November 8, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 25

Stories from the November 8, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Seniors launch silent Westboro Baptist Church protest

Three students are banding together in hopes that an $8 T-shirt will send a message of tolerance to the Westboro Baptist Church, the controversial group planning to protest near campus Thursday. Charlie Rybak, Jesse Rose and Tyler Fishbone launched the “I’m Gay for Today” campaign to protest the WBC theory that “God hates fags.” “When […]

Gray taps Trachtenberg for mayoral transition team

GW alumnus and Mayor-elect Vincent Gray tapped former University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg last week to chair an economic development transition team. Gray – who won the general election Tuesday – created the economic development task force to craft a long-term development plan, focusing on job creation and growth, businesses and positioning the District as […]

Alternative Breaks program applies for grants

The community service program that sends students to volunteer over winter and spring breaks is in the running to receive two large-scale grants to help fund upcoming trips to New Orleans and Central and South America. Alternative Breaks won the first round of the Classy Awards in October and is now competing against other winners […]

Volleyball drops two, extends skid to six

Three weeks ago, the volleyball team was in second place in the Altantic 10, having won six of its first seven conference games. Since GW’s last win Oct. 17 at home against Temple, the Colonials have dropped to sixth place in the A-10 and have lost six straight. The team extended its skid over the […]

E St. residents protest construction noise

Residents of the 1959 E Street residence hall who are fed up with noise from a nearby construction site met with GW officials Friday evening, demanding a full refund for their housing costs due to what they described as unlivable conditions. University officials told the students that the contractors are in compliance with D.C. laws […]

Sports In Brief

Men’s soccer gets first A-10 win in season finale After opening Atlantic 10 play with eight straight losses, the men’s soccer team earned its first conference win in its final game of the season Sunday with a 3-1 win over Saint Joseph’s. GW has had trouble scoring for much of the season, but the Colonials […]

UPD to amend Rice Hall security after string of laptop thefts

Six laptops were stolen from Rice Hall in October, prompting the University Police Department to reevaluate security issues in the building. Rice Hall is home to the offices of some of GW’s highest-ranking officials, including University President Steven Knapp. In one incident, a staff member reported to UPD that a laptop in the building went […]


Monday China: State Media – Reaching Out Jim Laurie, the director of broadcasting at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong, will provide an inside view of the Chinese state media. Elliott School Room 505  7 p.m. Tuesday Washington Improv Theater Join Program Board and Washington Improv Theater for […]

G St. space prepped for construction

On-site preparations for the $6 million below-ground Law Learning Center in the 2000 block of G Street are underway. The developments will pave the way for an additional 20,000 feet of academic space for the GW Law School. John Ralls, the special advisor for community and outreach in the Office of Real Estate, said the […]

GW Hospital raises tens of thousands for Heart Walk

Members of the GW Hospital helped raise more than $50,000 for the Greater Washington Region’s 15th annual American Heart Association Start! Heart Walk held at Nationals Park Saturday. The hospital competed with 30 other D.C. schools and companies to raise funds for research as part of the three mile walk to promote heart disease and […]