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.

At alumni event, Knapp discusses future of University

University President Steven Knapp spoke with veteran radio host Dick Golden Saturday morning in an event billed as a “State of the University” address to alumni. More than 100 people listened to Knapp discuss his vision for GW and the school’s progress since he took office in August 2007. Golden, the special assistant for broadcast […]

Law school drop in ranking prompts admissions change

The GW Law School took significantly fewer evening students this year in an attempt to combat an eight-place drop in the U.S. News and World Report Rankings, a school dean told alumni on Friday. Senior Associate Dean Greg Maggs told about a dozen law school alumni at “The State of Law School” address that the […]

SEAS celebrates 125 years

Celebrating the school’s 125th anniversary Thursday afternoon, the dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science said construction of the proposed Science and Engineering Complex is essential to the program’s continued success. Nearly 100 students and faculty members gathered on the lawn of Tompkins Hall to eat cake and ice cream, participate in trivia […]

GSPM student launches Web site

A student employee of the Graduate School of Political Management launched a Web site this month that aims to provide resources for aspiring politicos under 30 years old. Bryce Cullinane, who works in the GSPM’s admissions and marketing department, launched PoliticsUnder30.org on Sept. 15 after a year of development. The site is currently run by […]

College Democrats rally in front of White House

Clad in blue T-shirts and carrying handcrafted posters, about 100 students rallied in front of the White House South Lawn on Friday to show support for the public health care option. The group, organized by the College Democrats, boasted representatives from GW, Georgetown, Catholic and the D.C. Federation of College Democrats. The group of students […]

Sports in Brief

Men’s soccer wins again The GW men’s soccer team continued its winning ways on the road this weekend, defeating Rider 3-0 on their own turf Sunday to register their third consecutive victory and second straight shutout. Senior Nikolay Aleksandrov, a defender, opened the scoring in the 10th minute with his second career goal from 35 […]

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. […]