October 29, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 22

Stories from the October 29, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Alum rejected for city job

A GW alumna nominated to become the director of the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation has caused a rift in the city government, pitting Mayor Adrian Fenty against some members of the D.C. Council. The city’s legislative body rejected Ximena Hartsock’s nomination after some councilmembers questioned her policies and ability to do the job. […]

Colonials Corner

Abby Syverson (senior) Volleyball Favorite dessert: Brownie obsession from [T.G.I.] Friday’s Best concert you’ve ever been to: Lupe Fiasco Last movie you watched: Up Favorite sport other than your own: Soccer and basketball Favorite Halloween costume: Harry Potter Sierra Smidinger (sophomore) Women’s soccer Favorite dessert: My mom’s blondie brownies Best concert you’ve ever been to: […]

Colonials conquered by Johns Hopkins

The third quarter of Wednesday night’s GW men’s water polo match proved to be game-changing for the Colonials, who gave up three goals in the third en route to dropping their eighth straight match with an 8-3 loss to Johns Hopkins. After a first half that saw both teams score three goals apiece, the Colonials […]

Murder, music and a flower shop

Death has a way of making people laugh, dance and sing – at least, that’s what will be happening in the Department of Theatre and Dance and the Department of Music’s joint production of “Little Shop of Horrors” this weekend. “[It] has a lot of fun elements, plants that eat people and murderers,” said Elizabeth […]

Doctors say death uncommon at Treanor’s BAC level

Sophomore Laura Treanor’s blood alcohol content was more than three times the legal limit to drive in the District the night she died, but three doctors interviewed said death from alcohol poisoning is uncommon at that level. Treanor’s BAC was 0.29, according to her autopsy report, which was given to The Hatchet by her family. […]

Sports in Brief: Trio earns Atlantic 10 honors

Trio earns Atlantic 10 honors Three GW athletes – women’s volleyball freshman Candace Silva-Martin, women’s soccer sophomore Lindsey Rowe and men’s soccer freshman Seth Rudolph – were recognized by the Atlantic 10 Monday for their outstanding play last week. Silva-Martin, a freshman libero, was named the A-10 Co-Defensive Player and Co-Rookie of the Week, giving […]

Business students compete in national Honda commercial contest

Web Exclusive Honda owners have a love affair with their cars – or so says the School of Business’ basic marketing management class. Students in the marketing class are part of semester-long competition to design Honda’s new marketing campaign for the 2010 Insight. If the group wins the competition, its advertisement will be used by […]

Queens dazzle despite drizzle

In a night of raindrops, glitter and feathers, thousands of cross-dressers and their fans gathered in Dupont Circle Tuesday for D.C.’s 24th annual High Heels Race. The event, which occurs each year on the Tuesday before Halloween, features men extravagantly dressed up as women – high heels and all – who sprint down the block […]

Sarah Silverman makes people laugh

Lines snaked around both sides of V Street Sunday night as the 9:30 Club packed in a capacity crowd to see Sarah Silverman headline The Bentzen Ball’s closing show. The Bentzen Ball, a four-day comedy festival fundraiser for Walter Reed Hospital, featured more than 60 comedians playing at venues along the U Street corridor. The […]

Endowment fund up from end of fiscal year

The University’s endowment is on the rise, a University financial officer said Wednesday. Don Lindsey, the University’s chief investment officer, said the endowment has seen a 6.2 percent increase since June 30, the end of the fiscal year. The endowment now stands at $1.054 billion, up $46.6 million from this summer. The news comes after […]