October 2, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 14

Stories from the October 2, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Fraternity pledge numbers rise by 20 percent

Two-hundred and fifty men accepted bids from fraternities last week, a 20 percent increase from last year’s recruitment figures, an official said. Dean Harwood, director of Greek-letter life, said the school expects another 100 and 150 men to join IFC fraternities in the spring semester. “This fall pledge class is shaping up to be one […]

Senate appoints three non-voting freshmen

The Student Association appointed three freshmen Tuesday night to serve in the senate. Stephanie Benedict, Erik Ashida and Josh Goldstein garnered the three nonvoting positions out of a pool of nine finalists and about 40 initial applicants. At the next senate meeting on Oct. 7, the senators will introduce legislation that would allow freshman senators […]

Crime Log

Liquor Law Violation 9/26/08 – Thurston Hall – 1:23 a.m. – case closed A female student called the University Police Department to report that two unidentified males brought her roommate into her Thurston Hall room. EMeRG was called and transported the roommate to GW Hospital. Referred to Student Judicial Services. 9/26/08 – Public property on […]

Man commits suicide at State Plaza Hotel

A man died by jumping off the State Plaza Hotel on E Street Saturday morning, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Michael Malis, 35, a practicing radiologist from Overland Park, Kan., jumped off the third floor of the hotel building at 2117 E St. Officers arrived on the scene at 6:13 a.m. and rushed him […]

GW Hospital acquires second robot to perform surgeries

The GW Hospital acquired a $1.6 million da Vinci for its surgery room this year. The da Vinci Surgical System – the second robotic surgical system at the hospital – will be operated remotely by a surgeon and will help with intricate prostate and kidney surgeries. Resembling a spider, the robot has four arms, some […]

U.S. Mint director addresses students

Ed Moy, director of the U.S. Mint, spoke to about 50 students in the Marvin Center Tuesday evening about his career in public service and the economic crisis. He said, “even experts will take years to figure out what happened” during the financial meltdown. “It is more complicated problem than partisan blaming,” Moy said. He […]


In “Back from war, a new fight” (Sept. 29, p. 1), The Hatchet erroneously reported that Kevin Blanchard was the vice president of GW Veterans of America. He is the vice president of Student Veterans of America, the national organization.

New Colonials eager to hit the hardwood

New blood is running through the veins of the GW women’s basketball program. The coaching staff is new. Seven of the team’s 15 players are new. But one thing that has not changed for the upcoming season is the level of expectations: high. New head coach Mike Bozeman inherits a program accustomed to success under […]

Snapshot: Hookah Kit

Nick Gingold/senior staff photographer Junior Tarah Henick, left, and senior Zarha Ahsan smoke hookah during Junior Class Council’s Hookah Night Wednesday night in Kogan Plaza.

Campus Calendar

Thursday Vice Presidential Debate Watch Party Come watch Sen. Joe Biden and Gov. Sarah Palin debate on television and enjoy free food and drinks! 8:30 p.m. MC Grand Ballroom Friday Disarming Libya: Background to an Agreement Learn about Libya from Robert G. Joseph, the former undersecretary of arms control and international security for the State […]