September 12, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 9

Stories from the September 12, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.


Due to an editorial misunderstanding, the number of Israeli settlers in the West Bank and East Jerusalem was misrepresented in Tim Kaldas’ column, “A true victory” on Sept. 8. The real number is closer to 450,000.

High visibility key to UPD patrols

While the general consensus among students seems to be that University Police officers spend their weekend nights breaking up parties and responding to noise violations, they mostly just spend a lot of time driving around in circles. UPD Special Police Officer Jonathan Crews spent a few hours Saturday night with The Hatchet, explaining that one […]


Monday REAL Conversations: When Racial Jokes Cross the Line Discuss racial stereotypes in the media, racial jokes and slurs and messages behind them 7 to 9 p.m. Location TBA Sponsored by the Student Activities Center The Buzz: Jewish study session Pick a Jewish topic you want to explore and be matched up with a study […]

Flying faith

The Rev. Stan Esterline’s Sunday morning routine is pretty typical for a minister. With a Bible tucked under his arm, he enters the chapel where he works, passes out hymnals and proceeds to read from the gospel and conduct his sermon. His chapel, however, is anything but typical. With a Sony boom box for a […]

Column: Progressives on the rise

Shh. It’s coming: progressivism is back. Slowly, but aggressively, our generation is coming together to make sure our tomorrow is something decided by us, rather than by the grayed-haired Viagra users currently in power. In D.C. over the summer, a movement within our generation began to take hold in the name of progress. In addition […]

A journey’s end

Just days after graduating last spring, Matt D’Alessio boarded his father’s 1970 Motobecane Super Mirage bike in Yorktown, Va., and-along with his friend and fellow graduate Dave Adams- started peddling. Nineteen and a half flat tires (15.5 of them belonged to Adams), 17 broken spokes (all 17 belonged to D’Alessio), 66 days and about 4,300 […]

Letters to the Editor

West Indefensible Curtis Whatley’s column defending Kanye West (“More than just a rapper,” Sept. 8, p. 5) is perhaps the most ridiculous Bush-bashing column I’ve ever read. Whatley defends West’s comments that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” arguing that West is head of his time. Actually, it appears that West is behind his […]

Escapes: The C&O Canal

D.C. might not be an outdoorsman’s paradise, but this big city has more to offer than concrete jungles and asphalt gardens. The nation’s capital is actually an extremely outdoor-friendly city, with miles of trails, parks and waterways. So, interested in crossing a stream rather than 23rd Street? Or, want to ditch the cab for a […]

Students may have GW-Dulles shuttle by November

Students may soon have a little less trouble making it out to Dulles International Airport. To ease the stress of travel, the Student Association is working to start an airport shuttle service from the Foggy Bottom campus to Virginia’s Dulles International Airport that could be running by Thanksgiving. SA Executive Vice President Morgan Corr has […]

Washers at American go high-tech

For students at American University, laundry day no longer means hoping for an available washer or dryer when walking into the laundry room. AU students can now go online and check for available machines from the comfort of their dorm rooms. The online laundry system, called, was installed in nine AU residence halls with […]