September 13, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 9

Stories from the September 13, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Duncan praises the School Without Walls

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan praised GW’s long-standing partnership with the School Without Walls Thursday, citing the partnership as a large reason for the high school’s success. Duncan was at School Without Walls to congratulate teachers and students on its National Blue Ribbon school distinction, an honor that has been given to 304 schools […]

Rudolph’s hat trick not enough for GW

In the 55th minute of the men’s soccer game against Mount Saint Mary’s Saturday, junior defender Brice Carr launched a free kick into the penalty box, looking for a teammate in hopes of an equalizing goal for the Colonials. On the other end of that free kick was sophomore forward Seth Rudolph, who managed to […]


Monday Egypt on the Brink Three political scientists with experience in Egypt will discuss the country’s political future. Lindner Family Commons 12 p.m. Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind. The ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations will discuss America’s nuclear strategy. Jack Morton Auditorium 7 p.m. Tuesday An Evening Examining Scandal in the […]

Sports In Brief

Women’s volleyball goes 2-1 in Cleveland tournament After snapping its three-match winning streak with a 3-0 loss to tournament host Cleveland State Friday night, the women’s volleyball team went 2-0 Saturday in the Cleveland State Invitational, topping Kent State 3-0 and Morgan State 3-1. Against the Vikings Friday night, GW led 8-4 early in the […]

Alaskan Senator talks economy with the College Democrats

Self-described fiscal conservative Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, broke party ranks Tuesday to disagree with President Barack Obama’s $50 billion stimulus package proposal. Begich, who won his Senate seat in 2008 after beating the now deceased Sen. Ted Stevens, said he instead supports a six-year $60 billion stimulus package to upgrade the country’s infrastructure. “The most […]

Students spend Saturday serving

More than 2,000 students and community members headed into the D.C.-area Saturday for the annual Freshman Day of Service, which focused on ecological sustainability and the importance of environmentally responsible behavior this year. Animal Planet host Jeff Corwin kicked off the event in the Smith Center, challenging students to help save the planet by working […]

Observing Ramadan on campus

Hussain Patel operates a tight schedule. He wakes for morning prayer at 5:30 a.m., gets in a little more sleep before class and then goes to his internship – all while fasting. Patel, a sophomore originally from Pakistan, finally breaks his daily fast at sundown with the consumption of a date, followed by evening prayer […]

Gray leads over Fenty according to GW poll

Results of a poll by a GW administrator and six students show that Mayor Adrian Fenty is 13 points behind GW alumnus Vincent Gray in D.C.’s Democratic mayoral primary. Over an eight-week period the group interviewed 675 registered D.C. Democratic voters in an attempt to predict the Sept. 14 primary election results. The Supermarket Survey’s […]

Conor Rogers: @JGuiffre, Pls Refudiate

Many GW students took issue with Justin Guiffré’s column suggesting that a school publication – mainly its Twitter account @GWToday – was damaging our school’s reputation. As a student, I found his attack on one of the school’s publications to be an overreaction. But as a social media consultant, I found it to be flat-out […]

Staff Editorial Renting books, not breaking the bank

Students who turned to the GW Bookstore to stock up on textbooks and workbooks for classes had another option this year with the Rent-A-Text book rental program. Given the exorbitant amount of money students are forced to spend on books, the rental program is a favorable option that should not only continue in the future, […]