October 28, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 22

Stories from the October 28, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

University hires director for Greek-letter life

The University hired a director for GW’s growing Greek-Letter life community earlier this week, who said she believes GW could be the “premier Greek community in the U.S.” Christina Witkowicki will replace former Greek-letter life Director Dean Harwood, who left in June after five years at GW. She said her main goals are to build […]

Indie movie theater to open near campus

A new movie theater showcasing independent films is set to open near campus Friday. The West End Cinema – located at 2301 M St. – will offer patrons a similar experience to the Landmark E Street Cinema, serving up beer, wine and non-mainstream films. Josh Levin and Jamie Shor are co-owners of the theater, and […]

Home stretch will be crucial for Colonials

Just two wins. That’s what the women’s soccer team needs to clinch its first trip to the Atlantic 10 Tournament since 2002. The Colonials (9-7, 3-4 A-10) control their own destiny entering the final two games of conference play this weekend. Should they top St. Bonaventure Friday and Duquesne Sunday, they’ll extend their season for […]

Staff Editorial: The joke is long over, please fix Gelman

When a GW student sets aside a Thursday night to write a paper, he or she typically has two options: Stay in the room and suffer through a roommate’s Thirsty Thursday celebration – with blaring techno music, precariously placed mixed drinks and belligerent guests – or go to Gelman. If only the right decision were […]

University mulls automating 4-RIDE

Requesting a 4-RIDE via text message may no longer be as far-fetched idea, if plans by a senior administrator move forward. University officials are moving toward a new dispatch system that would allow students to ask for a 4-RIDE vehicle not just with a phone call, but online or via text message, with hopes that […]

Kelsey Rohwer: Halloween brings out the kid in us

In my 19 years, Halloween has never let me down. From the time my parents stuffed my pumpkin costume with newspaper, to the time I defied all odds and made a Care Bear look slutty, Halloween has always been my favorite night of the year. The holiday’s greatness extends beyond candy and the excuse to […]

Men’s water polo falls to Hopkins in home finale

Mistakes can often be a hallmark of young teams, and the men’s water polo team, which features six freshmen, four sophomores and just one senior, has made its fair share. It’s been a constant point of emphasis for head coach Scott Reed for much of the season, but even he is beginning to show signs […]

Greek apparel more expensive at GW Bookstore

The GW Bookstore offers members of Greek-letter life the chance to purchase Greek-letter apparel on its website, but the bookstore’s sample inventory is small and its prices are higher than other online retailers. The bookstore began offering Greek-letter apparel on its website last fall, after former Student Association President Julie Bindelglass worked with the University […]

Sports In Brief

Myers and Wilson earn preseason A-10 honors Women’s basketball junior guard Tiana Myers, was named to the preseason All-Atlantic 10 Third Team and redshirt sophomore forward Brooke Wilson was named to the preseason A-10 All-Defensive Team, the conference announced Wednesday. The conference also released its 2010-2011 preseason poll, in which the Colonials are predicted to […]