September 6, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 7

Stories from the September 6, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.


The article “Behind the beard” (Aug. 31, p. 1) erroneously reported that at Freshman Convocation freshmen overwhelmingly voted for President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg to shave his beard. The freshmen voted for the president not to shave his beard.

Alums vie for ownership of Nationals

Four GW alumni are taking part in the process to buy the Washington Nationals baseball team, which will probably be sold by the end of October. GW graduates Bill Collins, who was a player for the Milwaukee Brewers farm organization; Colin Powell, the secretary of state in President George W. Bush’s first administration; Russell W. […]

Editorial: Anchors away

The Semester at Sea program, while exposing students to a rich variety of locales and experiences, has been traditionally viewed as a three-month party on a big boat. By vying for a partnership with the program, GW has the unique opportunity to improve Semester at Sea’s reputation and expand the academic opportunities available to its […]

Column: A city lost but not gone

The campus was virtually empty at 11 a.m. on Labor Day Monday. Everyone must have been sleeping in after a heavy night of partying, but for some reason, I was awake, roaming Foggy Bottom. I had spent the past week endlessly watching 24-hour cable news, but instead of turning on CNN, I had to get […]

GW Briefs

Student Bar Association gets national honor The American Bar Association has recognized GW’s Student Bar Association as the best student group of its kind in the nation. An organization serving every member of the nation’s 20th-ranked Law School by U.S. News and World Report, the SBA plans student life events and helps graduating law students […]

Column: Evolution versus flying spaghetti

Surfing the Internet last week, I had a revelation. I stumbled onto the Web site for the Flying Spaghetti Monster and was simultaneously angered and inspired. His Noodly Appendage was clearly the creator of heaven and earth, but why had I heard nothing about Him from my public high school biology teachers? Why was I […]

Colleges to mark Constitution Day thanks to new law

Schools across the country receiving federal funds, including GW and neighboring universities, are preparing to commemorate the ratification of the Constitution this September because of a new law. Last December, Congress passed a bill proposed by Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) that requires schools to celebrate the newly enacted Constitution Day. According to the bill, any […]

It ain’t Long Island: Meet Jake Stoehr

Forget the first 10 people you met at GW – not everyone is from Long Island. Or New Jersey, for that matter. Or even Pennsylvania. Though many times you may hear students asking one another “Nassau or Suffolk County?” GW really does attract students from interesting locales all over the country and the globe. Meet […]

GW loses Invitational

For the first time since 2002, the GW volleyball team lost its own invitational after falling in a third and deciding match to Towson. The Colonials (2-2) swept Iona College and Delaware State before falling to the Tigers in straight games. After picking up two wins in the tournament, the Colonials (2-2) are in blue […]

What’s the deal with… children on leashes in University Yard?

You’re throwing a Frisbee with your roommate. They’re rolling a ball to their line buddy. You’re on your way to anthropology. They’re taking a break from the alphabet. From nearby daycare centers, they travel to University Yard – typically by way of wagon or leash. Randa Steblez, director of the Owl School, a daycare center […]