October 4, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 15

Stories from the October 4, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Evan Schwartz: Ignore the Westboro Church

On Nov. 11, members of the Westboro Baptist Church will picket at GW. They are protesting, in their own words, “to remind this nation that this next generation of young people have been raised for the devil himself.” For those who don’t know, the Kansas-based group is the brainchild of pastor and former lawyer Fred […]

What’s the deal with. . .the accordion music outside Gelman?

Armed with an accordion and an attitude, 20-year-old self-taught musician Kelly Adsitt has found an ideal stage to hone his musical skills: Gelman Library. Adsitt may not be a student but he is a highly visible – or at least highly vocal – figure on the Foggy Bottom Campus. He chooses to play outside of […]

Calendar

Monday Behind the Lines in Greece Robert Perdue, Jr., will discuss his new book about officers serving in German-occupied Greece in 1944. Elliott School Suite 412  12:15 p.m. Navigating the U.S. Media Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs P.J. Crowley will discuss the reliability and pitfalls of U.S. media outlets, followed by a […]

Knapp addresses student veterans on eve of war anniversary

Just days before the ninth anniversary of the Afghanistan war, University President Steven Knapp touted GW’s efforts to support veterans and discussed ways other universities can support student veterans on their campuses at the 2010 Student Veterans of America National Conference Sunday morning. Knapp said colleges have a responsibility to support veterans, explaining that GW […]

Schools emulate GW Sudanese scholarship

Two years ago, a student organization at GW designed a scholarship program to bring in a student from war-torn Sudan. Now, the program has spread to more than 30 college campuses nationwide. The student organization Banaa – an Arabic word meaning “to build” – was created at GW in 2008, and seeks to empower students […]

Sports In Brief

Volleyball bounces back, beats Saint Louis at home The volleyball team could be forgiven for being less than comfortable with its 2-0 lead after two sets Sunday afternoon against Saint Louis. After all, the Colonials were in a similar situation Tuesday night, up 2-0 against Duquesne before dropping three straight sets to fall 5-2. GW […]

Graduate students present public diplomacy project to State Department

Students in professor Price Floyd’s public diplomacy course will have an unlikely evaluator this semester: the U.S. Department of State. As part of a team project, students enrolled in U.S. Public Diplomacy – a graduate level course in the Elliott School of International Affairs – will be asked to tackle a real world public diplomacy […]

D.C. faced ‘worst summer weather’

Washingtonians had some wacky weather this summer, and others from outside the Beltway have taken note. The Weather Channel gave the D.C. metro area the distinction of having had the worst summer weather in the U.S. this year. D.C. earned the top spot based on the number of damaging thunderstorms, consistent high heat and drought […]

Men’s soccer snaps skid against Rider

Fewer than 10 minutes into the men’s soccer game against Rider Saturday afternoon, GW forward Seth Rudolph received a long over-the-top pass, snuck past the last Rider defender and took a clean shot on goal. Rudolph’s shot was blocked, but Colonials forward Jeff Eisenbud was there for the rebound, putting the ball past the goalie […]