 6.2 million visitors consuming nearly 1.8 million gallons of beer in only 16 days. I am proud to say that I was part of the team of visitors that made this year’s success possible. Ever […]

Weekly Checkup: Breast Cancer

Drinking alcohol may be more dangerous than you think, according to research released last month. In a study that was released on Sept. 27, days before the beginning of October’s national breast cancer awareness month, it was found that women who have one or two alcoholic drinks a day increase their risk of breast cancer […]

University considers switch to Gmail

GW is considering alternative e-mail solutions for students and alumni in response to a growing demand for enhanced organization and cyber storage space. Administrators said they are considering Microsoft Windows Live as well as Google Mail. Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz said the security of these services is the biggest factor being analyzed […]

Student leaders call for tolerance

Both Jena Six and last week’s controversial poster campaign have caused some students to call for increased awareness and action against racism and religious intolerance at GW and colleges nationwide. University President Steven Knapp recognized the poster’s content as satirical, he said in a blast e-mail Friday, but also said the posters “do not represent […]

University debt expected to triple by 2010

In the next three years, the University’s outstanding debt is expected to reach about $900 million – triple what it was in 1998. Administrators attributed the figure to a period of rapid expansion in Foggy Bottom and on the Mount Vernon Campus. Because of a lack of donations, these projects were funded mostly by loans. […]

Crystal-clear comedy

Phlegm and sex do not usually mix, but for Billy Crystal it was a perfect match during this year’s Colonials Weekend headline performances at Smith Center. Crystal, the actor and frequent Oscar host, joked about sex and drugs and played with racial and cultural stereotypes throughout his performances. “What happens at the Smith Center stays […]

GW ordered to reveal illegal downloaders

Several record companies filed a lawsuit seeking the identities of 19 GW students who allegedly violated copyright laws. An initial complaint was filed in federal court on Sept. 27 by 10 record companies who want retribution for illegally downloaded music. On Oct. 11, the court approved a motion ordering GW to reveal the names, addresses, […]

Thousands flock to fifth FRIENDS block party

Web Extra GW Hatchet Video: Block Party play_blip_movie_431920(); Members of the GW and Foggy Bottom communities came together Sunday to celebrate the fifth annual FRIENDS block party. Over 3,000 people attended the event aimed at creating a cohesive community despite tense moments. Thousands of Foggy Bottom residents and GW community members came out for the […]