October 30, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 22

Stories from the October 30, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.


Women’s Soccer Friday, Oct. 31 at Saint Joseph’s, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2 at Temple, 3 p.m. Men’s Rowing Saturday, Nov. 1 at Virginia, with Georgetown Men’s Soccer Saturday, Nov. 1 at Richmond, 7 p.m.

Swimmers report hair loss, irritation

Members of GW swim teams reported substantial hair loss and severe itching last week, after a mechanical glitch created a chemical imbalance in the Smith Center swimming pool, team members told The Hatchet. Several athletes, who spoke to The Hatchet on the condition of anonymity because of a policy that prohibits athletes from speaking to […]

Staff Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Thumbs Up: 2145 G St. Lounge The University decided to put a student lounge and study area in the old DJ’s Fastbreak space at 2145 G St. There were several proposals, including a Greek spirit store, but GW picked the best option to increase student study space. It might be a bit of a fishbowl […]

A Royal Race

Correction appended Senior Paul Rozenberg donned his six-inch, patent leather platform heels in a Dupont Circle alley on Tuesday for what might have been one of the last times. As a two-time participant in the annual 17th Street High Heels Race and the director and star of GW’s production of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” […]

University no longer most expensive

Editor’s note: GW’s cost extends beyond tuition After two years as the most expensive college in the country, GW has given up the top spot to Sarah Lawrence College, University officials confirmed this week. Sarah Lawrence, located in Bronxville, N.Y., now tops the list at $53,166 for tuition and required expenses during the 2008-2009 academic […]

Amanda Crowe: Invasion? More like retreat

I had high hopes for last week’s Colonials Invasion. I couldn’t wait to join up with a couple thousand of my fellow students, sing the fight song, maybe get some free stuff and get pumped about this year’s basketball season. Unfortunately, all I got was a pathetic attempt from the University to foster school spirit. […]

Lender drops students mid-year

National Education, an educational lending company, was unable to secure funding for loans promised to more than 180 GW students, leaving them searching for a new lender in the middle of the academic year, University officials said this week. Dan Small, the executive director of financial assistance, said that out of about 4,000 lending companies […]

Women’s squash earning recruits, recognition

When Maura Myers, head coach of the GW women’s squash team, makes a prediction about the season, she’s probably right. Plenty of coaches have big plans. But Myers has a track record of getting the job done. Last year, Myers said she believed the team had the ability to jump divisions from D to C, […]

District Mixtape: Election Special

Hatchet Arts presents a two-part playlist channeling the spirit of the College Democrats and College Republicans. And to think, they compiled these tracks without once referencing “Let’s Get It Started” by the Black Eyed Peas! Bravo, young intellectuals! College Democrats 1. Eddie Vedder – No More 2. The Beatles – Revolution 3. India Arie – […]