August 31, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 5

Stories from the August 31, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Editorial: Greek policy paradox

It’s the classic GW paradox: the Student Activities Center spends months planning for the expansion of Greek-letter life on campus while Student Judicial Services places three fraternities on social probation. Although the circumstances surrounding the probations and the expansion are not connected, the University’s attitude toward Greek-letter life frequently falls into this pattern of juxtaposed […]

Sept. 11 sorority recruitment start draws criticism

The first day of the Panhellenic Association’s sorority recruitment will fall on Sept. 11, but three sororities and the president of the Student Association said the day should be reserved for remembrance. The annual six-day event is planned to run from Sept. 11 to 17 and will kick off with a six-hour meet-and-greet among prospective […]

Column: Remembering unsung American heroes

On Tuesday, August 23, Sherra White and her son Steve Lotti boarded a flight from Lima, Peru, bound for the Amazon city of Pucallpa. It was Sherra’s first trip abroad, her retirement celebration after 32 years as a Georgia public school teacher. Her guide to South America was her son Steve, who had just finished […]

Paying, dearly, for pages

When freshman Erin Feeley went to GW’s bookstore to buy her textbooks, she thought $400 would cover the bill. Instead, the biomedical engineering major ended up paying almost $850 for all new, mostly new-edition books – before receiving a single class syllabus. “It just makes college that much more expensive,” Feeley said. “With all the […]

EMeRG, not an average college job

Senior Adam Gitlin is not your average college student. While his friends may be seen walking around campus going to various parties and social functions, Gitlin can be seen in a white and blue SUV, on his way to a possible medical emergency. “Basically, I have a passion to help people,” said Gitlin, a crew […]

Fighting crime on all fours

The key to shedding light on crime might soon come from a creature that’s more known for shedding on carpet and clothes. Here’s the scenario: a woman is killed – when police begin to investigate, they learn that she had a lap dog that she often pet. When dog hair is found in the car […]

Rainy hall move-in runs smoothly

Despite a rainy first day for move-in 2005, University officials said the process went smoothly this year. Seth Weinshel, director of campus housing and occupancy management, said 5,500 students moved in on Saturday. He added that rain did not hamper the smooth flow of traffic and the directions of Community Living and Learning Center staff. […]

All the president’s facial hair

To shave or not to shave? That was the question that University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg posed to the class of 2009 at Tuesday’s Freshman Convocation in the Smith Center. The president, who grew a beard during the summer months, decided to let it grow a little longer this year, leaving the responsibility of determining […]


Wednesday Target Run Get your necessities at Target with transportation. Buses will leave continuously from Kogan Plaza and Mount Vernon. 8 to 11 p.m. Sponsored by the Residence Hall Association Thursday Progressive Student Organization Fair Interested students can find out more information about several liberal groups on campus. Noon to 3 p.m. Kogan Plaza Sponsored […]

ESPN skips over GW

Despite efforts by GW to land an episode of ESPN’s “SportsCenter,” the network has decided against using GW studio space when it visits Washington, D.C., on Labor Day. Instead, the network will broadcast near the U.S. Capitol, spokeswoman Diane Lamb said Monday. Earlier this summer WTOP radio commentator and GW alumnus Mark Plotkin, the Rev. […]