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.

Colonials Weekend draws record crowd to campus

A record number of parents and guests attended Colonials Weekend this year, which officials from the Office of Parent Services said is a testament to the growing number of activities put on during the three-day event. An estimated 5,000 people attended the event, which included performances by comedian Jimmy Fallon, lectures on politics and student […]

Metropolitan Police Department: No new details on rape case

A handful of Foggy Bottom residents pressed police officers for information about a reported rape that took place behind the Spanish Embassy earlier this month, but were disappointed Wednesday night when Metropolitan Police Department officers did not have additional details on the case. Sgt. Derwin Weldon and another officer attended the Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting […]

Board approves the Science and Engineering Complex after years of planning

The University’s highest governing body voted unanimously Friday to approve the Science and Engineering Complex, effectively laying the cornerstone for GW’s plan to raise its research profile. The Board of Trustees’ vote was largely a ceremonial one, as planning for the SEC has been going on for two decades and has cost the University tens […]

Women’s soccer held scoreless in losses

Before its game last Friday, the women’s soccer team hadn’t been held scoreless since its Sept. 10 game at Loyola, Md. That streak came to a screeching halt over the weekend as the Colonials were held without a goal in both of their games over the weekend, a 1-0 loss on the road at Charlotte […]

Fallon goes musical for parents weekend performance

When comedian Jimmy Fallon hit the stage for Colonials Weekend Friday night, his only political commentary came in the form of musical arrangement. “Let’s have a car wash for peace, there’s trouble in the Middle East,” Fallon sang in front of a packed Smith Center crowd. “Put down your guns, pick up your sponge.” Fallon […]

Foggy Bottom Metro upgrades to begin in November

The Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro station is slated to begin escalator upgrades next month, after the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority hired an outside agency to review the chronically malfunctioning escalators at the station. The report audited escalators and elevators at four stations – including the Foggy Bottom-GWU station – and found a lack of adherence […]

For tour guides, history rolls along

When sophomore Julie Rheinstrom decided to become a Segway tour guide last April, she didn’t expect to learn the diameter of the Hirshhorn Museum. “[It’s] 231 feet and 7 inches,” she said. Rheinstrom works for City Segway Tours, one of three companies in D.C. that leads tours on the self-balancing machines. “It’s a fun way […]

Work-study funds drop after stimulus budget cut

Students saw a decrease in their Federal Work Study Program allotments, after the Department of Education allocated GW $1.5 million less in federal work-study dollars this year. The University’s work-study pool dropped from $3.8 million to slightly more than $2.5 million this year, due to the federal government lowering the amount of stimulus money allotted […]

Block Party draws crowd of students, neighbors

Hundreds of Foggy Bottom and West End residents gathered in the area next to GW Hospital for the 8th annual Foggy Bottom, West End Neighborhood Block Party Sunday afternoon. The event, hosted by FRIENDS – a community group whose main goal is to promote conversation between Foggy Bottom residents and GW students – gathered together […]

Alumni, faculty receive Fulbrights

Thirteen GW alumni were awarded prestigious Fulbright scholarships for the 2010-2011 year. Despite a 10-person drop from last year, the Fulbright international education exchange program still placed the University among the top producers for recipients of the scholarship program that sends students across the world to research, study and teach. Six GW faculty members and […]