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.

Alum analyzes Rwandan genocide

Correction appended Speaking before a packed room in the Elliott School Thursday night, a recent alumnus tried to answer why a historically peaceful nation like Rwanda erupted into violence in 1994, leaving an estimated half a million to a million people dead. Omar McDoom, who received his master’s degree from the Elliott School of International […]

SEAS plans to accept more credit from courses taken abroad

School of Engineering and Applied Science Dean David Dolling wants 100 percent of his engineering students to go abroad. Historically, only five or six SEAS students per class study abroad during their four years at GW, but Dolling said in an interview last week he wants that to change. To encourage SEAS students to take […]

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 […]