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.

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 […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Forbidden Planet Productions presents “The Laramie Project” Watch the opening night performance of “The Laramie Project,” the story of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old who was murdered for being gay. Lisner Downstage | 8 p.m. Friday Kickin’ it at The Vern Come out and support the men’s and women’s soccer teams during this special doubleheader. […]

Seniors begin voting for class gift

Text-message voting for the senior class gift opened Wednesday, and seniors will vote to contribute their money to one of four choices. Members of the class of 2010 have the option of voting to fund renovations to study areas in Gelman Library, contributing to a fund to support new student organizations, funding renovations to the […]

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 […]