September 21, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 11

Stories from the September 21, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

West End buildings due for upgrades

The D.C. government is searching for plans to redevelop an aging library and a fire station serving the Foggy Bottom community. In July, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) announced a request for proposals to redevelop the West End Neighborhood Library and a fire station not far from GW’s campus. The library is more than 40 […]

Campus Calendar

Monday CDs host David Plouffe Hear from Barack Obama’s former campaign manager David Plouffe at the College Democrats’ kickoff event. Jack Morton Auditorium, 8 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday Women’s soccer vs. American Cheer on the Colonials as they take on local rival American. Mount Vernon Athletic Complex, 4 to 6 p.m. Fall Film Series: “Transformers” […]

MPD to focus on Foggy Bottom Metro

The Metropolitan Police Department is increasing efforts to curb assaults and robberies in the Foggy Bottom area, MPD Lt. Alesia Wheeler-Moore said at a community meeting last week. MPD officers have been focusing on Pennsylvania Avenue between 21st and 26th streets and will pay extra attention to the Foggy Bottom Metro station, where suspects have […]

Kushma wins second straight singles event

Junior Chris Kushma had a dominant weekend at the Georgetown Classic, taking home the tournament’s singles championship without dropping a set in three days of play. Kushma also won his singles flight the weekend before at the UVa Classic in Charlottesville, Va. On his way to winning the Georgetown event this weekend, Kushma defeated sophomore […]

Constitution Day event draws 200

A quirky requirement for receiving federal funds – hosting a Constitution Day event – was celebrated with a reading of the founding document, historic speeches and ice cream in Post Hall on the Mount Vernon campus last week. About 200 people attended the event, which featured free ice cream and live readings of the Constitution, […]

Uloop, an online market just for college students

Sick of room swap and dealing with the University for housing? Need a cheap couch but don’t know where to get one? Want to buy a textbook but don’t want to pay GW bookstore prices? Now you can find all of these thing at the same place. is a newly launched Web site that […]

Women’s soccer ends in draw

Women’s soccer head coach Tanya Vogel looked at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County’s schedule and saw a gap: 12 days would pass between the Retrievers’ last game and the Colonials’ trip to Baltimore Friday night. This was a weakness to be exploited; with a certain degree of rust expected from its opponents, GW could gain […]

Volleyball wins tournament

Turning in a full team effort, the GW volleyball team was clicking on all cylinders this past weekend as they won all three of their matches of the Towson Invitational tournament in Towson, Md. GW (8-4) swept Ball State and Penn in consecutive 3-0 wins to begin the tournament, then edged Towson in the final […]

Sports in Brief

Water polo finishes eighth at ECAC Championships The GW men’s water polo team went 2-3 at the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships in Princeton, N.J. this weekend, finishing eighth among the event’s 10 teams. Freshman goalkeeper Cameron Illes tied a GW record with 19 saves in the team’s 6-5 loss to MIT Sunday in the […]

Gelman fails to fundraise for upgrade

Planned large-scale renovations to Gelman Library’s first floor are currently on hold because the library has only raised $150,000 of the $5 million needed for the project, the University librarian said this week. The $5 million project will be funded entirely by donations, but in the last six months of fundraising, only $25,000 has been […]