October 12, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 17

Stories from the October 12, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Men’s water polo sunk in first home game

After a season-opening 21 straight road games over its first month of play, the GW’s men’s water polo team finally got the opportunity to play in its refurbished home in the basement of the Smith Center Thursday. Although the excitement brought out a sizeable crowd, and senior John-Claude Wright tied his career high with six […]

Panel addresses investing issues during Alumni Weekend

The chairman of the Board of Trustees joined a group of panelists in the Elliott School during this month’s Alumni Weekend to discuss the future of investing and how agriculture may be the way to go. W. Russell Ramsey was the keynote speaker for the third annual Ramsey Student Investment Fund Conference. This year’s topic […]

Sports in Brief

Men’s soccer drops two To begin A-10 play The GW men’s soccer team was outscored 10-1 over the course of two Atlantic 10 road losses this weekend, falling 6-0 at No. 15/25 Charlotte Friday and 4-1 at Saint Louis Sunday in their first conference competition this fall. With their scoring leader, senior Andy Stadler, sidelined, […]

Grad school aids governance abroad

Clara Richards’ summer nights were filled with tests, projects and homework; she was a typical graduate student working towards a degree. But during the day, Richards went to work – in Argentina. Richards is one of many students from the Political Management and Governability program within the Graduate School of Political Management. The curriculum focuses […]

Getting tested at Tonic trivia

“What 1993 Oscar-winning actor made his debut in ‘A Bronx Tale’?” Christian Jones, a large, happy man with a goatee, bellows over a crowd of trivia participants on the third floor of Tonic Restaurant on a Monday night. What would normally be a deafening roar of 50 people chatting over drinks and food suddenly becomes […]

Man caught after sexual advances in Thurston

A male unaffiliated with GW was taken into custody Friday morning after he allegedly tried to touch several females while they slept in their rooms in Thurston Hall. The male entered five different Thurston residence hall rooms between 4:30 and 5 a.m., and attempted to initiate sexual encounters, according to a Metropolitan Police report of […]

More than telemarketing: connecting Colonials

Telemarketing. It often carries a bad connotation, bringing up images of call centers in India that try to sell you a timeshare. But at GW, they don’t call them telemarketers. Instead, callers and connectors are the terms of choice. The University’s Colonial Connection call center contacts alumni, parents and friends of the University to update […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Fall Film Series: ‘The Hangover’ Watch one of this summer’s most popular comedies, ‘The Hangover.’ A GWorld gets you and a friend in. Marvin Center Continental Ballroom | 8 to 10 p.m. ‘Coming Out Week’ features veteran as keynote speaker Lt. Dan Choi, an army combat veteran of the Iraq war, will speak about […]

Blind Date: Common interests, but differing views

Juniors Ricky Muñiz and Josh Schutze shared an evening filled with easy conversation at Stars Bistro in Dupont Circle, but held differing views on the restaurant and whether they are friends or something more. Dater Bios Name: Ricky Muñiz Year: Junior Age: 21 Hometown: Bayamón, Puerto Rico Major: International affairs and geography Name: Josh Schutze […]

SA senator wants to reform Virginia shuttle

When Student Association Sen. Schwetha Shekar, a first-year graduate student, heard about classmates who had to stay overnight on the Virginia campus because they’d missed the shuttle back to Foggy Bottom, she decided it was something she could fix in her role as an SA senator. Shekar brought the issue to the SA Student Life […]