October 22, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 20

Stories from the October 22, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Volleyball spikes Howard

The GW women’s volleyball team has enjoyed a hot stretch of late, winning seven of nine matches over the last three weeks entering Tuesday’s match against Howard. Fortunately for the squad, the visiting Bison did nothing to cool the Colonials’ winning ways, as GW easily handled their guests with a 3-0 sweep. Although Howard kept […]

World-renowned Russian poet visits Elliott school

Web Exclusive World-renowned Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko spoke about his poetry and recited some of his work at an event held in the Elliott School of International Affairs Wednesday night. Yevtushenko spoke about how his life experiences influenced his work, and said writing helped him make sense of the atrocities he witnessed while living in […]

Ex-CIA officer spills secrets to getting his job at alumni event

Web Exclusive Former CIA operations officer and GW alumnus Joe Kiehl opened up about his previously top secret past in a lecture held at the Alumni House Wednesday night. Kiehl, who received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in international affairs in 1972 and 1986 from GW, worked as a CIA operative for 26 years. He […]

New rules for Greek townhouse contracts

New contracts for the University-owned, Greek-letter townhouses will lower summer standards for filling the housing space and reduce the summer price of a Townhouse Row bed by $600, senior administrators said this week. Under the current contracts – which expire this year – Greek-letter life groups were expected to fill 95 percent of the beds […]

External Relations office launches online publication

Web Exclusive The University launched its new official publication Monday, called George Washington Today. The online publication will replace ByGeorge, a monthly publication that the University stopped printing last year. George Washington Today is produced by paid University employees in the Office of External Relations. Editor Rachel Muir, who was also the editor of ByGeorge, […]

Swine flu vaccines will be released this week

H1N1 vaccinations for D.C. residents between the ages of 10 and 24 will be released this week, a D.C. Department of Health spokeswoman said. While University administrators say they know GW will receive the vaccinations, they have yet to receive confirmation on the amount or timeline of the shipment, said Sarah Baldassaro, assistant vice president […]

University fundraisers press ahead in weak economy

GW’s Office of Development may be without a permanent director during a slumping economic climate, but it is plowing full steam ahead in a fundraising push for three major projects, University President Steven Knapp said this week. The University has set goals to increase donations for financial aid by $30 million, continue toward a goal […]

Crime Log

Attempted Burglary 10/13/09 – Dakota Apartments – Time unknown – Case closed University Police Department officers received a report from a female student who said it appeared that an unknown individual tried to enter her room while she was not there. Upon further investigation, officers discovered that something jammed in the lock indicated an attempted […]

Lyndsey Wajert: GW’s sore spots

Political commentator and comedian Jon Stewart opened his Colonials Weekend performance on Saturday by discussing GW’s school colors and asking the audience, “What is buff?” Though the majority of the audience laughed in response, I couldn’t help but overhear the girl sitting behind me point out to her friend that “everyone makes that joke.” The […]

Freshmen plead guilty to drug charges

Two freshmen have pleaded guilty to separate marijuana-related charges in D.C. Superior Court. Simon Abrahms, 18, pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia – both misdemeanors – on Wednesday. Abrahms will serve six months probation, and judge Bruce Beaudin said Abrahms could have faced a maximum of […]