October 23, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 20

Stories from the October 23, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Festival brings independent filmmakers

The Vassar Film Fest, held at the Jack Morton Auditorium last Saturday, Oct. 15, boasted a variety of independent films that covered topics ranging from human trafficking and AIDS in India to spoofing modern paranoia about public safety. The event, organized by the Vassar Club of Washington D.C., showcased five films, two of which were […]

Samantha Villella: All present and accounted for

Wouldn’t you love to have a day off this November? As Election Day draws closer, there has been talk of whether college students should be free from classes on Nov. 4. Liberty University in Virginia has actually taken a proactive route by not only dismissing students from class on Nov. 4, but also distributing registration […]

University creates green office

The University recently established an Office of Sustainability to promote environmentally friendly initiatives at GW based on a recommendation from last year’s task force on sustainability. The Office of Sustainability will be used to coordinate the University’s environmentally friendly efforts, University President Steven Knapp said. “The aim is to create an office that can serve […]

Hottest show on ice

It’s 11:30 p.m. on a Friday night and Will Denise is about to score. His shirt is sparkling white. He’s got his boys with him. And don’t worry – he’s got protection. But Denise isn’t at a bar. Or a club. He’s at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Ballston, Va., where he and the rest […]

Hunton & Williams law firm to lease space at Square 54 property

Correction appended Renowned law firm Hunton & Williams is slated to occupy almost half of the commercial office space available in Square 54, a mixed-use real estate development project next to the GW Hospital. Boston Properties, the real estate developer responsible for the leasing, managing and construction of the space, announced the lease last week. […]

New GI bill gives veterans more resources for college

A bill passed this summer by Congress offers veterans more resources to pay for their college educations, alleviating a problem that has been exacerbated by the number of soldiers returning home from Iraq. The Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, also known as “The New GI Bill,” offers separate funds for tuition, board and […]

Upcoming Games

Women’s Soccer: Friday, Oct. 24 at Richmond, 7 p.m. Men’s Soccer: Friday, Oct. 24 at Rhode Island, 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26 at Massachusetts, 1 p.m. Volleyball: Friday, Oct. 24 vs. Fordham, 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26 vs. Rhode Island, 1 p.m.

Time running out for water polo team

It’s been a bad run for the GW men’s water polo team. The Colonials fell to Johns Hopkins 11-8 at the Smith Center on Tuesday, adding another loss to their 7-17 record. The team’s final home game was a sad look at the final stages of a season that held much potential. They began this […]

Crime Log

Theft 10/15/08 – Lerner Health and Wellness Center – case closed A student told University Police Department officers that he locked his belongings in a locker and some of his property had disappeared when he returned. The officers checked other lockers for his property and found his duffle bag, but not his wallet or cash. […]