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.

English chair requests funding for grad program

The head of GW’s English department says the University’s graduate English program has everything it needs to be one of the best in the country, except for one thing: funding. Department chair Jeffrey Cohen said D.C. has some of the best resources available to English students – like access to world-class resources and professionals at […]

Professor receives grant for archeological dig

Web Exclusive Eric Cline, chair of the department of classical and Semitic languages and literatures, received a $15,000 grant from National Geographic this month for a potential dig in Israel this winter. The grant will fund a dig in Tek Kabri – a Middle Bronze Age site – but only if the Israel Antiquities Authority […]

Student Association nixes airport shuttle service

Colonial Coach, the Student Association-sponsored airport shuttle service provided around the holidays, will not be offered to students this year, SA President Julie Bindelglass announced this week. Since it began in 2005, Colonial Coach has offered students free shuttle rides to the Dulles and BWI airports. In 2007, then-SA President Nicole Capp instituted a $5 […]

D.C. Council will consider gay marriage measure

Web Exclusive A bill to allow same-sex couples to marry in the District was introduced in the D.C. Council Tuesday which, if enacted, would make D.C. the first city below the Mason-Dixon line to allow gay marriage. The bill has the support from 10 of the 13 councilmembers and D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty. Councilmember […]

SASS creates fund for service

The University has given the Student Association $20,000 to be allocated directly to students and student organizations involved in community service and service-learning projects. The purpose of this grant is to “create new opportunities for ideas to emerge, create community partnerships and engage more students,” said Peter Konwerski, associate vice president and chief administrative officer […]

Greek-letter groups get a taste of charm school

Web Exclusive Members of Greek-letter life got a lesson in etiquette Thursday night, learning things like how to properly hold a fork at the dinner table and how to sit in a chair at a job interview. Professional etiquette speaker Nonnie Cameron Owens was invited to speak to members of Greek-letter life for the first […]

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 […]