November 5, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 23

Stories from the November 5, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

New alert system to hit students’ screens

The University is unveiling a new service to communicate with students in the event of an emergency – through their desktops. In the next several days, GW’s Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management will release downloadable software that will provide students with critical information on their computer toolbar during an emergency. Administrators said it […]

Sex Column: “The Maybe Date”

We’ve got a secret surprise hiding under our covers this year. The Hatchet will bring you an anonymous columnist, Delilah, to report on sex at GW. Editor’s note: Names have been changed to protect the naughty. I felt like Claire Danes in Baz Luhrmann’s “Romeo and Juliet.” Well, sort of. It was a typical night […]

University sees investment success

part two of two part series exploring GW’s 1.1 billion endowment While financial markets around the world tumbled earlier this year, the University’s $1.1 billion endowment managed to maintain strong growth, Chief Investment Officer Don Lindsey said. Although the endowment sustained losses in July and August, the University earned back its losses, and more, in […]

GW Brief: Indian Students’ Association celebrates festival of lights

Melodies of 50 Cent, Bollywood and beatboxing helped about 160 students and parents gathered at Marvin Center Friday night to celebrate the Indian festival of Diwali. In Indian culture, Diwali means a festival of lights and the holiday aims to celebrate good triumphing over evil, light over darkness and truth over falsehood. Friday’s celebration featured […]

Off-campus enrollment up

The University census, released last week, shows a more than 10 percent increase in off-campus enrollments this fall. Administrators attributed the enrollment swell of nearly 500 students to the marketing efforts of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the College of Professional Studies. Off-campus enrollment increased by 13.2 percent and the enrollment on […]

La Salle sinks swimming team

The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams lost to La Salle, 142-77 and 134-94, respectively, but an innocent passer-by might not have known it. The chants and cheers from team members and the crowd alike would not die down despite the Colonials’ struggles. Even as it became more apparent that neither squad was going […]

Three plans for growth approved

Three major University development plans have received their final approval from the city and now face a month-long window for potential appeals. The appeal period for the 20-year Campus Plan and the Pelham Hall Replacement Project began Oct. 26. There is still a 35-day appeal period for each order, during which time certain community groups […]

Statue defaced by graffiti

A group of students vandalized several campus landmarks with spray paint on Halloween night, a University official said. On the morning of Nov. 1, students walking to class through University Yard saw genitals painted on the statue of George Washington – along with the text “Hell Yea, Gdubz” and an anarchy symbol. There was also […]

Loudoun County and GW set to expand together

ASBHURN, Va. Drive an hour from the District into Virginia and you will find GW’s next urban campus. Loudoun County, home to the University’s Virginia Campus, is looking forward to finding a vested partner within the new University administration as this community continues to grow in the next decade. “We welcome GW as a partner […]


In “Complaint filed against local liquor store” (Oct. 22, p. A1), The Hatchet mistakenly reported that the Alcohol Beverage Regulation Administration pays minors to attempt purchasing alcohol at certain liquor stores. The minors are volunteers. In “Endowment gets a failing grade” (Nov. 1, p. A1), The Hatchet erroneously identified Maggie Desmond as the president of […]