At first glance, Sameera Al Bitar looks like your average freshman. She takes classes in the School of Business, does her homework and likes to relax with her friends. This summer, though, Al Bitar did something that no other freshman can say they did – she swam in the Olympic Games for Bahrain. But the […]
October 9, 2008
Volume 105, Issue 16
Stories from the October 9, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.
A GW Bookstore employee is being charged with first-degree theft for allegedly stealing more than $14,000 from the store through fraudulent refunds, according to court documents. Marco Pareja, 30, told the bookstore director and a manager on Sept. 9 that he had made fictitious refunds to his credit card totaling about $10,000 and another $4,000 […]
Former University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg criticized Foggy Bottom residents Tuesday night in the Jack Morton Auditorium for their constant complaints about the University during his tenure. Now a professor of public service, the University’s longest-serving president came to discuss his latest book, “Big Man on Campus: A University President Speaks Out on Higher Education,” […]
Ever watched a collegiate sporting event on TV for more than five minutes? You’ve probably seen this commercial: A businessman dribbles to the free-throw line. He passes to a police officer on the wing. She throws an alley-oop pass to a doctor, who promptly slams the ball through the hoop. What’s going on? It’s an […]
Dang Hong Nhut and Tran Thi Hoan, two Vietnamese women who suffered from exposure to Agent Orange during the war in their country, said Tuesday afternoon at the Elliott School of International Affairs that victims of Agent Orange need compensation. Agent Orange, a chemical used by American forces during the Vietnam War as a defoliant, […]
Nearly every student organization that requested additional initial allocation funds received them at Tuesday night’s Student Association senate meeting. Senators debated the initial allocations for about two hours, but eventually passed the bill by a nearly unanimous vote without the fireworks and controversy characteristic of past years. Only Sen. Logan Dobson (CCAS-U) opposed the bill, […]
Preparing to play a nationally ranked team is hard enough for the GW men’s water polo team. And coming off a six-day trip to the West Coast doesn’t make things any easier for the Colonials. Fatigue may have gotten the best of GW on Tuesday when the Colonials lost to Navy by a score of […]
A non profit organization plans to construct a seven-story addition on top of a historic townhouse near the corner of 20th and H streets, but the project faces resistance from the Foggy Bottom community. The Health Services for Children Foundation, which is seeking space for additional offices, applied to have its design reviewed by the […]
GW veterans were questioned on topics ranging from their experience in the military to their adjustment back to civilian life during the first “Ask a Vet” forum Wednesday night. Sponsored by the GWU Vets and Delta Phi Epsilon, the event drew more than 70 people to the Elliott School of International Affairs. The open question […]
Men’s Soccer Friday, Oct. 10 at Xavier, 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12 at Dayton, 1 p.m. Women’s Soccer Friday, Oct. 10 at St. Bonaventure, 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12 at Duquesne, 12 p.m. Volleyball Thursday, Oct. 9 at North Carolina Central, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10 at Charlotte, 7 p.m.