October 18, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 19

Stories from the October 18, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Thumbs Up/ Thumbs Down

Thumbs up: Basketball is back! Friday’s Colonial Invasion marked the official start of basketball season, and we can’t believe it is that time of the year again. We look forward to the next few months of rallies, rivalries and, hopefully, victories. Thumb Sideways: Student tickets for Obama event.Actually, not really When GW hosts a presidential […]

Colonials Invasion rocks renovated Smith Center

Strobe lights flickered across the crowd as fog billowed out onto the court. The cheers of GW fans at Colonials Invasion 2010 echoed in the rafters of the Smith Center, but public address announcer David Earl was unimpressed. “Make them hear it in Georgetown,” he ordered the crowd, which met his challenge by yelling, cheering […]

Phillip Ensler: Conversation, not complacency

I had a very pleasant dream this week. I dreamt that being gay no longer made a person a subject of hateful acts and feelings of inferiority. But that was not the reality I woke up to. Recent events across the country reminded me of the terror lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals still face. […]

Volleyball tops Temple at home

After watching his team lose a two-set lead in a five-set loss to Duquesne two weeks ago, women’s volleyball head coach Jojit Coronel knew his team had changes to make if it was going to be successful in the Atlantic 10. “I think the attitude on the team [now] is a little bit different,” Coronel […]

Peter Konwerski: How GW can help you get that A

Now that midterms are upon us, I wanted to take this opportunity to make you aware of programs we believe put an expanded focus on your academic success. As we continue to collaborate with partners in the academic affairs and advising offices, I wanted you to be fully aware of these resources and urge you […]

Being heard in Gelman

Ever wonder who was behind the cartoon face staring at you – and challenging you to draw a mustache – inside the bathrooms of Gelman Library? That caricature belongs to the library’s student liaison, Jenny Wiley. “The mustache contest was a lighthearted way of getting people’s attention,” Wiley, who is a master’s student in museum […]

Commencement speaker pool narrowed to six

This year’s Commencement Speaker Committee has already narrowed down the number of speaker candidates to six individuals. But don’t get too excited yet, the University would not comment on who the six individuals are. “We will have to wait and see,” committee chair and Vice President of External Relations Lorraine Voles said. Last year, the […]

Neighborhood firefighters celebrate centennial

Engine 23 firefighters got a break from emergency calls Saturday as they joined the community to mark the firehouse’s 100th birthday. From tours of the century-old firehouse at 2119 G St., to an extensive outdoor barbecue, many members of the city and GW community attended the celebration, including University President Steven Knapp. “We’ve had a […]


Monday Empowering Youth Through Media A panel discussion sponsored by the Internews Network and SMPA will examine the role of youth and media in the development of civil society. Media and Public Affairs building room 306  3 to 4:30 p.m. Study Skills Training: Making the Grade Week two of the University Counseling Center’s “Be […]

Letters to the Editor

Less aid, more help from alumni In response to Gabrielle Friedman’s article “Less Aid? Not GW’s fault,” the government may fall short of its financial aid promises, but the answer for those families struggling to afford a GW education comes from within the GW community. We received the news last week that GW is no […]