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.

Noise complaints on par with past years

Forty-six noise complaints have already been filed against students this year, but University Police Chief Dolores Stafford said the number of noise violations has held steady in previous years and she does not expect this year to be an outlier. Last year a total of 628 noise complaints were filed, while 646 were filed the […]

Letter to the Editor

I was very disheartened to read Becky Reeves’ experience while studying abroad. My student is also studying abroad in Argentina this semester and is taking 23 credits while there to ensure she can have enough credits transferred back to GW. Maybe they are attending different institutions, but I know my student has indeed experienced going […]

School of Business launches local commercial campaign

Web Exclusive The School of Business has purchased four months of commercial airtime, school officials said last week. Commercials promoting programs and faculty in the School of Business started airing Monday, said Molly Brauer, communications director for the business school. The commercials feature unscripted students and faculty explaining why they like the business school, Brauer […]

Playing dead with the 14th Grade Players

A national museum may look different than the Lisner Downstage, but for members of 14th Grade Players, a stage is a stage. The student theatre group is performing at the National Museum of Crime and Punishment’s inaugural haunted house, a historical and frightful tour that runs from now through Halloween weekend. The exhibit centers around […]

GW ranks high for number of black doctoral graduates

Web Exclusive GW has the 12th largest number of black doctoral graduates of any school in the country, according to a study released this week. A total of 106 black students received doctoral degrees from the University, according to the study conducted by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. The ranking […]

High notes on a big stage

The University Singers may have to rehearse in the depths of the Phillips Hall basement, but that doesn’t discourage the 40 student performers from making a name for themselves around D.C. One of those opportunities is this Saturday when the singers take the stage with Choralis, a professional choir and orchestra based in Alexandria, Va. […]

Trustees approve Michelle Obama for honorary degree

Web Exclusive The GW Board of Trustees approved first lady Michelle Obama eligible to receive an honor degree from the University last Friday-and a senior official says he expects the first lady to receive a degree. Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Donald Lehman said he thinks its likely GW will grant Obama an honorary […]

District Mixtape: Sol Café

In honor of Sol Café reopening, The Hatchet had owner Simone Freeman put together a list of her favorite songs to play while she works. 1. Love Shack: B-52s 2. Give It Up: Amos Lee 3. Boomin’ In Ya Jeep: Kenny (Dope) Gonzalez 4. Can’t Knock The Hustle (unplugged): Jay-Z 5. Feeling Good: Nina Simone […]

Man robbed of $1,000 near campus

Web Exclusive A man was robbed of $1,000 in broad daylight after using an ATM a few blocks off campus Saturday afternoon. According to a Metropolitan Police Department report, two men approached the alleged victim, who was using the United Bank ATM at 23rd and M streets at approximately 1:50 p.m. One of the men, […]

Swim team starts strong

In the face of preseason predictions from fellow Atlantic 10 coaches that said GW’s men’s and women’s swimming teams would finish seventh and ninth in the conference, respectively, the teams are looking to lap expectations this season. With wins in 11 of 13 events against Catholic and American this past weekend, the men’s team is […]