September 30, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 14

Stories from the September 30, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.


Thursday ‘Restrepo’ Film Screening Watch “Restrepo,” a documentary chronicling the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. Elliott School of International Affairs: Room 213  7 p.m. Friday Live at the Fishbowl Enjoy student entertainment sponsored by WRGW and Wooden Teeth, a literary magazine at GW. The Fishbowl  7:30 p.m. Saturday Senator […]

FreeFest draws 40,000 to concert

More than 40,000 people flooded the Merriweather Post Pavilion Saturday for the Virgin Mobile FreeFest where musical genres and generations united across three stages for a not-so-typical concert. Now in its second year of doling out thousands of free tickets, the fifth-annual concert tapped a diverse range of artists -’90s indie rockers Pavement, dance-punk legends […]

$5-$10-$20: Events that won’t break the bank

If you have $5: D.C. Lady Arm Wrestlers Saturday at American Legion Post 8. If you have $10: Sonny & The Sunsets play DC9 with Kelley Stoltz Sunday. If you have $20: Humor writer David Sedaris talks at Lisner Monday.

Whyte leading charge on offense for GW

At six-foot-one, Lauren Whyte can be an intimidating figure on the volleyball court. She’s just a sophomore, but the Olmsted Falls, Oh., native has emerged this season as one of the top offensive players in the Atlantic 10, leading the conference in both kills and points. Whyte’s volleyball career began in sixth grade by following […]

Letter to the Editor

Veganism on campus Thank you for publishing your “Special Diets” series focusing on veganism (Sept. 27). It sounds like GW’s dining services could stand to improve their vegan offerings. As a vegan and a recent college graduate, I understand how helpful it is to have tasty, nutritious, plant-based options available on and near campus, such […]

Portuguese department disbanded

Following the sudden departure of GW’s only Portuguese-language professor, the University has discontinued teaching the language for the semester. Fourteen students were signed up for the Portuguese for Spanish Speakers class at the beginning of the fall semester. After two meetings of the course in early September, students received an e-mail from Professor Maria Byrnes […]

Bicycle thefts see hefty increase

The number of bicycles reported stolen on campus saw a dramatic increase this year, prompting the University Police Department to encourage students to purchase sturdier bike locks. More than 40 bikes have been reported stolen to UPD from Jan. 1 through Sept. 20, a 37 percent increase from the same time last year. Last year, […]

University rededicates Gelman Library

Correction appended University officials and students gathered Tuesday to rededicate Gelman Library in honor of the late Estelle Gelman, the philanthropist who originally donated the endowment fund to name the library. Estelle Gelman, who passed away last October at the age of 83, gave the gift in 1978 in honor of her late husband Melvin […]