October 5, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 15

Stories from the October 5, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Food takes center stage at festival

University Yard traded in its usual crowd of twenty-something college kids for about 200 parents, children and business owners during Alumni Weekend’s first annual Taste of GW and Family Carnival on Saturday. The event hosted nine vendors from local D.C. restaurants owned or operated by GW alumni and regular student spots like Tonic and Wasabi […]

Popping the question

When seniors Liz Edwards and Dan Fielden met four years ago in an Introduction to Logic class, they never thought their fate would be intertwined. They were officially proven wrong two weeks ago, when Fielden popped the question in a paddleboat on the Tidal Basin. For the smitten couple, marriage seemed the most logical thing […]

Students, faculty walk to fight AIDS

Students and faculty members joined more than 6,700 people in the 23rd annual AIDS Walk Washington early Saturday morning. The event, which started at Freedom Plaza at 13th and K streets, shut down K Street as participants walked towards the U.S. Capitol to raise funds and awareness for HIV/AIDS, which studies have shown affects one […]

Stay dry – and fashionable

Weather has a huge impact on how we dress for the day. You certainly don’t want to put on your brand new studded flats or buttery soft leather jacket when there’s an 80 percent chance of rain. We all want to look and feel fabulous, but sometimes the elements prevent us from being fashion trendy. […]

Basketball team runs, mingles with fans

With more than a month remaining before this season’s opening tip, GW men’s basketball head coach Karl Hobbs wasted no time introducing his team to its fans with Thursday’s Colonials Run, a three-kilometer jog around the reflecting pool that gave fans a chance to run alongside the Colonials. A total of 127 students, staff and […]

Alex Shoucair: Fight the flu hysteria

We are all going to die. Slowly. Painfully. Unless, of course, we use some of that conveniently placed “Fight the Flu” hand-sanitizer in the lobby of the buildings on campus. Perhaps I am the only one, but has anyone else grown incredibly weary of GW’s anti-swine flu campaign? One has to wonder what kinds of […]

Volleyball takes two on new court

The GW women’s volleyball team was given the task of unveiling the new Smith Center court this weekend, hosting two games and playing before the fifth-largest home crowd in program history. But before the Colonials took the floor, one of their own completed a different task. Junior Leah Hill took the microphone and performed the […]

Women’s soccer draws, wins at home

Twice over the weekend, the GW women’s soccer team fell behind 1-0 to their Atlantic 10 opponents. In each game, the team held on and fought back, tying Saint Joseph’s 1-1 on Friday and beating Temple 2-1 on Sunday. Freshman forward Adriana Moya said being at a goal disadvantage gives the Colonials (4-4-4, 1-1-2 A-10) […]

Gelman receives grant for digitization

The Gelman Library System was awarded a $400,000 grant to digitize its special collection of literature on the Middle East, a library administrator said last week. Gelman holds a joint collection of Middle Eastern works with Georgetown’s Lauinger Library. Both libraries will work together to digitize the collection, said Martha Whittaker, head of technical services […]

Ranking the best pizza pies off campus

We’re taking the challenge off campus and into the heart of the District as we continue to try to find the best pizza in D.C. While you might have to take a Metro ride to get there, these places are worth the trip. (See our rankings from last week of pizzas on campus.) First Place: […]