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.

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 […]

Cheap and comfortable BoltBus gets you around the Northeast

This is an installment of a new series, “You should know about…,” focused on information that might just make your life at GW a little easier. Everyone loves a getaway or quick trip home and, for those GW students who live in the Northeast corridor, an Amtrak train ticket is often the preferred method of […]

Radio station struggles to attract an audience

In an age of customizable playlists and endless music options offered by outlets like iTunes and Pandora, students who work at WRGW, GW’s student-run radio station, say the station faces a big question. Hatchet Video: Is anyone listening? Is anyone listening? The station – which switched from the AM frequency to live Internet streaming in […]

Blind Date: Two seniors ace the date

For first-time blind daters Katrina Burkgren and Taylor Anderson, their evening turned out surprisingly well. Over dinner at Taj of India in Georgetown, the pair realized that they had a strong platonic, if not romantic, bond. Katrina Burkgren Year: Senior Age: 21 Hometown: Groton, New York Major: International affairs Taylor Anderson Year: Senior Age: 22 […]

Neighborhood group protests FoBoGro hours

Editor’s note appended The soon-to-open Foggy Bottom Grocery is facing opposition from community members who allege that its proposed late-night hours are inappropriate, and the store’s planned menu, which includes pizzas and sandwiches, is illegal under D.C. zoning laws. The West End Citizens Association has filed a letter of protest, saying the store’s proposed hours […]