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.

A high-heeled hustle

For senior Eric Rosenfield, it’s all about the strut. Hours of preparation, picture-taking and parading boiled down to a few minutes of pride as he and more than 100 men ran down 17th Street in Dupont Circle for the 25th annual High Heel Race Tuesday night. “There’s too many people to actually know where you […]

Political candidates up their social networking

Social networking usage by political candidates increased over the midterm election cycle, with candidates reaching out to voters through Twitter and Facebook, a group of experts on social media said during a panel discussion in the Jack Morton Auditorium Monday. But despite the increased use of these social networking tools, all five of the event’s […]

Kappa Kappa Gamma faces hazing allegations

Kappa Kappa Gamma is under investigation for allegations of hazing and underage drinking, both the University and the sorority’s national chapter confirmed this week. Several sources have come forward, alleging that underage alcohol consumption and hazing may have taken place “recently,” Tara Pereira, the assistant dean of students and director of Student Judicial Services, said […]

Documentary Center celebrates 20th anniversary

For Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and School of Media and Public Affairs professor Nina Gilden Seavey, the driving force behind a powerful documentary is truth. Seavey set out to establish an institute that would teach students how to use storytelling tools – including characters and plot structure – to effectively communicate a piece of the human […]

Alumnus starts write-in campaign for mayor

D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray won’t be the only GW alumnus vying for the mayor’s seat this Election Day. Ryan Hutcherson, a 2004 graduate, is challenging Gray with a write-in campaign for the city’s highest local position. Although Gray won 53 percent of the vote to beat incumbent Mayor Adrian Fenty in the Democratic primary […]

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 […]