September 10, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 8

Stories from the September 10, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Sports in Brief

Pair of freshmen honored Two GW freshman goalkeepers won honors this week for their outstanding performances as first-year players. Cameron Illes of the men’s water polo team was named the CWPA Southern Division Rookie of the Week, while men’s soccer’s Brendan Lafferty earned the Atlantic 10’s Co-Rookie of the Week, with both awards being announced […]

Greek leaders: Never a better time to go Greek

Combining all that this University and Washington D.C. have to offer, GW is home to a unique Greek-letter community. Members spent thousands of hours – a combined total of more than 25,000, in fact – volunteering in the community last year and currently hold a number of important jobs and internships all around the city. […]

Women’s soccer falls to Georgetown

For the first 39 minutes of the GW women’s soccer team’s game against Georgetown Wednesday, the Colonials’ defense remained solid, pressuring Hoya forwards and generally limiting their scoring chances. Then, a rare moment of confusion: a cross by Hoya forward Samantha Baker got past GW’s defense, allowing forward Toni Marie Hudson to squeak a shot […]

Alex Shoucair: Stop the study abroad scam

I could write an editorial every week for a year focusing on GW’s student financial failings without ever addressing them all. But for those that study abroad, the unfairness of the school’s study abroad tuition policies are particularly egregious. For years, students have bemoaned the fundamental injustice of GW’s study abroad tuition policies, to no […]

Volleyball swept in Minneapolis tournament

The good news for women’s volleyball senior Abby Syverson was that last weekend’s trip to the Diet Coke Classic served as a homecoming for the Minneapolis native. The bad news was that her team dropped all three of its matches in the event. The road trip proved to be a challenging one for GW (3-3), […]

Professor helps pioneer field of fat studies

A GW professor is making waves in an emerging field you may not know existed – fat studies. Julia McCrossin, an English professor and doctoral candidate at GW, first came across the idea of fat studies in 2003 during an introductory cultural anthropology course. Six years later, McCrossin is one of the few experts bringing […]

Howard students voice aid, housing concerns

Students at Howard University have been protesting against University officials since last Friday, airing grievances regarding housing and financial aid. Union workers and hundreds of students gathered outside the University’s administration building to express frustrations with the school, according to Howard’s student newspaper, The Hilltop. Workers protested the University’s employment practices and students voiced concerns […]

Crime Log

Burglary 9/2/09 – time unknown – Somers Hall – case open A GW student contacted the University Police Department to report that her watch was stolen out of her jewelry box in her room. Open case Destruction 9/5/09 – 9:57 p.m. – Amsterdam Hall – case open UPD responded to a fire alarm activation caused […]

Alumnus nabs White House job

Alumnus and Lt. Col. Rob Lyman is one of 15 individuals appointed to the most recent class of White House Fellows, the White House has announced. Lyman, who has served eight times in Iraq, Afghanistan and parts of Asia, said he will take a one-year hiatus from his military duties to serve at the White […]

Administrators consider sustainable fund

The Office of Sustainability is considering starting a fund to ensure funding for eco-friendly projects, officials said earlier this month. Currently in its planning stages, the fund would use money saved from implementing energy- and cost-saving programs to finance future sustainable projects around campus, said Meghan Chapple-Brown, director of the Office of Sustainability. Students, faculty […]