October 17, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 19

Stories from the October 17, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Women’s soccer nets A-10 overtime victory

After a season that’s seen five overtime matches end in three victories and two ties, the Colonials seem to hit their stride when a game is sent into an extra period. GW (5-9-2) rebounded from Friday’s tough 3-0 loss against No. 21 Dayton with a physically dominant game against Xavier Sunday, committing 12 fouls that […]

Men’s soccer continues to struggle on road

After sweeping the opening weekend of A-10 play at home the last week, the men’s soccer team reversed that trend this weekend, dropping back-to-back road games against A-10 foes Dayton and Xavier. GW (4-6-2) fell to 2-2-0 in A-10 matches, failing to rack up any points for its weekend efforts. All six of the Colonials’ […]

GW volleyball picks up two league victories in Smith Center

The Colonials knew they needed to capitalize on hosting five straight A-10 matches. GW earned two victories in its final two games of the home stand this weekend, outplaying Fordham to sweep 3-0 and overcoming a shaky start against Rhode Island Sunday to post a 3-2 victory. The two wins brought the team’s overall record […]

Metro trains diverted to relieve track congestion

Metro officials will reroute some Blue Line trains to free up space for the traffic-heavy Orange Line, a change the transit agency announced last week. The changes would divert six Blue Line trains down the Yellow Line instead, a move that Metro officials say will improve passengers’ access to the District’s downtown area. In turn, […]

Portraying the ghosts of inequality

A haunting ring of chairs greets guests at the entrance of “30 Americans.” On each chair sits a white hat with slit holes for eyes, resembling the Ku Klux Klans’ unnerving costumes. Hanging from the ceiling is a noose. The provocative display at the Corcoran Gallery of Art centers around sexuality, racism and self-identity in […]

City policy extends Sunday alcohol sales

No Foggy Bottom restaurants have applied for the District’s newest liquor license that makes it legal for bars and eateries to open the taps Sundays at 8 a.m., a city official said Friday. D.C. began accepting applications Oct. 3 for restaurants to serve alcohol two hours earlier Sundays than the previously legal time. The policy […]

Medical Faculty Associates to offer medical services in Kuwait

A defense contractor awarded the Medical Faculty Associates a $76-million subcontract in Kuwait this month. The agreement hired the Medical Faculty Associates to manage emergency medical services for eight American military facilities in the Middle Eastern country. ITT Corporation, an engineering and manufacturing conglomerate whose assets topped $12.4 billion in 2010, also provides water treatment […]

4-RIDE sees uptick in riders in month after automation

More students are using the 4-RIDE shuttle service after the University automated the program allowing students to request rides online and receive arrival notifications. The number of students requesting 4-RIDEs from Sept. 5 to Oct. 5 jumped to about 5,430 calls, up from about 4,430 calls during that time last year. The total number of […]