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.

GW teams with Ford to uphold human rights

GW’s Institute for Corporate Responsibility is teaming with Ford Motor Company to ensure the carmaker lives up to its standards for upholding human rights. The Institute for Corporate Responsibility, a center within the School of Business devoted to researching and teaching corporate responsibility strategies, will help Ford develop its own ethics policy for dealing with […]

Study: Students drink more alcohol abroad

College students who study abroad drink more, according to a study released last month. A new study from the University of Washington has found that not only do students who study abroad consume more alcohol, but those who go to Europe, Australia and New Zealand almost double their normal alcohol intake. Rob Hallworth, the director […]

What’s the deal with… University access to dorm rooms?

GW Housing Programs staff, GW housekeepers, facilities and property management staff and contractors, University Police officers and Office of Environmental Health and Safety Inspectors. These are all the people who have access to your room. University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard said GW has guidelines that everyone must follow before entering a room. Before entering any on-campus […]

University starts female-only swim hours

When Zainah Khan packed for GW last year, she left her swimsuit behind. The Saudi Arabian native knew she wouldn’t be able to swim in the Lerner Health and Wellness Center because it is open to both male and female students. If she donned a bathing suit in HelWell, the sophomore would risk being seen […]

At Whit’s End Thunder Burger & Bar: Rock attitude served on a roll

I’m playing a guessing game with myself. How many leather items are in this room? There are the leather menus, the leather booth I’m sitting in and the leather-upholstered chairs with spikes jutting from the top. By the time I get to the all-leather bar stools, I’ve lost count. From the graffiti-adorned walls to the […]

Sports In Brief

Hogan places fourth in season debut at Penn State Women’s cross-country senior Megan Hogan placed fourth out of 304 runners Saturday at the Penn State National Invitational in State College, Penn. Hogan completed the race in 20:36, just 13 seconds behind winner Sheila Reid of Villanova. The race was Hogan’s first of the year as […]

GW drops two to Charlotte and Saint Louis

The GW men’s soccer team came into the weekend with a pair of home games on the schedule, looking for its first Atlantic 10 victory of the season. The Colonials had chances in both games, but ultimately fell twice on the weekend, 2-0 to No. 23 Charlotte (NSCAA/HendrickCars.com) Friday and 1-0 against Saint Louis Sunday. […]

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 […]