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.

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 […]

The class of 9/11: Seniors remember attacks

When Brian Adkins was leaving his freshman English class on Sept. 11, 2001, a plane had already hit the north tower of the World Trade Center. Adkins, now a senior, remembered coming back to his room in the Hall on Virginia Avenue and seeing students watching the television in the building’s diner. “Nobody thought it […]

ZBT delays efforts

The Zeta Beta Tau fraternity will continue efforts to expand to GW but agreed to comply with the Student Activities Center’s request to wait until fall rush has been completed. Zeta Beta Tau national officials also said they may form an unrecognized group if they are not asked to join the Interfraternity Council. Courtney Barry, […]

GW in brief

Ivory Tower to house Dunkin’ Donuts, Baskin Robbins Students who aren’t too fond of Starbucks coffee will soon be able to use their Colonial Cash at Dunkin’ Donuts when the coffee shop opens a joint Ivory Tower venue with Baskin Robbins next month. The two shops, which are being constructed in the residence hall’s basement […]

Video game expo hits 9:30 club

The Beastie Boys “Intergalactic” could be heard thumping from inside the 9:30 club Wednesday night, but musicians weren’t rocking out in front of a wild audience. Inside, scantily clad girls danced on stages, vendors lined up in rows throughout the room and big-screen plasma TVs adorned the main stage. GameRiot, the world’s largest traveling video […]