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.

Not your average freshman

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 […]

Bookstore employee steals $14,000

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 […]

SJT promotes new book at SMPA

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,” […]

Alex Byers: Hobbs has the brains to call for new academic facility

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 […]

Vietnam War victims seek compensation

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, […]

SA gives student groups $350,000

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, […]

Back from West Coast, water polo falls to Navy

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 […]

Building addition irks FB

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 group hosts question and answer forum

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 […]

Upcoming Games

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.