September 17, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 10

Stories from the September 17, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Sorority recruitment sets record

Almost 400 women clad in brightly colored T-shirts took over University Yard with their future sisters Tuesday afternoon, shouting, singing and celebrating their bids to ten Panhellenic Association sororities in the largest recruitment session in GW history. Sarah Sutton, president of Panhel, said there were more women offered bids in part because of the addition […]

New farmers’ market to begin near White House

Starting Thursday, fans of fresh, local produce will have another option when it comes to buying food. A new farmers’ market is set to take over part of Vermont Avenue between H and I streets every Thursday until Oct. 29, said Bernadine Prince, co-director of FreshFarm Markets. The market will feature everything from produce and […]

Reported flu cases near 200, officials say

The Student Health Service has diagnosed 172 students with influenza-like symptoms since the beginning of school, University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard said Wednesday. That number only reflects students diagnosed by SHS, Sherrard said, and does not include “anyone who went to the hospital, was seen by another health provider or didn’t seek medical attention.” “Students are […]

Some elevators to get upgrades

The University is projected to spend nearly $15 million in renovations on three on-campus buildings over the academic year. The Academic Center, JBKO Hall and Lafayette Hall are all slated for renovations, and work on the Academic Center elevators has already commenced. One elevator has been upgraded and two are expected to be finished this […]

Housing Programs launches mentorship program

GW Housing Programs is launching a new mentorship program, pairing undergraduate seniors with graduate students who can provide advice about living in “the real world” and graduate school. Seniors will be able to consult with graduate students on how to prepare themselves for the last months of college, and the future ahead both in graduate […]

Student Association set to dole out funding

The Student Association Senate will dole out more than $700,000 in allocations to student organizations this year, an increase from the $613,367 that was distributed last year, Connor Walsh, chair of the Senate Finance Committee, said this week. Total allocations will reach $736,996 this year, but Walsh said he didn’t know how much money would […]

Elliott School to start showing video from events online

A gift from an anonymous donor will fund the launch of a Web video program at the Elliott School of International Affairs, university officials said last week. The project – which has funding for the next two years – will enable the Elliott School to host streaming videos from 25 events held this year and […]

Men’s soccer shuts out Longwoood

For the GW men’s soccer team, the score looked familiar, but the outcome couldn’t have been more different. Looking to rebound after a disappointing 4-0 loss over the weekend to No. 11 California, the Colonials put together their most complete effort of the season, defeating Longwood by the same 4-0 score at the Mount Vernon […]