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.

Extremist group plans protest at University

The arch-conservative Westboro Baptist Church plans to demonstrate at GW Nov. 11 to protest the “God-hating heathens” it believes college-age students have become. The rally falls on Veterans Day but according to the church’s website, the protest is to “remind this nation that this next generation of young people have been raised for the devil […]

School of Engineering and Applied Science adds study abroad option

Students in the School of Engineering and Applied Science will have another opportunity to study abroad starting in the spring semester, after GW added Korea University as an overseas partner this fall. A $1 million gift to the University from entrepreneur Simon Lee and his wife Anna Lee will provide interested students with the chance […]

No plans to replace Hippo Video DVD rental kiosk, University official says

The University removed the Hippo Video DVD rental kiosk from its home in Ivory Tower earlier this month, and a University official said last week there are no plans to replace it. The University’s contract with Hippo Video expired this summer, Nancy Haaga, the managing director of Campus Support Services, said. Adding that because Hippo […]

Sports in Brief

Men’s water polo beats Bucknell, falls to Princeton at home The men’s water polo team opened its conference play over the weekend, topping Collegiate Water Polo Association rival Bucknell 10-7 Saturday night before falling 13-9 to 17th-ranked Princeton Sunday afternoon. The win Saturday night broke a 14-game CWPA losing streak for the Colonials (5-9, 1-1 […]

Addiction assessments added to Student Judicial Services

This academic year, students transported to GW Hospital for a second alcohol violation will be assessed by University counselors for alcoholism prior to a disciplinary hearing, a policy change intended to decrease the number of students who are temporarily suspended from the University. During the 2009-2010 academic year, 19 students either withdrew from the University […]

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 […]