September 19, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 11

Stories from the September 19, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Pagans come out in full force at week’s festival

Pagan groups across the D.C. area spent the past week celebrating their different traditions and trying to get the word out about their faith. A week of events, including worship services, faith discussion sessions, drum circles, moon rituals and a healing and divination fair, culminated Saturday with the fifth annual Washington D.C. Pagan Pride Day […]

College Democrats, Republicans campaign in Virginia

This fall, more than 400 students in the College Democrats and College Republicans are scheduled to become foot soldiers for their respective candidates in Virginia’s gubernatorial race. The Nov. 8 governor election between Virginia’s Democratic Lt. Gov. Timothy Kaine and the state’s former attorney general, Republican Jerry Kilgore, has drawn GW students to the frontlines […]

Editorial: Thumbs Up Thumbs Down

SJT: businessman of the year The D.C. Chamber of Commerce named President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg “Businessman of the Year.” The perception of President Trachtenberg as a businessman does not often play well with local residents. An urban university with large real estate holdings and a small endowment, however, needs a leader with a great business […]

The old man and The Schenley: Sitting in the morning sun

It’s just after 9 a.m. on a Tuesday and the sun is shining, which is about all it takes to make Eddie Bieber happy. Wearing a scruffy pair of Reeboks, khaki shorts and – at least for the moment – a thin white t-shirt, the 93-year-old resident of The Schenley has been sitting on a […]

Katrina refugees say move to Armory is ‘will of God’

New Orleans native Charles Stewart sat on the steps of the D.C. Armory this past weekend, smoking a cigarette, wearing a crisp white Redskins jersey and expressing his thanks for being taken in by the District. “Since I got to D.C., I got the Holy Spirit inside of me. It makes you care about people,” […]

Death of two GW students may be solved

Police believe they have identified the murderer of two GW athletes who were killed in December 1988, FOX 5 reported. Alfredo Prieto, who has been on death row in California since 1992 for an unrelated killing, has been linked to the murders of GW baseball player Warren Fulton and soccer player Rachel Raver, FOX 5 […]

Photo essay: Crossing paths in Mexico

Start the slideshow! One rainy afternoon in Mexico, I ran into a church to take refuge – just as the rain started to clamor hard against the tin roof. I said hello to a few girls arranging flowers under the cross and I sat quietly in the back, happy to be out of the rain. […]

BREAKING NEWS: Seniors will not graduate on Ellipse

Posted Monday, Sept. 19, 5:40 p.m. GW’s Commencement ceremony will not be held on the Ellipse this May, National Park Service and University officials said Monday. The May 21 graduation ceremony will not be held on the historic site because it will be under construction through summer 2006. Tracy Schario, director of media relations, said […]

WEB UPDATE: Main GW Web site goes down

Posted Monday, Sept. 19, 11:45 p.m. The University’s homepage,, has been offline due to a “major hardware problem” since 10:20 p.m. Monday night, according to a message posted on the site. The message, signed “Caldwell,” said the site will not be available during the immediate future, and efforts are being made to have the […]


Monday Interview preparation session 4 to 5 p.m. Marvin Center 302 Sponsored by the Career Center Monument Walk A social event to raise awareness about issues surrounding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the military and how they affect political policy. 8 to 9:30 p.m. Meet outside Marvin Center’s H Street entrance Sponsored by […]