October 14, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 18

Stories from the October 14, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Primatologist shares stories from lifetime of research

Famed primatologist Jane Goodall greeted her audience in Lisner Auditorium Monday night by imitating the chimpanzee sounds she first heard in a Tanzanian jungle 50 years ago. Since her first exploration in 1960 – which Goodall described as “ridiculous and crazy” – she has transformed the world’s understanding of chimpanzees and their behavior. She was […]

Gray moves town hall off Foggy Bottom Campus

Presumptive Mayor Vincent Gray was forced to reschedule a series of town halls in D.C. public schools, including one at the School Without Walls, after members of his campaign discovered the meetings violated District law. Even with no official Republican nominee running against Gray, he is still actively running for the position. Because of the […]

Ambassador speaks to India’s relations with other countries

India’s ambassador to the United States commended Iran on its role in helping to stabilize Afghanistan in a speech at the Elliott School of International Affairs Tuesday. Ambassador Meera Shankar said that while India disapproves of Iran’s nuclear program – concurrent with U.S. views – Iran has “been reasonably helpful” toward Afghanistan and also shares […]

Be Wiser Day stresses responsible alcohol consumption

Correction appended Students participated in a series of events Wednesday to raise awareness of alcohol abuse on campus as part of Be Wiser Day, sponsored by the Center for Alcohol and other Drug Education. Throughout the day, students were encouraged to sign pledges to make responsible decisions concerning alcohol and pick up Blood Alcohol Content […]

Columnists say Republicans set to take over in November

The Republican Party is headed to victory in the November midterm elections, two top political columnists said Wednesday. Mark Shields of the Washington Post argued that it could be a good thing if the Republicans are successful, noting that the United States has seen the most progress under periods of divided government, citing the Reagan […]

Sports In Brief

Goss earns second straight A-10 Rookie of the Week Freshman volleyball player Rachael Goss was named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week Tuesday after the Manassas, Va., native helped the Colonials go 2-0 in a pair of road games last weekend. It is the second straight week that Goss has been given the award. […]

Performing with a purpose

For music-focused organization Up with People, there is only one way to stay positive. Music. Ninety students from 20 different countries travel with Up with People across the globe to promote education, service and music. Comprising students from high school to graduate school, the 2010 cast of Up with People is heading to D.C. this […]

GW sets knockout record at Smith Center

Correction appended Standing on the free-throw line Monday night in a Chicago Bulls jersey, spinning a basketball between his hands, sophomore Benjamin Do seemed poised and ready to accomplish something Michael Jordan never did: Win the world’s largest game of knockout. But unlike Jordan, Do missed his shot at immortality. The sophomore’s shot bounced wide […]

Divas of soul shake up Lisner

Two divas of soul, Bettye LaVette and Mavis Staples, hit the Lisner Auditorium stage Saturday and brought down the house with their big voices and even bigger personalities. LaVette opened the night singing and shimmering, giving what she described as a “tawdry display” of butt-shaking as she performed songs from her new album. At 65, […]

Hogan ready for run at NCAA Championships

It’s difficult to top a season that included winning the Atlantic 10 Championship meet, placing 27th in the NCAA national meet, being named Atlantic 10 Women’s Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Year and becoming GW’s first-ever All-American cross-country runner. That’s what senior Megan Hogan did last season, and it’s what she’ll try to top this […]