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.

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 […]

D.C. considers partial smoking ban

Students looking for a smoke break outside may soon have to take their cigarettes elsewhere if a recent D.C. Council proposal to ban smoking cigarettes on sidewalks outside of storefronts passes. Another proposal to ban single-sale cigars, commonly used for smoking marijuana, is also pending. The proposals would require stores to post warning signs about […]

When Washington and Hollywood collide

At the Alumni Film Festival on Saturday, two films were screened that proved that even in Hollywood, some alumni have trouble escaping the political sphere of Washington. Former GW students David Leaf and John Schneider screened their films “The U.S. vs. John Lennon” and “Mr. Schneider Goes to Washington,” respectively, and followed each with a […]

GW receives millions in stimulus funds

The University has received about $13 million in stimulus grants this year from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, and money is still coming in, University officials said this week. About $10 million in grants have gone to the GW Medical Center and were distributed to faculty for research on AIDS, […]

Crime Log

Burglary II 10/3/09 – Staughton Hall – 4:50 a.m. – Case closed University Police Department officers responded to a report of an unknown male individual throwing a fire extinguisher against the side of Staughton Hall. Upon further investigation, officers found damage done to the first floor, including a hole punched in a door, and fire […]