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.

Bar closed before sophomore’s death

Adams Mill Bar and Grill, the bar in Adams Morgan where 19-year-old Laura Treanor drank the night she died of alcohol poisoning, had been closed by the city’s Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration just a week before her death for serving alcohol to overly intoxicated patrons. Laura Treanor According to ABRA documents recently obtained through a […]

Second-half goals carry GW past Navy

After heavy showers doused the field for the game’s opening minutes, senior Erick Perez-Segnini entered the GW men’s soccer team’s contest against Navy Wednesday late in the first half with a sense of determination. “We’re our own enemy,” he said after the game, referring to the role the Colonials’ own performance plays in the game’s […]

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 […]