October 26, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 21

Stories from the October 26, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Robberies increase on Metro trains

The number of robberies on the Metro has increased, and thieves are targeting passengers using electronic devices near the doors and riders wearing North Face jackets, Metro spokespeople said last week. Metro Transit Police have reported 454 robberies since July, up from only 328 at the same time last year, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority […]

A running commitment

It was still dark on Sunday morning when Sarah Muntzing, Rachel Mastandrea and Lindsay Gordon laced up their running shoes. The sun was just beginning to rise and the three women could already tell it was going to be the perfect day to run their first marathon. “It’s just another run,” Mastandrea said. “I’ll talk […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Piracy on the High Seas Rear Admiral Jane Dalton will share her experience with modern-day pirates at this event sponsored by Delta Phi Epsilon. Elliott School room 602 | 7 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesday Strut your stuff to Dupont Join the Student Association and Class Council for a trip to Dupont Circle for the […]

Superhuman Starbucks student

“Triple grande skim mocha.” “Tall pumpkin spice latte with whipped cream.” It’s 3 a.m., the early hours of a Tuesday morning. Senior Ryan Hudnall is running the show during the night shift at the Gelman Starbucks. But in about six hours, he will start a full day with six classes. Tomorrow night he will run […]

Virginia campus gets name alteration, rebranding

GW is rebranding its Virginia campus as the University’s Mecca for research and technology, starting by giving the campus a new name – The George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus. The change was announced at the Board of Trustees meeting Oct. 16 and reflects Virginia’s growth as a business and technology community, said […]

Informal setting, serious outcomes

Lose the rehearsed questions. Forget the formality. For some prospective students, the admissions interview is little more than a conversation with a student only four years older, leaving the fate of your admission partly in the hands of a senior in college. For about 15 percent of incoming freshmen who choose the optional admissions interview, […]

University open house focuses on diversity

The University will host about 100 multicultural students for a multicultural admissions open house this weekend and pay for the travel expenses of some students in an effort to increase diversity among the freshman class, a University official said last week. The event, which will kick off with a reception on Friday, is sponsored by […]

Sex Column: Supporting our troops

I love a man in uniform. The armed forces definitely must have had single women in mind when they designed their dress clothes because damn, a nicely toned marine in form-fitting clothes can brighten any day. Thoughts of what is hidden underneath those carefully pressed dress uniforms constantly interrupt my normal class daydreaming. They always […]

Heat in residence halls prompts student complaints

The University turned on the heat for the winter months in buildings across campus this week, but with outside temperatures in the District reaching 80 degrees at times, students interviewed said the heat in buildings have made them uncomfortable and frustrated. Juan Ibanez, associate vice president for Facilities, said the heat was turned on the […]

Goblins and witches and ghosts, oh my!

From shops that sell your favorite costumes to the coolest spots to celebrate this year, here are some of the best places in D.C. to make this Halloween your most memorable one yet. Costume Stores Annie Cream Cheese This vintage clothing and accessories store has become a Halloween supercenter for the season. The shop is […]