October 1, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 14

Stories from the October 1, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Greek orgs hit with hefty housing bill

At least three Greek-letter groups living in University-owned townhouses were charged more than $10,000 each on Monday for failing to fill their houses during the summer, two Greek-letter presidents confirmed on Wednesday. Part of the organizations’ housing agreements with the University stipulates that Greek-letter organizations that occupy University-owned townhouses must fill 95 percent of the […]

Annu Subramanian: All it takes is a little magic

Editor’s Note: When working with freshman writers, the opinions section put forward a prompt: How do you improve GW? The following column was the most interesting, reflecting the unjaded criticisms of a fresh view. Let’s face it. GW was not my first choice for school. Actually, the place I had hoped to attend rejected me […]

Moore promotes documentary

Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Moore spoke to a full house of students Tuesday in the Marvin Center about the problems facing the nation’s economy and health care system. The event, co-sponsored by the College Democrats and Program Board, was broadcast to 170 college campuses around the country by ThinkTalk, a network that connects college students […]

Grad schools see rise in applications

Last year, some officials in GW’s graduate schools were nervous about prospective graduate admissions; they thought the economy would lower their numbers. This year, they are happy to be wrong. The Elliott School of International Affairs reported the largest numbers of applications in the school’s history, and the University’s entire graduate program saw a 13 […]

GW veterans’ tuition payments delayed

GW has yet to receive tuition payments for the approximately 300 veterans on campus that were promised to the University under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, said Linda Brown, GW’s manager of University Cashier Services. Promised payments from the Department of Veterans Affairs for tuition and housing are currently missing and have left at least three […]

With Folds comes fame

Most college students only dream of sharing the stage with a musician like Ben Folds. For senior Greg Magee, that dream became a reality when he performed with Folds and the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center last Thursday. Magee was one of eight college students selected to sing in a choir alongside the […]

Crime Log

Assault 9/27/09 – Thurston Hall – 1:15 a.m. – Case closed University Police Department officers responded to reports of an assault in an elevator in Thurston Hall. The altercation involved three subjects, two of whom were not affiliated with GW. The Metropolitan Police Department was notified and detectives took statements from the subjects. No arrests […]

Yeah Yeah Yeahs are hot, hot, hot

By Friday night at 8:30 p.m., an hour before the opening band got on stage for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs show, a sold-out 9:30 Club was packed to capacity. Despite the close quarters, the overall audience excitement was visible and growing. The acclaimed rock group have spent their decade-long careers touring and recording, and then […]

Two challengers lined up to face Fenty in 2010

Web Extra With the 2010 primary now less than a year away, D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) has two opponents looking to take his position. Fellow Democrats Sulaimon Brown and Leo Alexander may not have as much money as Fenty for their campaigns – Fenty has reportedly raised nearly $3 million – they are […]