October 27, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 22

Stories from the October 27, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.


Thursday Campus Rec Bingo Night Stop by the Intramural Sports’ Bingo Night and you could win an iPod, gift cards from local restaurants or GW Campus Recreation gear. No cost to play. Lerner Health and Wellness Center – 7 p.m. Rocky Horror Picture Show Forbidden Planet Productions invites you to their 17th annual Rocky Horror […]

Dupont drag queens strut down 17th Street

Dozens of dolled-up men donning make-up and dresses strutted down 17th Street in Dupont Circle Tuesday night, marking the 25th annual High Heel Race. Thousands of spectators lined up for the event, as participants dressed as Lady Gaga, Amy Winehouse, Katy Perry, Tina Turner or their own creations began parading through the street with swagger […]

Strengthening the Colonial base off the field

Softball head coach Stacey Schramm knows that half the battle of being a successful team happens off the field. She’s familiar with the importance of strength, conditioning and wellness training. Her team sees this too, Schramm said, and was quick to embrace the benefits of assistant strength and conditioning coach Brooke Robertson taking over its […]

Using backline brawn to challenge foes

Sophomore Alex Sandland isn’t the sort of defender who goes unnoticed. Rushing to headers and sliding through tackles before the opposing offense can reach the goal box, it’s common to see Sandland throwing his body around the field to stop an oncoming attacker at all costs. “He wants to win the ball,” head coach George […]

Panhel votes to add new chapter

Members of the Panhellenic Association voted 8-2 Wednesday to add an 11th chapter to campus as early as this spring. With the approval of the expansion, the next step in adding a new chapter will be to post a notice to the National Panhellenic Conference’s bulletin alerting the 16 chapters that haven’t already colonized on […]

Racial graduation gap narrows

The gap in graduation rates between Caucasian and minority students is shrinking at GW, Department of Education data show. Experts said the existence of a gap mirrors a national trend of minority students being less likely to earn degrees, but the discrepancy between graduation rates has shrunk significantly at the University over the past decade. […]