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.

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 […]

Illes ties save record in GW loss to Navy

The men’s water polo team spent much of its game Wednesday night playing from behind. After opening the game with a goal to go up 1-0, GW’s opponent Navy scored twice to end the first quarter with a 2-1 lead, a lead it wouldn’t relinquish for the remainder of the game. It’s a familiar feeling […]

Calendar

Thursday Depression Screening Day The University Counseling Center will offer confidential and free depression screenings for students and staff as part of National Depression Screening Day. Marvin Center 310  11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday Third Annual Conference on U.S.-China Economic Relations Top scholars will discuss the transformations and emerging challenges in the Chinese […]

New York Times columnist bashes pundits

New York Times columnist and veteran journalist Bob Herbert stressed the importance of journalistic integrity and avoiding the temptation to cover sensationalist stories Wednesday night at the School of Media and Public Affairs. Herbert – a fellow this year at SMPA – took issue with the presentation of almost every popular topic journalists tackle, including […]

Crime Log

Destruction 9/28/2010 – 1 p.m. Location: Potomac House Case closed The University Police Department responded to an initial report of a dispute between two students. Officers determined that one student destroyed her roommate’s property. Referred to Student Judicial Service 10/01/10 – Time unknown Location: Funger/Duques Hall garage Case open A faculty member reported to UPD […]

State Department issues terror threat

Despite a warning released by the U.S. Department of State Sunday indicating that Americans traveling through Europe are currently under a threat of terrorist activity, some GW students studying abroad on the continent said they aren’t concerned about the possibility of an attack. “I’ve only heard of the increased terror threat in passing,” said Hannah […]

Humor writer sells out Lisner

Famed humor writer and essayist David Sedaris performed at Lisner Auditorium Monday, sharing his views on morals, Proposition 8 and chipmunks. Sedaris, whose last five published essay collections have become New York Times Best Sellers, showcased his latest book, “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary,” during the sold-out performance. In the illustrated book, Sedaris adds […]

Graduate School of Education and Human Development seeks to up graduation rates

In an effort to incentivize students to earn their diplomas, a counseling professor created a program to match high school curricula with student’s career goals. Roughly 25 percent of Americans fail to graduate high school each year, the National Center for Education Statistics found, putting the United States at a disadvantage in the global market. […]

Sports In Brief

Pair of volleyball players earn A-10 weekly honors Volleyball players Katie Zulandt and Rachael Goss were named Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Week and Co-Rookie of the Week, respectively, the conference announced Tuesday. It is the first weekly award for both players. Zulandt, a team captain for GW, set a career high in kills […]