October 7, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 16

Stories from the October 7, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.


Jukebox the Ghost “Everything Under the Sun” (Yep Roc Records) Simple, sunny and stripped of all pretension, the band shines on this second release. The boys still channel that same infectious energy that took them from playing house parties at GW to an appearance on “Letterman” in just a few short years. Ben Thornewill’s tight […]

University escapes ‘most expensive’ list

After years at the top of Forbes Magazine’s annual list of the most expensive colleges in the country, GW fell from the top 10 for the first time this year, according to Forbes’ rankings published Monday. While the University is no longer featured on the controversial list, GW missed the top 10 by a mere […]

Chef competes to feed D.C.’s homeless

A chef at a local nonprofit is competing in a national competition to win $20,000 to help feed the homeless in Foggy Bottom. John Murphy, assistant director of kitchen operations for Miriam’s Kitchen, is participating in the Sears Chef Challenge. Voting will end this Saturday for his chance to compete in the finals. Murphy is […]

Fewer men join Greek-letter life

On the heels of a record increase in the number of women joining sororities last month, fewer men joined Greek-letter life organizations this year than last year. This fall, 285 men accepted invitations to join one of the 17 Interfraternity Council fraternities, down seven from last year’s fall rush. The seven-member decline comes after last […]

Energy secretary talks sustainability at Lisner Auditorium

Kicking off a three-day environmental conference hosted by the White House and the University, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced plans to install solar panels and a solar hot water heater on the roof of the White House Tuesday morning in Lisner Auditorium. Chu said the White House will install the solar technology in order […]

Student Association senator confronts SA president

In an otherwise calm Student Association Senate meeting, a Columbian College of Arts and Sciences senator challenged SA President Jason Lifton Tuesday night, accusing the president of overreaching his authority and threatening a student organization. SA Sen. Jason Kaplan, CCAS-U, questioned an e-mail Lifton sent to The GW Patriot, a student-run blog, after a senate […]

Restaurant signs lease for space in The Avenue

The final retail lease in the residential portion of The Avenue development was signed last week, and the building is set to begin pre-leasing apartments in February. Circa, an American cuisine restaurant with locations in Dupont Circle and Clarendon, Va., will join Sweetgreen and Citibank in the mixed-use building near GW Hospital. Circa will take […]

Upgrades to Blue, Orange lines to cause significant Metro delays

Service for Metrorail’s Blue and Orange lines will be severely disrupted over Columbus Day weekend, with no trains scheduled to run through either line at the Metro Center, Farragut West and McPherson Square stations. While Metro Center will still be open for Red Line service, nearby stations Farragut West and McPherson Square will be closed […]