October 20, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 19

Stories from the October 20, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Varsity Roundup

Volleyball GW’s women’s volleyball (11-8, 4-3 Atlantic 10) kept on rolling this weekend, winning its fourth and fifth straight matches Saturday and Sunday, respectively. The Colonials won a two-hour match against Temple 3-2 Saturday and followed up with a convincing 3-0 win over La Salle less than 24 hours later. Both matches took place at […]

On the defensive

SLAM! Although this may sound painful to the untrained ear, aikido students know the louder you hit the mat when you fall, the safer you’ll be. Students who practice aikido every Saturday in the K Gym not only learn how to fall correctly, but they also gain the benefits of exercise and meditation “all rolled […]

Soccer still on top without Stadler

Men’s soccer coach George Lidster’s plan going into this weekend’s games was relatively simple: Score goals. On Sunday, it got a bit harder: Score goals without leading scorer Andy Stadler. After netting two goals and assisting on another in GW’s 5-2 win over Temple on Friday, Stadler rolled his ankle and was promptly substituted out […]

Long-distance puppy love

For freshman Elise Chen, home is only a phone call away. It’s keeping in touch with Sammy, her collie-lab mix, that’s the problem. “I can talk to my dog on the phone, but I don’t get anything out of it,” Chen said. Chen is not the only student who misses her pet, an integral part […]

Hussein trial judge visits GW

The chief investigative judge for the trial of Saddam Hussein said that the legal proceeding for the former Iraqi dictator was “the biggest turning point in Iraqi history” on Thursday at the Jacob Burns Law Library. Ra’id Juhi Hamadi Al Saedi, who gave the annual Shulman Law School Lecture to about 80 students and lawyers, […]

University reduces class capacities

Correction appended A top University official said last week that GW is reducing class sizes to improve its ranking in US News & World Report’s annual list of the nation’s best universities. Class size is one of the elements used by US News to grade universities. In order to improve GW’s score for class size, […]

SMHS addresses recent probation

Following widely reported news last week that an accrediting body had put the School of Medicine and Health Sciences on probation, school officials appeared before the Board of Trustees on Friday to explain the decision and their plans for future improvements. The Liaison Committee on Medical Education, an organization recognized by the Department of Education, […]

Students host mock CSI workshop at crime museum

Four current and former graduate students are teaching a program that helps visitors at the Crime and Punishment Museum step inside the mind of a crime scene investigator. The forensic science students wanted to share their passion for the field and saw the museum as the perfect venue to teach people about crime scenes. The […]

Williams draws big laughs

“What the fuck is buff?” asked comedian Robin Williams during a sold-out show in the Smith Center Friday. “Supposedly, it’s the color of George Washington’s teeth.” Williams, who performed two shows as part of Colonials Weekend, incited near-continuous laughter from audiences with a routine peppered with sex and profanity. The 57-year-old comedian, best known for […]