September 20, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 11

Stories from the September 20, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Sports In Brief

Women’s soccer sweeps weekend tournament The women’s soccer team went 2-0 over the weekend in the Blue Hens Classic in Newark, Del., topping Drexel 3-1 Friday and beating tournament host Delaware 2-1 Sunday. GW’s offense kicked into high gear early on against Drexel Friday, with three first-half goals that helped put the game away for […]

University health experts warn about third-hand smoke

Three full weeks into the semester, Student Judicial Services has received six reports of students smelling cigarette smoke in their residence halls. Although University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard said the number is comparable to past years, a GW health expert warns that “third-hand” smoke passing from room to room carries the same dangers as breathing secondhand […]

Dining Services Commission struggles to make change

Four weeks into the fall semester, the student-run Dining Services Commission has yet to hold a meeting and has no members except for its chairperson. The DSC is meant to advocate for on-campus dining – traditionally an area that receives a lot of complaints from the student body – and works directly with University officials […]

SPHHS building proposal discussed at neighborhood meeting

University officials presented designs for the new School of Public Health and Health Services building to Foggy Bottom and West End community members at an Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2A meeting Wednesday. Britany Waddell, director of community relations for GW’s Office of Government, International and Community Relations attended what she called the first of two ANC […]

Neighborhood group votes on local liquor license applications

Liquor license applications for some local businesses – including one to be part of The Avenue development – were met with mixed reaction from residents of Foggy Bottom and the West End last week. Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2A met last Wednesday to vote on Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration applications for a new movie theater, a […]

Neighbor complains of student rowdiness

Correction appended A member of the Foggy Bottom community voiced concerns about the disorderly conduct of GW students on the Foggy Bottom Campus last week at the first Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting of the school year, saying the drunken antics of students are causing problems in the neighborhood. Newly hired […]

Author kicks off heritage month

Pulitzer-Prize winning author Junot Diaz stressed the importance of the arts, writing and reading in today’s society Thursday evening while kicking off this year’s Latino Heritage Celebration. Diaz tackled issues of diversity and its place in writing and the arts as he entertained the audience in the Marvin Center Betts Theatre. Diaz’s speech was sponsored […]

Men’s soccer blanked by Coastal Carolina

After 20 minutes of play, the GW men’s soccer team seemed to have a good handle on its game against Costal Carolina on Friday. The players were maintaining possession on offense and the defense had allowed only one shot, but things began to get rocky for the Colonials midway through the first half. In the […]

Staff Editorial: The changing identity of Greek-letter life

At this point in the school year, it is inevitable that the GW community will focus a great deal of attention on the role of Greek-letter life organizations on campus. Yet the identity of fraternities and sororities at GW has been changing and the evolving identity of the community highlights the need for the Greek […]

Matt Ingoglia: Break back into the bubble

Escape the GW bubble! Go explore D.C.! Take advantage of your location! Every GW student, from the timid freshman to the jaded senior, has heard this advice during his or her collegiate years. Whether the recommendation came from a house proctor, a Colonial Cabinet member or a columnist on this very page, we’ve all been […]