October 10, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 17

Stories from the October 10, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Emergency calling cards go out to city council

D.C. Council members have received dialing cards to prioritize their calls when phone lines jam during emergencies. Ward 2 D.C. Council member Jack Evans said providing government officials with priority phone access during emergencies ensures they will be able to share information with the community in a timely manner. The council members received the cards […]

Metro receives proposals to rename four stations

The Office of the City Administrator submitted four station name change recommendations to Metro that the transit agency will review at its next board meeting. Various boards, commissions and neighborhood groups submitted about 40 different recommendations to the District Department of Transportation for Metro station renames over the past year, Aaron Overman, acting associate director […]

Trent Hagan: Turn up the heat on emergency response

On Oct. 1, 19-year-old Indiana University freshman Renee Ohrn died as a result of smoke inhalation in an apartment complex near her campus. Clearly, fires are no laughing matter. A fire drill in Thurston Hall on Sept. 30 first was a passing thought until I learned of Ohrn’s death later. And while the drill was […]

Paris Bienert: Will the Vern lose its charm?

When students complain about the Mount Vernon Campus as though it is some distant, inaccessible place, it makes me smile. As a former Vern resident, I can’t help but feel that the quality that makes the Vern so baffling to much of the student body is also what makes it so special. The Mount Vernon […]

Women’s soccer posts draw, loss against Philly foes

The Colonials traveled to two Philadelphia-based Atlantic 10 competitors this weekend. But the comparison of the games ended there. GW (4-8-2) began its weekend play Friday against St Joseph’s and finished Sunday at Temple. The Colonials looked like two completely different teams in their two matches, playing their most physical game of the season against […]

GW splits weekend match-ups

Fans in the Smith Center rose to their feet as the Colonials returned to the court for the deciding set against Xavier on Sunday. The whistle blew, followed by a Musketeer’s serve to freshman Kelsey Newman, who emphatically blocked the ball back to Xavier’s half of the floor. The spectators erupted with cheers, providing GW […]

Job outlook bright for recent graduates

Recent college graduates who entered the workforce in May witnessed increases in both hiring forecasts and average salary offers, a national study showed. Class of 2011 graduates experienced a 19.3-percent surge in job offers compared to the Class of 2010, according to an April 2011 job outlook report conducted by the National Association for Colleges […]