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.

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 […]

Sports In Brief

After strong weekend, Deasey named CWPA Rookie of Week Freshman men’s water polo player Paul Deasey was named the Collegiate Water Polo Association Southern Division Rookie of the Week Tuesday. Deasey scored three goals and had seven assists for the Colonials, who split their games over the weekend with a 10-7 win over Bucknell and […]

Sorority recruitment ends with record number of bids

A record 461 women were offered invitations to join one of GW’s 10 Panhellenic sororities Tuesday afternoon, up 15 percent from last year. Overall, 471 out of the original 618 participants in sorority recruitment made it to the final round of recruitment, with 461 receiving bids, or formal invitations to join Greek-letter life. Only 10 […]

D.C. tax to apply to sweetened drinks

D.C.’s 6 percent general sales tax rate will be extended to soda and other sweetened beverages beginning next month, but students purchasing these drinks from Sodexo-run dining venues will not see a price increase. When the D.C. Council voted to approve the Districts’s 2011 $5.3 billion budget in May, the sales tax extension was approved […]

Men’s soccer drops fifth straight at Navy

The GW men’s soccer team looked to end its four-game losing streak Wednesday night on the road at Navy, and the Colonials were in a good position to earn a win, tied at zero going into the half. But as it has often played out this season, the Colonials struggled mightily in the second half, […]

Community garden documentary screens on campus

D.C. residents are growing fresh produce side-by-side in community gardens, according to a film shown at an Office of Sustainability-sponsored event Tuesday night. Through the words of children, retirees, immigrants, volunteers and educators, the documentary “A Community of Gardeners” explores the impact of seven community gardens on the lives of the people who tend to […]

Town hall focuses on Israel, Palestine

In the wake of recent negotiations in Washington between Israeli and Palestinian leaders earlier this month, students gathered in the Marvin Center for a town hall meeting Tuesday night to discuss the conflict in the Middle East. Hosted by GW Interfaith Action and the grassroots OneVoice Movement, the event featured Israeli speaker Danny Shaket and […]