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.

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 […]

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 […]