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.

Junot Diaz to kick off Latino Heritage month

Junot Diaz, an award-winning author, will help kick off this year’s Latino Heritage Celebration on campus Sept. 16 in the Marvin Betts Theatre. Eric Gutierrez, the Multicultural Student Services Center’s Latino community development coordinator, said Diaz was chosen as the keynote speaker because he is well-known among a broad range of students and faculty. “We […]

School of Public Health and Health Services is GW’s most selective school

The School of Public Health and Health Services was the most selective undergraduate school within the University this year, according to data given to The Hatchet. Only 9.4 percent of first-time applicants to SPHHS were admitted in 2010, 20 percent less than the School of Business, which had the second-lowest admit rate at 29.4 percent, […]

Women’s soccer falls 1-0 under the lights in Baltimore

Falling 1-0 in the 97th minute against Loyola Md. on the road Friday night might seem like a bitter pill to swallow for women’s soccer head coach Tanya Vogel. For the second straight game, the Colonials (2-3) failed to score in regulation and forced overtime in a 0-0 game. But unlike its previous match, a […]

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 […]