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.

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. […]

Task force could change freshman year requirements

The University created a task force this week to assess the overall freshman experience, including the effectiveness of pre-semester programs and whether students should participate in a mandatory day of community service, a senior administrator said this week. Robert Chernak, senior vice president for Student and Academic Support Services, said the group will consider a […]

Bball recruit puts his faith in GW

Until recently, high school senior Kinley Branch had never even heard of GW. Though the Stone Mountain, Ga., native still hasn’t visited Foggy Bottom, he’ll be spending a lot of time here next year as part of GW’s men’s basketball team, where the 6-5 guard-forward recently verbally committed. Branch is GW’s first commitment this year, […]

Council candidates address Foggy Bottom ANC

Two candidates vying for a D.C. City Council seat made appearances at the Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting Wednesday night at St. Stephen-Martyr Church. Only one was there to talk about the election, however. Councilman Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) and Christina Culver (R) attended at last night’s meeting for two very different purposes. Evans, the incumbent, […]


In “Univ. reduces class capacities” (Oct. 20, p. 1), The Hatchet misspelled the name of Doree Damoulakis. The article also stated that Damoulakis is a media representative for US News & World Report. Damoulakis is a senior account executive at Kwittken & Co., an agency that represents US News.

Student Association senate passes transparency bill

A bill to create more transparency in the way student organizations spend their funds passed by a wide margin at Tuesday night’s Student Association Senate meeting. Sponsored by Sen. Logan Dobson (CCAS-U), the bill would require the SA to disclose how student organizations spend money received from the student fee account. The bill passed almost […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Free Screening of “Child Brides” Celebrate United Nations Week by attending a free screening of the film “Child Bride,” which gives an in-depth look into the sensitive topic. 6 p.m. 1957 E St., Linder Commons, 6th floor Friday LifeSaving Karaoke Relax after midterms by singing karaoke and raising money for UNICEF. Funds raised will […]

Snapshot: Chalk Talk

Jonathan Ewing/Hatchet photographer Junior Meghan Ottolini and senior Alaska Burr of the GW women’s lacrosse team chalk the steps of the Smith Center to promote their dodgeball tournament that begins Nov. 4.