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.

As midterms near, reservation system draws mixed reviews

With students staking out spots in Gelman Library to write papers, work on group projects and study for tests, it’s clear that midterm season has arrived at GW. In the past, groups of students would often occupy study rooms in the library for days on end. But the new Gelman study room reservation system launched […]

Fraternity celebrates 100 years at GW

Web Exclusive The D.C. Alpha chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon at GW celebrated its Centennial Celebration Friday night at the Renaissance Hotel Ballroom – and the brothers had a lot to celebrate from the last 100 years. From the founding of Sigma Phi Epsilon at GW in 1909 to the loss of its charter in […]

Women’s soccer loses to Richmond

Just a minute and a half after Richmond’s Emily Dale scored to put the Spiders two goals ahead of the GW women’s soccer team Saturday, junior Jillian Morgan headed a pass from classmate Ashley Starks into the net for her first goal of the season, putting the Colonials within one. Five minutes later, Starks snuck […]

Museum opens public observatory

Web Exclusive A new attraction on the National Mall allows visitors to check out the stars and planets – and not just at night. The National Air and Space Museum opened its new public observatory last month, and the new structure features a Boller & Chivens telescope with a 16 inch diameter, as well as […]

Davis brings experience, enthusiasm to men’s rowing program

Correction appended New men’s rowing head coach Mark Davis brings with him an array of job titles built over 16 years in the business: assistant coach at Hobart, head men’s and women’s coach at Colby, assistant women’s coach at Texas, head men’s coach at California-San Diego and freshman heavyweight coach and head recruiter at Yale. […]

Author raises eyebrows at Lisner

David Sedaris, an American author, essayist, and radio contributor, shared excerpts from his new untitled book, past essays, and recent diary entries in Lisner Auditorium last Wednesday night. Sedaris, who has visited GW in October for several years in a row, is currently on tour and Washington is the eighth stop of 33 cities he […]

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 […]