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.

Peace Corps alumni reflect on organization’s 50th anniversary

Celebrating birthdays while scaling mountains in Africa. Being the only English speaker in a rural Costa Rican village. Spreading awareness about HIV and AIDS. These are all the momentous experiences Peace Corps alumni shared at a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the organization during GW’s Alumni Weekend. “Universities have always been the backbone of […]

Women’s soccer earns scrappy win

Head coach Tanya Vogel has been waiting to see her team respond well to adversity, looking for a moment when they claw their way back from falling behind. She finally saw the depth of her team’s spirit Sept. 16, when the Colonials refused to bow in defeat to Gardner-Webb, fighting their way to a 2-1 […]

Sports in brief

Women’s tennis opens season with five consecutive wins The Colonials opened their season at the Tiger Classic over the weekend, sweeping opponents en route to a 5-0 tournament record. The perfect start to the 2011 fall season was the best the team has posted under head coach Dawn Buth, in her eighth year with the […]

Archives release Sept. 11 documents to the public

The National Security Archives received a reserve of newly declassified high-level documents related to the White House’s reaction to the September 11 attacks. The documents chronicle “step-by-step the evolving response to the terrorist attacks, which were such a shock to the system and signified the dawn of a new strategic era,” Barbara Elias, the director […]

University encourages car-free day for employees, students

The District is asking its residents to leave their cars in park next Thursday to support green transportation efforts. Car Free Day is an international movement to encourage sustainability, with 1,500 cities in 40 countries participating. “We’re hoping Car Free Day will allow individuals who are driving every day to try something different: walking, bicycling, […]

University endowment reaches $1.3 billion

The University’s endowment grew 12 percent overall throughout the last fiscal year to stand at $1.3 billion. The growth marks the second consecutive year that the endowment saw growth, despite continued turbulence in international and domestic financial markets. The $160 million annual boost to the endowment marks the fund’s highest total in University history. “I […]

Night Life: Political & District

Pitbull may sing “Get me in D.C./ Let’s party on the White House lawn,” but we recommend a little more discretion in choosing nightlife spots. Here are a few suggestions for politically themed venues, as well as traditional D.C. locations where you may even spot the occasional senator or two.

Night Life: Young Professionals

We’re in college, but we’re also preparing for the real world. There’s a fine line between honing adult skills and retaining a sense of being a young student. Follow these suggestions to have a night out like a young professional.