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.

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 […]

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 […]