November 1, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 23

Stories from the November 1, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Students trick-or-treat for cans, not candy

Pushing blue move-in carts and singing Disney songs, an army of costumed students roamed the neighborhoods around the Mount Vernon Campus Saturday night knocking on people’s doors. But it wasn’t candy the students wanted. It was cans. As part of Trick-or-Treat for Service, which was created last year by junior Jake Stewart, about 100 volunteers […]

Gabrielle Friedman: No more mandatory attendance

I’ve seen a disturbing trend in some of my classes this semester: A professor makes class attendance mandatory and students feel required to attend, only to not pay attention. I’ve seen students polish off a paper, read The Washington Post and spend 50 minutes on Facebook. This is not because students are inherently lazy or […]

Sex Column: An endless string of Eskimos

Despite GW’s 20,000-plus students, I frequently find myself coming across exes. Whether they are former girlfriends or recent hookups, they are everywhere. The “it’s a small world after all” feel is inescapable. But even more awkward than these run-ins are the Eskimo brothers that I have accumulated as a result. For those who are unaware […]

Justin Guiffr&eacute: Dining still needs a fix

The other day I found myself in every upperclassman’s worst nightmare: I was hungry and heading to a meeting in the Marvin Center. You can imagine the rest of the story. Reluctantly, I wandered into J Street, trying with all my willpower to remain optimistic. “It must have gotten better,” I told myself. “Surely after […]

Construction near E St. disturbs residents

Students living on E and F streets may wake up to the sound of jackhammers, as HITT Contracting began tearing down a parking structure at 515 20th St. last week. University officials said in September they were working with the developer of the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel – which will be built on the location […]

Dayton hands volleyball fourth straight loss

The women’s volleyball team knew coming in that Sunday’s match against No. 17 Dayton (Bison/AVCA) was not going to be a walk in the park. The Colonials had faced the Flyers on the road just over a week earlier, riding a five-match win streak and in sole possession of second place in the Atlantic 10. […]

Global Media Institute honored

A GW Global Media Institute-produced radio program has been named one of the best in the world, the second year in a row the institute has won the distinction. Staffed partly by GW students, “This Just In!” won a silver medal in the New York Festivals International Radio Awards’ history category. Partnered with the Newseum […]

Sports In Brief

Both the men’s and women’s squash teams began their ninth season of existence as a Division I sport Friday night, hoping to repeat the success they each had last season, when both teams were ranked among the top 20 teams in the country. Both teams seemingly picked up where they left off last season, dominating […]

Alumni vie for seats in Congress

Seven GW alumni are up for re-election Nov. 2, and one alumnus is seeking his first term in the U.S. Senate. Many of the politicians are in tight, attention-grabbing races that are expected to dramatically change the makeup of Congress come Election Day. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., who graduated from the GW Law School in […]

GW looks to create temp agency

Looking for work? GW may soon be able to help you go from unemployed to employed – at least temporarily. A proposal for a University-wide temp agency will be presented to University President Steven Knapp and other senior staff in March. Headed by the Innovation Task Force, the temp agency would essentially hire students to […]