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.

Senior launches textbook fund for African school children

For GW senior Emily Adams, the value of a textbook extends far beyond its sticker price. After spending a month teaching in a primary school in Kenya and seeing firsthand the dire need for textbooks and other learning materials in African classrooms, Adams and a close friend from home, Emily Stuhr, decided to pitch in […]

OMG! Text-talk takeover is NBD

It was a linguistic nightmare. Associate English professor Margaret Soltan was reading a student’s in-class assignment and nestled innocuously between arguments and analysis was a ‘lol.’ But despite the student laughing out loud, there’s (probs) no need to panic (:o) over the inclusion of texting language in a paper or two. The acronyms, emoticons and […]

Parking structure to become Marriott hotel

The Colonial Parking structure sandwiched between Old Main and the 1959 E St. building is slated to become a Marriott hotel next spring, the developer said last week. Allstate Hotel LLC and Marriott International Inc. plan to convert the six-story parking deck into a hotel with more than 150 guest suites, Mike Tyler, the spokesperson […]

Slice of Life: Pride, prejudice and 4-RIDE

He knew me by my first name. To him, I wasn’t “Ali the Intern,” or the slighted high school version of myself, “Little Peters,” or even my friends’ personal favorite, “Alitude.” I was Miss Peters, and he was my therapist, carpool mom and tour guide all in one. Superman should have given up while he […]

SMPA adds three media fellows

Correction appended In an effort to give students a firsthand perspective on the fall national campaign cycle, the School of Media and Public Affairs announced last week that three big-name media players will act as fellows for the upcoming academic year. Joe Lockhart, a former press secretary under former President Bill Clinton, Ed Henry, CNN’s […]

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. Ultrinsic.com, 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 […]