October 19, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 19

Stories from the October 19, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Jon Stewart caters to Colonial crowd

No person, political party, religion or race was safe from comedian Jon Stewart’s razor-sharp wit Saturday night, as he threw political correctness out the window during his two sold-out performances for Colonials Weekend. Stewart – who previously headlined Colonials Weekend in 2005 – utilized a variety of comedic techniques, from straight stand-up to crowd interaction […]

GW Expat: No studying in study abroad

It’s interesting that ‘study abroad’ includes the word ‘study.’ Since I’ve come to Buenos Aires, Argentina, studying has been the last thing on my mind. In fact, I purposely chose an easy schedule to ensure that studying would be on the back burner during my time here. And yet, never have I gained so much […]

Men’s soccer wins in OT, loses over weekend

As a steady rain wet D.C. for most of the weekend, the GW men’s soccer team took to the road for a pair of Atlantic 10 games, finding plenty of precipitation in Philadelphia and the Bronx as well. Friday’s rain at La Salle eventually gave way to light snow; Sunday’s rain at Fordham was accompanied […]

Knapp aims to boost efficiency, increase funds

The University plans to increase its investment in research and academic programs by an additional $60 million each year for the next five years in its quest to become a top-tier institution, University President Steven Knapp announced Friday morning. Speaking at the University’s Board of Trustees meeting, Knapp said the $60 million would come from […]

Sports in Brief

Women’s soccer loses two The GW women’s soccer team lost two close conference road games this weekend, falling 2-1 at Saint Louis Friday and 3-2 at Charlotte Sunday. The Colonials (4-7-4, 1-4-2 Atlantic 10) first fell behind in the first half against Saint Louis and allowed a second goal in the 79th minute to find […]

Colonials Corner

Alyssa Valentine Sophomore, volleyball Favorite breakfast food: Deli sausage egg and cheese on a bagel Best class this semester: Prevention and care of injury Song I can’t get out of my head: Athlete I most admire: Lamb Chop’s “Song That Never Ends” Favorite thing about D.C.: Monument walks at midnight Cameron Illes Freshman, water polo […]

UPD chief will step down

University Police Chief Dolores Stafford announced Sunday she will step down from her position after more than 15 years of leading the department. Stafford, who has worked in law enforcement and security for 25 years, came to GW in 1992 and was soon promoted to chief of police. Stafford said she previously planned to retire […]

Water polo player has all the Wright stuff

With four more goals this weekend, men’s water polo senior John-Claude Wright keeps creeping up the lists as one of the nation’s top scorers this year and one of GW’s best ever. But the 6-foot-1 native of Jamaica does not seem to have let his rising standing get to his head. “I’m honored to be […]

Battle over FoBoGro continues

The owners of FoBoGro and representatives from the West End Citizens Association came to a deadlock during an Alcoholic Beverage Control Board hearing Thursday, leaving the fate of the store’s alcohol license and hours of operation in limbo. The arbitration hearing arose out of a dispute between WECA and new owner Kris Hart, a GW […]

Colonials Invasion kicks off season

Players, coaches, faculty and fans brought the slogan “Are you buff enough?” to life on Friday night in the newly renovated Smith Center for the annual Colonials Invasion, celebrating the beginning of the upcoming basketball season. The event, lasting two hours in the Charles E. Smith Center, gave students and visiting parents the opportunity to […]