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.

University prepares for alumni weekend

GW will welcome approximately 3,000 former students to campus this weekend with new programming, a handful of class reunions and special-interest events as part of its annual four-day Alumni Weekend. Now in its third year as a separate entity from Colonials Weekend, Alumni Weekend has more than 70 events planned, ranging from campus tours, to […]

Bomb scare highlights response issue

The first e-mail from the University about Tuesday’s bomb scare that closed a large swath of campus reached students more than an hour after Fulbright Hall and the surrounding area were evacuated, and an hour and a half after the suspicious package was first reported. The incident prompted a sizable Metropolitan Police Department response, including […]

Council joins fight over Stevens site

A D.C. councilmember assured Foggy Bottom residents Tuesday that, as long as the neighborhood is opposed to the selection, his committee would block the city’s reported decision to develop apartments at the Stevens Elementary School site. Councilmember Kwame R. Brown, D-At Large, the chair of the Committee on Economic Development, appeared at the Foggy Bottom […]

Freshman talks college for NYT blog

For most high school seniors, the college admissions process is a private struggle to get into that perfect school. For GW freshman Tyler Calder, it was anything but private. Calder’s admissions process was followed and commented on by readers of The New York Times’ Web site as part of a new blog the paper started […]

Staff Editorial: Too high a price

On Monday, at least three Greek-letter organizations were charged more than $10,000 for not filling their townhouses to capacity during the summer. The charges arose from a clause in the leasing contract with the University stipulating that the townhouses must be filled to 95 percent capacity at all times. This week’s conflict highlights not only […]

Josh Akman: Surviving the LSATs

In the recent past, I haven’t been a whole lot of fun to be around. I was moody, irritable, distracted, and frustrated. I got angry for no reason, I cried at even the most un-sentimental TV commercials and, more than once, I turned to alcohol. But luckily, I’m back. I’m not angry anymore, I’m crying […]

Staff Editorial: Kudos for CCUDC

A huge burden has been lifted from the University of the District of Columbia. UDC has spent years torn between dual roles as a community college and state university. Last week, the Community College of the District of Columbia opened its doors for the first time. Although still located on the UDC campus, the community […]

Sports in Brief

Volleyball cruises in win The GW women’s volleyball team swept Loyola (Md.) 3-0 in their last road game before their home opener Friday. Junior Leah Hill led the Colonials with 15 points on 15 kills. GW will play in the renovated Smith Center’s first game this fall on Friday against Rode Island at 7 p.m. […]

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 […]