October 11, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 17

Stories from the October 11, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Addressing an irresponsible leader

Leaders on campus are held to a high standard by their peers, but with that they reserve the power to carry out major undertakings. In the case of Greek-letter life leaders, the responsibility is even greater right now, as the position of director of Greek-letter life remains vacant. It is this need for reliable leadership […]

Sororities compete in War of the Roses for charity

Student Activities Center Director Tim Miller got a good cleaning Friday. Students plunged Miller, also the interim director of Greek-letter-life, into a dunk tank during a charity event in Kogan Plaza hosted by the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. Miller said when members of Pi Kappa Phi asked him to take the watery plunge, he told […]

Gardening in the city

On Saturday mornings, senior Melissa Eddison hops into a bee suit. As part of an urban beekeeping initiative she started last summer, Eddison helps maintain four hives of about 100,000 bees on the Mount Vernon Campus. The bees provide homemade honey and help pollinate a newly formed garden on the Vern. “It was a tangible […]

Obama to hold town hall in Marvin Center

President Barack Obama will hold a “Moving America Forward” town hall meeting in the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Tuesday at 7 p.m. Obama will discuss the upcoming midterm elections and take questions from both people at the town hall – which will be broadcasted nationwide – and those watching online. Tickets for the event were […]

Hatchet Expat: Living like the locals: magpie season

During my time in Surfers Paradise, Australia, I’ve been learning to live like the locals. This became increasingly apparent during my last beach trip. Maz, my study abroad host, startled me when she first told me about Australian magpies during a picnic at the beach. She advised me to draw menacing eyes on the back […]

Producers discuss ecological restoration at documentary viewing

Despite the large-scale damage, the Earth’s ecosystem is salvageable, students in a community service group on the Mount Vernon Campus were told Thursday night. Thirty members of the Civic House Living and Learning Program viewed the documentary “Hope in a Changing Climate” as a presentation by the Center for Civic Engagement. The aim of the […]

Late goals topple Colonials at Richmond

Up 1-0 in the 61st minute of his team’s game against Richmond Saturday night, GW men’s soccer freshman Jeff Eisenbud heard a whistle. Assuming he’d been fouled, he bent over to pick up the ball to set up his free kick. Instead, it was Eisenbud who had earned the referee’s attention. Having already earned a […]

Student launches self-defense classes

Over the past five months, eight separate cases of hate crimes against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the Dupont Circle neighborhood have been reported. After hearing about the statistics, one GW student decided to fight back. Literally. Junior Matt Wilson decided to use his martial arts and cage-fighting skills to launch the […]

Sports In Brief

Volleyball wins pair of five-set matches The volleyball team took its winning ways to the road this weekend, topping Rhode Island Friday night in Kingston, R.I., and beating Fordham Saturday in the Bronx. Against Rhode Island Friday, the Colonials rebounded after dropping the first set to win 3-2. GW rallied in the decisive fifth set […]

Panel speaks to issues within China

Experts on the economic development of China discussed widespread issues happening within the country during a panel discussion at the Elliott School of International Affairs Friday. For the third annual G2 at GW conference, sponsored by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies and the Center for International Business Education and Research, three panelists discussed being […]