October 18, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 18

Stories from the October 18, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

The art of storytelling

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. — Step inside any of the large circus-like tents scattered across this Southern town and you might find yourself magically transported into the dynamic worlds of fairy tales and scary mountain lore, legends of medieval knights and backporch Southern humor. Mixed in with the jargon of Southern tongue and hillbilly laughter is a […]

Letters to the Editor

Sororities not limited to Pan-Hel In “Reinventing sorority recruitment” (Oct. 15, p. A4), Ms. Dallas-Feeney expressed her discontentment with the Pan-Hellenic Association’s current recruitment process. What is not mentioned is that there are several sororities at GW that exist outside of the Pan-Hellenic Association. Each of these sororities, members of the Multicultural Greek Council, has […]

Ross Romano: Club sports impeded by funding

In most cases in life, the harder one works and the more successful one becomes, the more handsomely he or she is rewarded. Therefore one would probably expect that GW’s many club sports teams – among the most active student organizations both in membership and fundraising – would be appreciated by the University for their […]

NPR star promotes book

Time slowed down for a moment Monday evening when radio host Garrison Keillor took the stage at Lisner Auditorium. About a thousand people – mostly older District residents – came to campus for an intimate hour with the host of NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion.” Keillor was promoting his new book, “Pontoon,” which was published […]

Sports Calendar, Dinner on the Diamond

Oct. 18 Men’s Tennis – ITA Northeast Region Tournament – All Day – Princeton, N.J. Oct. 19 Men’sWater Polo – Harvard – 5:30 p.m. – Annapolis, Md. Volleyball – Duquesne – 7 p.m. – Smith Center Men’s Soccer – Saint Joseph’s – 7:30 p.m. – Philadelphia Men’s Tennis – ITA Northeast Region Tournament – All […]

Despite injuries, cross country ahead of course

For a sport that is by its very nature individualistic, there is a whole lot of team in GW’s cross country program. In fact, the Colonials remain defiant in their focus on maintaining a team atmosphere. This attitude has paid dividends this season. With several runners coming into the season with injuries, it has been […]

Clinton aide named counsel

The White House counsel to former President Bill Clinton was appointed as the next University vice president and general counsel Tuesday afternoon. Beth Nolan, a former GW law professor and a current partner at the Crowell & Moring LLP international law firm, will serve as an adviser to University President Steven Knapp and will lead […]

Study discovers ‘poli-fluentials’

This month, GW’s Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet released a new study that looked at the characteristics of the political junkies who will play an outsized role in the 2008 presidential and congressional elections. “Poli-Fluentials: The New Political Kingmakers” sheds light on an increasingly large group of voters who identify themselves as online […]

Students use trading floor for Wall Street Prep

G Street is more than 220 miles away from Wall Street, but the Finance and Investment Club is bringing America’s financial capital to the School of Business at Duques Hall and is gaining prominence along the way. This year the club saw its membership double, due in part to programs such as an upcoming November […]

Student barred for class conduct

The University barred a student from campus after he was accused of harassing and threatening his English professor and classmates, a University spokesperson said. Some members of the class are concerned University officials did not respond quickly enough when they expressed concerns about the presence of an allegedly dangerous individual on campus immediately following the […]