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.

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 […]

Correction

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 […]

Calendar

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 […]