November 9, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 25

Stories from the November 9, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

MTV is reality for Colonial

Viewers of MTV will most likely recognize the names and faces of Whitney Port and Lauren Conrad hailing from the palm-tree-studded avenues of California. The newest cast member to join the drama is not so widely known, but has more in common with GW students than anyone else on the show. Just four years ago, […]

Freshman players shine in preseason victory

In any truly tangible way, preseason games do not count. Their outcomes are not reflected in the columns tallying wins and losses; their statistics are exempt from any season-ending sums or means. Yet for a team such as this year’s men’s basketball squad, about which so little is known, an exhibition such as Saturday’s is […]

Five wines your wallet can handle

Put down the “Two Buck Chuck.” Walk away from the André. There are other cheap, but satisfying choices out there, and you don’t have to go far to find them. Wine snobs and newbies alike will appreciate this list of great buys at Trader Joe’s. Les Caves Joseph Bordeaux Type: Bordeaux Blanc Country of Origin: […]

First and second ladies to speak at Veterans Day event

First lady Michelle Obama and second lady Jill Biden will appear at GW on Wednesday to launch a network of service opportunities designed to help U.S. troops around the globe. The event, which will kick off ‘Mission to Serve: Forging a Continuum of Service,’ will be part of GW’s Veterans Day celebrations and feature remarks […]

Men’s soccer’s season ends with split

Bittersweet. That’s how GW men’s soccer senior Mike Rollings described the last college soccer game he would ever play. Having been eliminated from Atlantic 10 playoff contention with Friday’s loss to Rhode Island, the team’s seniors ended their four-year journey in the program with a 3-0 home win over Massachusetts Sunday. Facing a must-win situation […]

Fort Hood gunman attended HSPI events

National news media put a spotlight on GW’s Homeland Security Policy Institute this weekend after it was revealed that a man who killed 13 people in Texas had attended multiple events hosted by the institute. Multiple newspapers and blogs picked up the story, noting that U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the military psychiatrist accused […]

Volleyball seniors say goodbye with win

The GW women’s volleyball team bid farewell to a trio of veterans in Sunday’s Senior Day game, making sure to send them off in style with a 3-0 sweep of Charlotte for their second win in three days. Families came to support the departing Colonials (21-9, 8-5 Atlantic 10) as they said goodbye to their […]

Campus Calendar

Monday The People Speak Watch a sneak preview of The History Channel’s new documentary, The People Speak. Musician Lupe Fiasco and producer Chris Moore will perform and speak about the project that highlights famous American dissidents. Tickets are sold out. Jack Morton Auditorium | 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday</h4. nonprofit career fair Interested in […]

Men’s squash opens with sweep

Before its season-opening match against Georgetown Friday, the GW men’s squash team warmed up to Lil Wayne’s “Sky’s the Limit,” an appropriate song for a young team that shut out their opponents and appears poised to have the best season in program history. “We’re not only stronger than our No. 23 showing at the end […]

Move to nix political research funds fails

An amendment proposed by a U.S. senator that would have prevented the National Science Foundation from funding political science research and put the University’s political science program in jeopardy failed this week, much to the relief of some University officials. U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., proposed an amendment last month that aimed to “prohibit the […]