October 15, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 18

Stories from the October 15, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Bookstore will begin to sell Greek items

Clarification appended The GW Bookstore will now offer students the ability to order Greek-letter apparel and accessories, Student Association President Julie Bindelglass announced at a Greek Week event on Wednesday. The bookstore will have product samples including a fabric swatch book, paddles, shirts, drink wear, bags and jackets in the store by the end of […]

Georgetown hotspots

Despite the rivalry that GW and Georgetown University might have, there’s no denying that the shops, cafés, restaurants and clubs in Georgetown are vital to a GW student’s college existence. Here’s a rundown of the top stops students should take their parents in Foggy Bottom’s neighboring area. Top Café: Leopold’s Kafe & Konditorei 3318 M […]

Thurston intruder to face grand jury

A University of Maryland student was jailed and charged with first-degree burglary this week after he was arrested for attempting to touch several sleeping females in Thurston Hall last Friday, according to court documents. Seth Rudnitsky, 18, a freshman at Maryland, was arrested early Friday morning after he allegedly entered four different Thurston residence hall […]

Still funding after all these years

Web Exclusive Mary Chapin was on the verge of dropping out of school. Her father, the family’s provider, had died in a fire at Ford’s Theatre and she had no way to pay for her last semester. As one of the first 13 women admitted to the Columbian University – what is now known as […]

Remembering Red

Jack Kvancz would like to tell you about his friend. His first name was Arnold, but you probably know him as Red Auerbach, member of the Basketball Hall of Fame and arguably the greatest coach in NBA history. Auerbach, who passed away in 2006, won 16 NBA championships – nine as head coach of the […]

Law School professor awarded for work with domestic abuse victims

Web Exclusive Joan Meier says she sees the worst part of the justice system every day. As the co-founder of the Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project, the GW Law School professor said she watches courts fail victims of domestic abuse, sending children back to their abuser, in what she calls a “heavy job.” […]

UPD steps up Duques security

GW has beefed up security at Duques and Funger Halls this week in response to a bizarre and violent attack on a graduate student last Friday. One police officer has been stationed at the complex during open hours, and patrols in the area have increased this week, School of Business Dean Susan Phillips said. The […]

Green Move-Out recognized by Washington Business Journal

Web Exclusive The Washington Business Journal recognized GW’s Green Move-Out program with a Green Business Award for Innovation on Thursday. The award highlights the University’s efforts to green-up their act with the move out program, which the WBJ called a creative solution for the tons of waste students leave behind during move out every year. […]

Parents, fun and GW

With more than a month having passed since students moved in or back to campus, and with the freshman stress of adjusting to school subsiding, it’s time for the invasion of the parents – also known as Colonials Weekend 2009. Colonials Weekend often means something different for different students. Seniors, for example, might be more […]

Parent-ready museums

Washington is home to the world-famous Smithsonian Institution, but beyond the traditional attractions D.C. contains several quirky treasures showcasing everything from notebooks of a reporter who died on 9/11 to the studio used for America’s Most Wanted. The Hatchet has compiled a list of some of the best non-Smithsonian museums around the city. And hey, […]