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.

Cellphone, wireless service to expand

Cell phone and wireless Internet coverage will continue to expand on campus, thanks to the addition of more wireless Internet hotspots and Verizon’s plan to build a cell phone antenna near New Hall. University administrators said they have been working to increase wireless Internet access on campus and have added service to popular areas such […]

G Street residents creating own movie

In the basement theater of Mitchell Hall, 31 freshmen gather around Chip Bouchard and chatter with nervous excitement. It is the first official meeting for “Project G Street,” and these students are anxious to make a movie. “This is your film. This is entirely your own,” said Bouchard, the movie’s director and the project’s Community […]

Students wonder why Columbus Day is no holiday

While students from American and Georgetown universities will be playing football and strolling the Mall on Oct. 10, students here will probably be doodling in the margins of their notebooks, wondering why they get three vacation days during the fall. American University and Georgetown University have no classes on Oct. 10 – Columbus Day weekend. […]

Afghanistan ambassador discusses challenges of democracy

Afghanistan’s ambassador to the United States, Said Tayeb Jawad, discussed the country’s struggle with democracy and how it will handle its upcoming parliamentary elections to a packed audience at the Elliott School of International Affairs building Thursday night. Formerly ruled by the Taliban, an Islamic extremist group defeated by American-led forces after the Sept. 11 […]

Controversial sex professor gets the boot

For 17 years Michael Schaffer taught GW students all the touchy details of human sexuality. It was his honesty that endeared him to hundreds of students, but that same candidness may have cost him his job. In his time at GW, Schaffer taught more than 4,500 students in a class that is usually filled five […]

Losing streak hits three

For the past two seasons, the GW volleyball team has opened with streaks. In 2003 it was 11 wins, and in 2004 it was seven losses. This year, coach Jojit Coronel’s squad opened up a losing streak of three games at the Georgia Tech Renaissance Invitational. GW dropped three straight matches, winning only one game […]

GW Briefs

Crep-Away eyes return Crepe-Away, the popular J Street venue that served sweet and savory confections to students during spring 2004, could be making a return to GW in the near future. Crepe-Away manager Saad Jallad said he contacted the University about relocating to the Marvin Center’s Hippodrome, formerly the home of Big Burger. In May, […]

Community remembers Sept. 11

Students, residents and tourists across the city participated in remembrance events Sunday to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. GW students participated in a variety of events to commemorate the attacks throughout the day. At 8:46 a.m., the time the first plane hit the north tower of the World Trade Center […]


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.