September 9, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 8

Stories from the September 9, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

University upgrades TV services in residence halls

Students living in GW residence halls will have more entertainment options this year, as the Division of Information Technology partnered with RCN over the summer to upgrade the University’s television service from analog to digital. A digital converter box providing basic digital TV service was installed in each residence hall room beginning in May. Students […]

Jukebox the Ghost returns to GW

Jukebox the Ghost turned Kogan Plaza’s gazebo into a stage Tuesday, when they played an acoustic show to celebrate the release of their second album, “Everything Under the Sun.” Fresh off their Sept. 1 performance on “The Late Show with David Letterman”, the GW alumni band drew a solid crowd of students, local families and […]

GW NASA expert pens letter to Obama

Joining more than a dozen Nobel laureates, the founder of the Elliott School of International Affairs’ Space Policy Institute penned a letter to President Barack Obama expressing concern over proposed budget cuts to NASA currently circling in the House of Representatives. The bill, if passed, would cut funding for many areas of commercial space flight, […]

Graduate student dies after half marathon

A beloved GW graduate student died suddenly Sunday morning after completing a half marathon in Virginia Beach, Va. He was 27. Sean McCarthy – who would have graduated from GW with a master’s in tourism administration this spring – was observed by runners at the Dodge Rock ‘N’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon as “having […]

Sophomore lends enthusiasm to Student Association

With her passion for public service and student government, sophomore Amanda Galonek knew GW was the right school for her. As chairman of the Student Association Senate Rules Committee, Galonek is tasked with overseeing the way the SA Senate conducts its daily business. Despite the fact that her job deals with the minutiae of SA […]

Garbage, vandalism disturb Ivory Tower

Ivory Tower residents awoke to a slew of garbage and pieces of ceiling strewn across their hallway floors this weekend, prompting the University to put a stop to the widespread property destruction, a University spokeswoman said Wednesday. The University Police Department is actively searching for the individual or individuals behind the damage, using both interviews […]

Experts warn of ‘laptop-itis’

A new disease is sweeping college campuses across the country. More widespread than swine flu or bed bugs, three of every four students are at risk for “laptop-itis,” according to researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Doctors found that use of a laptop encourages bad posture, which can lead to headaches, […]

Report: To date, nearly 4,000 people barred from campus

Nearly 4,000 individuals have been barred from GW property by the University Police Department to date. A bar notice – given by UPD to persons permanently forbidden from setting foot on campus – is a written notice signed by an offender acknowledging he or she will be charged with unlawful entry and arrested if found […]

A mandatory stint abroad

His spit turned to ice in freezing winters. Sweat dripped down the side of his face during the sweltering hot summers. While his friends were enjoying the comforts of D.C., senior Joo Yeol Lim was forced to stand rigid every day for two years, playing the alto saxophone in the South Korean military band. Every […]