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.

Gelman benefactor dies at 83

Estelle Gelman, a former GW Board of Trustees member and the philanthropist behind Gelman Library’s renaming, died Friday at her home in D.C. Gelman, 83, was born Feb. 25, 1926. She received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the Mount Vernon College and served on the GW Board of Trustees for 11 years. In 1980, […]

School of Business adds personal finance course

Web Exclusive In the midst of the recent financial crisis, the GW School of Business has added a new course to its curriculum aimed at increasing financial literacy among college students. The course, entitled “Personal Finance,” will be offered to juniors and seniors from any major and will cover topics such as taxes, investment and […]

Beer pong may pose flu threat

Swine flu has hit colleges and universities hard across the country, and the virus may make students think twice before participating in a beloved pastime – drinking games. Students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a university in upstate New York, were recently advised by the head of the school’s student health center to refrain from playing […]

Student Association backs RateMyProfessors.com competitor

Web Exclusive Registration for spring classes begins in only a few weeks and the Student Association has launched a GW page on an upstart class-ranking Web site to make the schedule of classes easier to navigate. GW’s presence on the Web site CourseRank.com was launched last week and aims to help students find information on […]

Crime Log

Assault 10/23/09 – Property on campus – 10:06 a.m. – Case closed University Police Department officers responded to a report of an argument between a pedestrian and a driver over who had the right of way. When UPD officers arrived, MPD had already separated the two men. No further action Disorderly conduct 10/25/09 – International […]

Four honored for courageous journalism

Web Exclusive Four groundbreaking female journalists were honored for their courageous coverage of often-dangerous international stories Monday at a panel discussion led by award-winning journalist Marvin Kalb at the National Press Club. The awards, part of “An Evening Honoring Courage in Journalism,” went to three foreign female journalists, Iryna Khalip of Belarus, Agnés Tailé of […]

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 […]