October 21, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 20

Stories from the October 21, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Seniors to vote on class gift options

Correction appended The Class of 2011 will begin casting votes next week on whether to direct its annual gift to support a sustainability fund, scholarships, a business plan competition or undergraduate research. Chosen by members of the Senior class gift committee, the four options are reflective of University President Steven Knapp’s priorities for GW. The […]

Raising questions onstage

The stage was set and simple for the final MainStage performance of David Mamet’s “Oleanna” Sunday in the Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre. As director of the two-person play and theater department professor Alan Wade stood to thank his last audience and requested one thing – for the performance to provoke them. “Oleanna,” which opened Thursday, […]

College Republicans head to Delaware for controversial O’Donnell

About 20 members of the College Republicans will head to Delaware this weekend in a last-minute attempt to gather up support for the trailing Republican Senate hopeful Christine O’Donnell. O’Donnell currently trails her competitor by about 18 percentage points, according to RealClearPolitics. The tea party candidate has garnered a significant amount of negative press coverage […]

Parent writes GW into new book

Alan Jacobson, father to two GW students and author of recently released thriller “Velocity,” spoke about his new book and offered advice about writing after graduation at a book signing at the GW Bookstore Saturday. The bestselling author and parent of senior and Hatchet columnist Corey Jacobson and freshman Matthew Jacobson first discussed the idea […]

Reflecting Pool to close for repairs

D.C. residents should take a last look at the reflecting pool this month, as the site is set to close in November for about two years. The pool will undergo a $31.6 million upgrade that entails installing a filtration system. “[The] Reflecting Pool Project is one of the larger projects nationwide” that the American Recovery […]

GW license plates for sale in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia

Colonials can showcase their buff and blue pride while driving, since the University has created custom GW license plates. The plates, emblazoned with “GW Colonials” on the side and “The George Washington University” on the bottom, are available for any vehicle registered in D.C., Maryland or Virginia. “Many alumni have let us know that they […]

SA Senate disbands Rules Committee in raucous meeting

The Student Association voted to disband the committee tasked with approving SA appointees Tuesday, giving the body’s procedural oversight powers to the full legislature instead. Sponsored by first-year graduate student Sen. Will Rone, the Senate voted to remove the SA Rules Committee – which mainly oversees internal and procedural issues with the SA Senate – […]

Quick Takes

“Crazy For You” Best Coast (Mexican Summer) The best musical representation of California since The Beach Boys, “Crazy For You” sounds like a high school garage band’s first demo in all the right ways. The fuzzy, sometimes whiny vocals and light, poppy guitar riffs match perfectly with simplistic lyrics about love. Singer Bethany Cosentino offers, […]

Group seeks to make protest positive

The controversial church that protests military funerals is staging a demonstration on campus next month, and instead of greeting the demonstrators with signs and jeers, a group of students is seeking to turn the protest into a human rights fundraiser. Freshman Daniel Wein and junior Daniel Reade created the organization Transcend Hate in early October […]