September 27, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 13

Stories from the September 27, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Women’s soccer wins non-conference finale

The women’s soccer team wrapped up non-conference play Friday with a 1-0 win over Gardner-Webb, the Colonials’ fourth consecutive win and their sixth win in the last seven games. After opening the season with a pair of exhibition-game losses followed by regular season-opening losses to Georgetown and Robert Morris, the Colonials (6-3) have found their […]

Sorority recruitment sees record turnout

A record number of women are participating in sorority recruitment this fall, a more than 20 percent increase over the past three years. The 618 women participating in recruitment this year represent only a slight increase from last fall, when about 600 women participated, but the number marks a 10.4 percent increase from 2008 and […]

Colonials held scoreless in loss to UDC

The men’s soccer team entered its game Saturday afternoon against the University of the District of Columbia looking for its first win since Sept. 8, and midway through the first half, it seemed as though GW was catching all the breaks. In the 19th minute, UDC forward Desean Ragland charged cleats up into Colonial defender […]

Alumnus’ real estate firm focuses on giving back

One year ago, GW alumnus and real estate broker Jason Haber turned down a deal that would have made his company millions of dollars. Instead, it made him a hero. When agents for Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi tried to rent a townhouse from Haber’s New York-based firm, Haber refused their offer. “Why don’t you send […]

Justin Guiffré: Debating legacy admissions

Legacy admissions. When reading those two words, you are likely to have one of two knee-jerk reactions. Polls show that for the majority Americans, this phrase conjures up images of an elitist class of highly educated people taking care of their own at the expense of talented and hard-working individuals. Others look at legacy admissions […]

Allen receives public service award

Produced by Gabriel Muller In a markedly unemotional speech, the former commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard urged students to consider public service as a calling Friday in the Jack Morton Auditorium. Adm. Thad Allen – who led the Gulf cleanup efforts following the BP oil spill this summer – stressed the need to learn […]

Tom Braslavsky: Facebook down, college students out?

Thursday afternoon, Facebook spread the news that its website was temporarily out of service. through Twitter: “@Facebook: Facebook may be slow or unavailable for some people because of site issues. We’re working to fix this quickly.” For the next few hours, while the world’s top social networking site experienced its worst outage in four years, […]

Volleyball tops Charlotte in A-10 opener

Down 2-1 after three sets Saturday night against Charlotte, volleyball team senior Katie Zulandt noticed a familiar pattern her team had fallen into. After dropping their first set against the 49ers, the Colonials had rallied and won the second set. GW fell again though, this time in the third set, and Zulandt knew exactly what […]

Stephen Gerber: Students on stretchers should not be taunted

To the incoming Class of 2014: Give each other a break! Here is the scene: It’s Thursday night at Thurston Hall, and you are hanging out in the front of the building with your friends. One of your classmates has a little too much alcohol to drink, and her roommate calls EMeRG because this poor […]

Staff Editorial: Alumni: Give more to Gelman Library

Dear GW alumni, Gelman Library needs your help. GW students are entering their fifth week of the semester and already the flaws of Gelman Library are growing increasingly apparent. If you remember your time at GW, you too may have encountered the overcrowded study areas, the insufficient resources and the overall drab appearance that is […]