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.

Convict to Colonial: Ten years for a crime he didn’t commit

The small single in Mitchell Hall, with its spare white walls and utilitarian furniture, reminded him uncomfortably of another small, solitary room on the other side of the country, in another world altogether. The difference was that he came to this room, and to GW, by the freedom of choice. That other room was in […]

Equal employment statement amended

The GW Board of Trustees voted unanimously Friday morning to amend the University’s equal employment opportunity statement to include “gender identity or expression.” Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Donald Lehman and Senior Vice President and General Counsel Beth Nolan recommended to the Committee on Academic Affairs during a meeting on Thursday that the University […]

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 […]