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.

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: […]

Campus Calendar

Monday The War in Afghanistan: Prospects and Challenges A distinguished panel will discuss the security challenges from the war in Afghanistan. RSVP required. Elliott School Lindner Family Commons | 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday Flu kit giveaway Stay healthy during the flu season with a free flu kit. Thurston Hall Lobby | 11 a.m. to […]

Staff Editorial: In need of more Knapp time

On Saturday, University President Steven Knapp held a “State of the University” speech for visiting alumni. This event was a great opportunity for graduates who wish to have a sense of where their contributions will help lead the University. In contrast, Knapp has yet to provide the same understanding to current students. This lack of […]

Toby Lausin: Not feeling very Colonial

In high school, I used to sit, anxious, squirming in my chair for the 3:00 bell to ring so I could go home and start getting ready for the game. This was every Friday night for me: I would get in my uniform, go on the track and cheer on the Brush Arcs as they […]