September 19, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 11

Stories from the September 19, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Harnessing technology to improve student life

Now that 4-RIDE and the Vern Express both have GPS tracking systems, student life will be safer and move a bit more efficiently when traveling from one place to another. Since the start of this school year, students have been able to monitor the arrival times of Vern Express shuttles through a system that can […]

Alyssa Rosenthal: A day of service to GW’s image

Brightening Schools, Building Community was the third annual Freshman Day of Service catchphrase. But a more fitting slogan might have been “Brightening Images, Building Rapport.” Instead of focusing on what is significant about Sept. 11, the University chose to focus on our media image. With the help of top Obama officials such as Secretary of […]

Kelsey Rohwer: Assholes make better friends

In the world of relationships, there are certain feats we all try to accomplish. These include having a threesome, taking a trip together without attempting homicide and successfully meeting the parents. None of these compare to the greatest feat of them all: trying to date an asshole. See, there is a perplexing line between what […]

Annu Subramanian: The high cost of silence

A private university owes its students very little. It is not bound by Freedom of Information Acts, it can decline to share revenue details, it even can refuse to say if a suspected rapist is living in its dorms, as long as the student did not attack someone on campus. But a university should tell […]

Boundaries changed in redistricting procedure

Foggy Bottom and the West End will be reshuffled in the city’s redistricting process and receive two more representatives on the area’s Advisory Neighborhood Commission. The addition of two members onto ANC 2A stems from the realignment process D.C. began for its boundaries after 2010 census data showed population increases in the neighborhoods. Last year, […]

Rudolph carries GW in dramatic men’s soccer victory

Head coach George Lidster bent over in disbelief late in the second half of Saturday’s match against Bryant University. His team had just ceded a penalty in the goal box in the final 10 minutes of the game, opening up an opportunity for the opposing Bulldogs to tie the score. Lidster knew his offense would […]

Honors program eyes Vern space

The University Honors Program is considering moving its first-year courses and housing to the Mount Vernon Campus, despite vocal opposition from honors students at two town halls over the past week. Upper-level classes in the honors program would remain primarily on Foggy Bottom, while the program’s 130 freshmen would take both of their required honors […]

Women’s Volleyball swept in California

The Colonials traveled to California on an undefeated high, opening their season with 10 straight wins. It was the program’s best start to a season since 2003, and after an emotional, hard-fought victory over Georgetown, GW left Foggy Bottom for the San Diego Invitational feeling confident. But then the Colonials opened up play in the […]