September 18, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 10

Stories from the September 18, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW solid on both sides of ball in victory

Hitting the road was not a fun occurrence for the GW men’s soccer team last season – the Colonials managed just one win in seven attempts away from Foggy Bottom. This year, GW plays 12 games away from the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex, including a six-game road stint that started Tuesday. But thanks to some […]

Crime Log

Theft 9/8/08 – Gelman Library – case closed An employee of Gelman Library reported to the University Police Department that someone had misused a parking validation stamp. The stamp was declared as stolen. Referred to department. Drug Law Violation 9/8/08 – Thurston Hall – 12:45 a.m. – case closed The community director notified UPD of […]

Evans proposes liquor ban

Foggy Bottom residents may no longer be able to purchase individual containers of alcohol at their local liquor store if a proposed law goes into effect next month. On Tuesday, D.C. City Councilmember Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) proposed extending a ban on single-sale alcohol – which is already active in several parts of the city […]

Upcoming Games

Men’s soccer: Saturday, Sept. 20 at American, 1 p.m. Men’s Water Polo: At ECAC Championship Saturday, Sept. 20 vs. Iona, 12 p.m. Volleyball: At West Virginia Invitational Friday, Sept. 19 vs. UMBC, 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 vs.UNC-Greensboro, 12 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 vs. West Virginia, 8 p.m.

Knapp joins college leaders

University President Steven Knapp traveled to New York City Tuesday to participate in the inaugural meeting of the Higher Education Cabinet – a group made up of presidents and leaders of higher education institutions from across the country. The New York Times and The Chronicle of Higher Education developed the group because they wanted to […]

On the state of writing

In light of the suicide of writer David Foster Wallace, we spoke to GW English professor Margaret Soltan about the state of writing today, the voices of our time and the literary works that inform us as a generation. Soltan’s blog, “University Diaries,” is a staple read on higher education, and she has been interviewed […]

GPS program starts strong

More than 600 freshmen opted to participate in a new mentoring initiative that began last week, the program’s director said. Brian Hamluk, director of the Guide to Personal Success program, which pairs freshmen with a University staff member or student, said it had a “very strong start.” The guides, which include senior vice presidents and […]

Staff Editorial: No hippo? Say it ain’t so!

GW’s hippo is an endangered species. First, it vanishes from your T-shirts and sweats. Then you notice it’s not at basketball games. Before you know it, the only hippo on campus is the bronze one at 21st and H streets. On Wednesday, University officials said that GW is phasing out the swimming mammal as its […]

Tom Braslavsky: We’re not in Kansas anymore…

Hi, my name is Tom. I’m a freshman, and I’m from Kansas. Yeah, really. If you must know, I’ve never met Dorothy and don’t live on a farm (though I do like to joke about riding a combine to school). I’m not a redneck, I don’t have a “country” accent and I have never been […]

Alternative spaces

As bookstores across the nation compete with the quick access and discounted prices offered by online retailers, some independent outlets in the city are emphasizing using their space for what the Internet cannot offer: face-to-face discussion. “Political movements started when local community members could get together to talk,” said Don Allen, general manager of Busboys […]