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.

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 […]

University tests mobile device wireless

GW’s Division of Information Technology is rolling out an opt-in program designed to test a simpler way for mobile users to access GWireless. Community members with Apple or Android-based mobile devices can choose to join the program and use the new GW1X system, which is currently in a beta testing phase, Rachel Blevins, marketing and […]

GW opens A-10 play with weekend sweep

After opening its season by going 6-3 in its non-conference games, the women’s soccer team opened its Atlantic 10 schedule over the weekend, topping Temple Friday and Saint Joseph’s Sunday, both by scores of 2-1. The wins extended the Colonials’ win streak to six and kept GW undefeated at home so far this season. Even […]

Goss sisters take sibling rivalry to the court

Picking who to root for Friday night at the volleyball game between GW and Duquesne was an easy decision for most of the Smith Center crowd. After all, it was a home game for the Colonials, their second this season against an Atlantic 10 opponent. But for Rose Goss, mother of GW freshman Rachael Goss […]

Slice of Life: Confessions of a paid intern

I accepted the offer as soon as I heard the magical phrase “paid internship” and I quit as soon as I heard the words “toilet cleaning.” Filling in data logs, running around D.C. dropping off bank deposits in the dense heat of summer and reorganizing moldy accounting books from the 1980s seemed rather doable, as […]