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.

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 […]

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 […]