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.

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, […]

District Mixtape: Katherine Stratton

Tonic is the go-to spot for a quick bite on campus. One server, Katherine Stratton, told The Hatchet what she listens to while serving up burgers and pizzas to GW students. 1. Back Against the Wall: Cage the Elephant 2. Wonderful Tonight: Eric Clapton 3. Future: Owl City 4. Sexy Sadie: The Beatles 5. Faded: […]

University will receive swine flu vaccine

After months of anticipation, a University administrator announced Tuesday that GW will receive swine flu vaccinations for distribution. Though the vaccine will likely not be available until mid-October, Dr. Isabel Goldenberg, director of the Student Health Service, said GW will administer the vaccinations to GW community members. “The University has registered with the D.C. Department […]

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 […]