October 6, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 15

Stories from the October 6, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Electronic Education

Listen to a sound bite from Kawandeep Virdee, a student of Hilmy last year. Courtesy Steve Hilmy. Sitting back in his swivel chair with his fully tattooed right arm resting behind his head, Professor Steve Hilmy enjoyed some of his students’ best musical creations, which he taught and inspired them to create. Professor Hilmy has […]

Varsity Roundup

Swimming GW’s men’s and women’s swimming teams combined to place second of five teams at the Potomac Relays Friday at American, earning 600 points combined, 60 points short of George Mason. The planned diving events, which were scheduled to take place at Georgetown, were cancelled due to the school’s norovirus outbreak. The men’s team won […]

Blind Date: At least there are leftovers…

The two blind daters, Jackie Gabela and Nick Fabiani, used to be neighbors – a convenient icebreaker. But their previous close quarters did not bring a love connection. The sophomores got along fine, but the only lasting part of this date seems to be the leftovers. Name: Jackie Gabela Year: Sophomore Age: 19 Hometown: Green […]

Hoping for a hole-in-one

When Taylor Anderson was born, doubting doctors told his parents he would not be able to walk or talk. Twenty-one years later, he’s a junior at GW majoring in economics – and he is teeing up for the experience of a lifetime. Anderson is one of five finalists in a contest called “Who’s Behind Your […]

Slice of Life: A call to step up and take responsibility

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about what I see as a personal responsibility gap when it comes to facing the morning-after consequences of drinking too much. Boy, did that get y’all stirred up. Letters to the editor and e-mails keep rolling in. Some readers saw the column as it was intended: a call […]

Students walk for D.C. AIDS

University student organizations banded with D.C.-area residents in Northwest on Saturday to raise money for AIDS Walk Washington. Pi Kappa Alpha had two goals for the walk: do something positive for the city and improve the image of Greek-letter life on campus, said the fraternity’s public relations chair Charlie Rybak. “People have a lot of […]

SA allocates record amount

The Student Association is slated to dole out roughly half of the money from the student fee account – more than $315,000 – this week to fund initial student organization operational costs. The largest allocations of the bill, which will be voted on at a Senate meeting Tuesday, will go to graduate student umbrella organizations, […]

Founding Farmers restaurant opens near campus

Students often walk by Kinkead’s Restaurant, their mouths watering with the temptation of spending the equivalent of three lunches on one crab cake. But those students now need only walk one more block to get the same satisfaction for half the price. Founding Farmers is a new farm-to-table restaurant at 19th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue […]

‘Oproma’ raises money for CD campaign trips

Web Extra King Barack and Queen Michelle were crowned at the Obama prom fundraiser, “Oproma,” hosted by the GW College Democrats on Saturday night. About 150 students ate, danced and socialized in the City View Room at in the Elliott School of International Affairs and watched senior James Jones and sophomore Jessica Gordon crowned Mr. […]

Virus hits Georgetown

Correction appended Nearly 200 Georgetown students were diagnosed with a highly contagious virus last week, prompting administrators to take widespread measures to contain the spreading illness. The outbreak began when students checked into the hospital with symptoms of what appeared to be food poisoning – including vomiting, diarrhea, fever and headache. The number of infected […]