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.

Sophomore spreads hope abroad

He thought the boxy object was a radio. Instead, then 9-year-old Beloved Jefeti had picked up a land mine. In the years since the explosion, Jefeti, now 18, has traveled to America, had intensive surgery, and found a temporary new family. It is one that includes sophomore Mari Trubenbach-Mora, who he met through Operation of […]

Fall Fest draws crowd, but Kingston cuts concert short

Fall Fest finished on a sour note this weekend with headliner Sean Kingston ending his concert after students threw glow sticks on stage, tarnishing what organizers called an otherwise fun afternoon. An afternoon at Fall Fest After performing about four songs, Kingston walked off stage when glow sticks – which had been provided by Program […]

Freemasons look to build presence at GW

A new fraternal organization is surfacing on GW’s campus, and this time there will be no Greek letters involved. A group of GW alumni that believe in the teachings of the Masonic people are looking to start a Freemason Lodge on campus, said Paul Nadeau, a 2004 graduate of the Elliott School of International Affairs. […]

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 […]