September 8, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 7

Stories from the September 8, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Task force to choose degree audit system

A top administrator said last week that a degree audit system – which many say will dramatically improve GW’s academic advising – is finally on its way. Jeffrey Lenn, associate vice president for academic operations, said a task force has been created to choose the software for the degree audit system, which saves time and […]

Stadler, Berhanu score in GW win

Sixty-three minutes into Saturday’s game against Howard, Andy Stadler had to make a decision. The senior forward stood outside and left of the penalty box beside sophomore teammate Yoni Berhanu, second to Stadler on the team in scoring last season, and sized up Bison defenders as they prepared to protect their goal against an ensuing […]

City hears plans for local school building

Neighborhood groups weighed in on three proposals for the redevelopment of Stevens Elementary School this summer, and a winning proposal could be chosen by the city this month. While all proposals will retain the structure of the historic building, which was built in 1868 and closed last year, each option offered different features for the […]

Men’s water polo splits four games in two days at Navy Open

Maybe the men’s water polo team just takes some time to wake up. Playing two games on each day of this weekend’s Navy Open, beginning the first contest before noon both Saturday and Sunday, the Colonials split four games to open their season. GW (2-2) began both days with a loss before winning their second […]

Not your average reality star

You will never see Stephen Nelson walking out of the Gelman Starbucks with a caffeinated beverage. Nor will you ever see him taking tequila shots in Thurston. Or smoking. Or having sex – before marriage at least. “It’s all about keeping it wholesome,” said Nelson, a freshman political communication major. You may see him, though, […]

Sports in Brief

Golf GW’s golf team opened its fall season with a tie for seventh place at the 14-team Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate in Verona, N.Y. Monday. The Colonials, who tied with Hartford at a collective 62 strokes over par, were paced by senior Cole Turner, who finished with the tournament in his own tie for seventh […]

Campus Calendar

Tuesday TRAiLS Outdoor Adventure Festival GW TRAiLS will offer free food, a rock-climbing wall and prizes during their kickoff event. University Yard | 4 p.m. The Changing World and China-U.S. Relations Chinese Ambassador Wu Jianmin will speak to students in this RSVP-only event. Elliott School, Room 602 | 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Wednesday Interfraternity Council […]

Matt Ingoglia: Will the real Bob McDonnell please stand up?

Do you view working women as “detrimental” to the family? Have thoughts of unmarried couples buying contraceptives kept you up at night? Oh, and don’t you just hate how the government prioritizes those pesky “cohabitators, homosexuals, and fornicators” over husbands and wives? If you answered in the affirmative to any of those questions, you’d love […]

Officials celebrate South Hall debut

University President Steven Knapp and members of the GW community celebrated the opening of South Hall, the school’s first LEED-certified construction project on Thursday morning. The newest residence hall, which houses seniors in suites made up of four or five bedrooms, two bathrooms and a communal kitchen and living area, is the first GW building […]

Evan Schwartz: In search of a policy for PCs

The beginning of the semester here at GW requires students not only to start five new courses but also to learn the idiosyncrasies of five different professors. It is sometimes easy to forget that professors are people too, with their own lives and schedules and quirks, and like other human beings, they are entitled to […]