October 8, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 16

Stories from the October 8, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Planned park by Guthridge will open in December

New green space on campus originally set to open this fall will be completed by the beginning of December, University officials said. The parking lot located behind Guthridge Hall is going to be converted to a small park as part of the South Hall residence hall project, and will be dubbed the Square 80 Plaza. […]

Panel discusses unique situation in Honduras

Web Exclusive Three academic panelists discussed the current state of democracy in Honduras on Monday, examining the country’s internal politics, the international response to the recent coup and the role of the United States in the crisis. After years of democratic expansion and economic improvement in Latin America, conflict has erupted in Honduras, making international […]

McFadden’s applies for GWorld, may expand menu

Known for wild parties, scantily clad promotions girls and Irish flair, McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon wants to become a GWorld vendor, a University official confirmed this week. Steven Nichols, deputy director of the GWorld card program, said a review committee of administrators will decide if the restaurant will be allowed to accept GWorld as a […]

GW gets graded greener by Sustainable Endowments Institute

Web Exclusive An environmental group said GW is improving its sustainability efforts and named the University a campus leader for implementing “green” policies, according to a report released Wednesday. The Sustainable Endowments Institute, which surveys 300 colleges and universities across the U.S. with the largest endowments, gave GW a B in their annual “Green Report […]

Sports in Brief

Volleyball beats VCU In a back-and-forth match that saw each team win two straight sets, the GW women’s volleyball team squeaked past VCU 3-2 in Richmond, Va. Wednesday night. The Colonials (13-7) took the first two sets by scores of 25-23 and 25-20 before the Rams evened things up by taking the next two 25-21 […]

New winter break service trip will aid Atlanta flood victims

Web Exclusive As GW students leave campus this December to enjoy Winter Break, holidays and time with family, a select group of individuals will be partaking in a different sort of break, helping victims of flooding in Atlanta. The GW Office of Community Service is this year sponsoring a new Alternative Winter Break location and […]

Scarf project keeps orphans warm

A group of GW community members are stitching with love for the third year in a row, knitting scarves for college-bound students who were orphaned or live in foster care. The group – called the Red Scarf Project – was co-founded in 2007 by Deborah Snelgrove, senior executive director for Communication and Creative Services, and […]


Sophomore and aspiring film critic Joshua Hock gives his QuickTakes on two very different films playing in the District this weekend. “Zombieland” AMC Loews Georgetown – (Comedy, Horror; R) It is not usually the intention of the best horror films to merely horrify the viewer. It is also to humor, philosophize and even eroticize. Consider […]

University completes Treanor review, adjusts alcohol policies

Six months after the University began a review of sophomore Laura Treanor’s death from alcohol poisoning, University President Steven Knapp announced the review has concluded and the University has decided to alter the alcohol amnesty policy in hopes of preventing a similar incident. In a statement sent to The Hatchet Wednesday, Knapp said the review […]