September 13, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 11

Stories from the September 13, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Letters to the Editor

Focus on GW Stephen Joel Trachtenberg: Looks like you have a few questions to answer. I’m not all that interested in whether or not Riggs allowed some international fascists to launder money. What I’d like to know is why you feel the need to serve on that board of directors in the first place. The […]

Students mark third anniversary of attacks

Amber clouds hovered over University Yard Saturday night as the GW community united to commemorate the third anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11. Three years after students awoke to terrorists crashing planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, they gathered on the Quad for a vigil organized by sophomore Stan Dai […]

Groups ready for election

With the presidential election just 10 weeks away, Democratic and Republican student groups are turning out in droves to support their candidates. Last Thursday night, more than 350 students attended the GW College Republicans kick-off event at T.G.I. Fridays’. “We’ve always been quoted as being a minority here, but we are really active and I […]

Adams Morgan basks in diversity

GW alumnus Janet Perkins echoed the opinion shared by many people at the Adams Morgan Festival Sunday afternoon. “This is the best that D.C. has to offer,” she said. Known for a day of cultural diversity and vibrant energy, the event showcased foods and entertainment, staying true to the neighborhood’s reputation. Offering everything from Greek […]

GW prof. writing biography

Journalism professor Mark Feldstein is working on writing the first published biography of former investigative reporter and columnist Jack Anderson. The 81 year-old Anderson was once at the top of Richard Nixon’s “enemies list,” a compilation of his administration’s main political adversaries. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1972 for revealing the Nixon administration’s leanings […]

Column: Change the policy

Drinking has always been a part of college life, and unfortunately, things can sometimes get out of control. It is important that when someone drinks too much, they feel comfortable seeking the medical help they need quickly. A university’s priority should be preserving the health of its students, not dispensing punishments. Sadly, the current GW […]

Friends mourn sophomore

About 70 students mourned the death of sophomore Susan Shin Thursday at a candlelight vigil on Kogan Plaza. The evening affair highlighted the life of an engineering student who dedicated herself to the well being of her friends. “No matter what your problem, no matter what your issue, she’d be there,” one student said. Shin […]

Column: Facing the ‘Facebook’

While the buff and blue clouds of our deficiency have staunched yet another chance to crack the Top 50, our University recently became blessed by its inclusion into an even grander gilt-edged medium of privilege. For those whose radar to the “scene” is hazier than a Thurston bathroom at half-past four, GW recently became one […]

NYU, GW mobilize to address student deaths

As GW grapples with its third student suicide since February, New York University is still recovering from the fatal fall of one of its graduate students. Joanne Leavy, a second-year graduate student at the Manhattan school, jumped to her death last Monday, just two days before Susan Shin, a GW sophomore, jumped from her eighth-story […]

Hatchet named best in the nation

The Hatchet is the best non-daily college newspaper in the country, according to the Society of Professional Journalists. SPJ gave top honors to GW’s independent student newspaper at its annual conference, which was held in New York from Sept. 9-11. At a Saturday afternoon awards luncheon, SPJ executives lauded The Hatchet for its “professional quality […]