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.

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 […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Ukraine on the Eve of Presidential Elections: A Repeat of 2004 or a New Chapter? Five years after the disputed presidential election in Ukraine, Taras Kuzio will examine if the upcoming election will bring peace or crisis. Elliott School Room 412 | 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday Volleyball team takes on Rhode Island GW […]

Kushma looks to maintain momentum on the court

There’s no better way to say it: Chris Kushma is off to a hot start. The junior tennis player has gone undefeated in singles play in both tournaments he has played this fall, winning the D Flight of the Virginia Invitational the weekend of Sept. 11 before taking home the title at the Georgetown Classic […]

Spotlight On: Three Kids, One-Acts

From babies to leather, nothing is off limits in the Fourteenth Grade Players’ Welcome Back One-Acts happening this weekend. Hatchet Ars put student directors Joe Kirkwood, Christianne Liongson and Leah Gravius under the spotlight before their plays open in the Lisner Downstage at 8 p.m. on Thursday night. Why you chose the scene you’re directing: […]

At Elliott School, Professor talks relations between India, China

Calling China and India emerging post-colonial empires, Westminster University professor Dr. Dibyesh Anand said the two countries threaten global peace and minorities within their borders Monday at the Elliott School. In an event aimed to answer questions of power and identity, Anand, who teaches international relations in London, said that since China and India have […]

On campus, bike thefts an issue

Sophomore Ben Zack left his yellow, $900 specialized road bike outside Saturday night, locking it to a tree near his Winston House apartment. He looked out his window at about 1:30 a.m. and saw the bike was gone. “Someone ripped the tree [that it was locked to] out of the ground. It was a 15-foot […]

Thurston ceiling issue causes bathroom mess

Web Extra When the girls of Thurston 532 woke up Friday, they were expecting a day of classes followed by a busy weekend with friends. They were not anticipating their room to fall apart in front of them. Freshman Melissa Peters was walking out of the bathroom when she heard a loud crash. Turning around, […]