August 30, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 5

Stories from the August 30, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Campus calendar

Monday Student Performance Showcase Join GW’s theater, music and dance groups for a look at the performing arts at GW. Lisner Auditorium8 p.m. Tuesday University Services and Student Organization Fair Learn about ways to get involved with the hundreds of organizations GW has to offer. University Yard 7 to 9 p.m. Rain site: Marvin Center […]

Whyte shines as Volleyball goes 2-1 against areas teams

The GW volleyball team went 2-1 in the DC Challenge over the weekend, beating Georgetown three games to one Friday and splitting its games Saturday, falling to American 3-0 in its early game before topping George Mason 3-0 later that evening. Against the Hoyas, sophomore Lauren Whyte set a career high with 21 kills in […]

Gambling on grades

How much is an A in biology worth? Ten dollars? Twenty? Fifty? If you ever thought you’d score a better grade if money were on the line, you’re in luck., a website that allows students to bet on their grades, is expanding to GW and 33 other schools this year. The site allows students […]

Women’s soccer opens season with pair of losses

The women’s soccer team opened its season this weekend not with a bang, but with a sputter. The Colonials fell 3-0 to District rival Georgetown Friday and then 1-0 on the road Sunday against Robert Morris, results that, taken individually, could have left head coach Tanya Vogel frustrated with her team’s performance. Instead, Vogel remained […]

Men’s soccer steadies for life without Stadler

For the past two seasons, the GW men’s soccer team has had the luxury of having one of the best offensive players in the country in forward Andy Stadler. In 2008, Stadler was second in the Atlantic 10 in goals scored and was an All-Conference First-Team selection. As a senior in 2009, Stadler averaged one […]

Staff Editorial: Fixing Student Judicial Services

As a department, GW’s Student Judicial Services has been plagued by an unfavorable reputation for years. This may not be surprising considering it is the body that GW students must face after breaking a University policy, but the disciplinary role SJS serves on campus is not the sole cause for the animosity it receives. It […]

Professor guest blogs for Washington Post

Professors at GW are often known more for their academic pursuits outside of the classroom than for what they teach in class. Some contribute to research, others appear on television and others have even less traditional ways of providing their expert opinions to the public. John Sides, an assistant professor of political science, has joined […]

Letter to the Editor

President Knapp – Dump Target! Every year, The George Washington University hosts “Target Takeover,” an event during which buses take students to the local Target store to buy supplies for their rooms and classes. In light of recent events, I, as an LGBT student of GW, am calling on President Steven Knapp and the GW […]

Fewer freshmen participate in summer reading program

Fewer students submitted essay reflections this summer as part of GW’s First Chapter reading program. The program encourages incoming students to get a head start on their academic career by reading a pre-selected novel over the summer. This year’s essay participation was down 100 students. Dean of Freshmen Helen Cannaday Saulny said she was pleased […]

Lyndsey Wajert: Remembering the little guys

If money is power, then the Student Association has a lot of power at its disposal this year. Because of an increased student fee and leftover allocation money, the Student Association has more than $1.1 million to dole out this year for University-wide events and student organizations. This money gives the SA more power than […]