September 5, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 5

Stories from the September 5, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW Briefs

Fire evacuates Dakota A fire in a dumpster next to the Dakota caused evacuation of the junior residence hall Sunday evening. Matt Lindsay, assistant director of Media Relations, said there was some limited water damage to the stairwell and common areas on the first floor, but that no rooms were affected. He said that students […]

Convocation kicks off school year

Stephen Joel Trachtenberg has addressed an incoming freshmen class as University president for the last time. Administrators and faculty welcomed the 2,400 students that make up this year’s freshman class in the Smith Center on Monday for the annual freshman Convocation that kicks off the school year. “It’s a little sad, but after 30 years […]


The Hatchet erroneously reported on August 30 that GW’s new food-service provider, Sodexho, is paying the University $112 million to house its food venues on campus (“Two eateries to open late,” p.1). The $112 million is the projected sales Sodexho hopes to earn at GW over the 10-year course of its contract. In the same […]

Most halls split by class

When students were moving into residence halls last week, they might have recognized more of their new neighbors. Students living in University residence halls this year are divided into class-based buildings under a new initiative to house students from the same year together. The program aims to create living environments catered to individual grade levels, […]

TONIC to open in January

Restaurant owners and GW officials plan to open the new on-campus bistro TONIC on schedule in January despite construction delays. Construction on the historic Quigley’s Pharmacy building, which will house the restaurant, was delayed several months as the University and TONIC owners awaited city approval of building permits. Modeled after a restaurant in the Columbia […]

Molly Gannon: Keep it human in the classroom

“We now have the potential to allow students and faculty to participate in the educational experience when actual physical contact to the classroom may not be possible.” That quote from a Duke University technology manager in an article discussing the new service, “iTunes U,” (“Lectures to go on iTunes,” Aug. 30, p. 1), caught my […]

Staff Editorial: Help make student internships more worthwhile

Yesterday, the U.S. honored its working men and women by giving them a day off from their daily toils and celebrating their effort. On Labor Day, it is also important to remember the student laborers who contribute to America’s workforce. While these workers and interns are receiving an opportunity to pick up real world skills […]

Kyle Spector: An even bigger name than SJT

Stephen Joel Trachtenberg is a fairly big name. Literally, it’s long. It’s a mouthful – 23 letters to be exact. If I made everyone say my middle name whenever referring to me in a speech or in print, it would amount to only a paltry 18 letters. As GW’s president for the past 18 years, […]

Dan Kirkwood: The great textbook experiment

I’ve been dreaming of textbooks recently, but as of late, the dream has become a nightmare. I’m dreading them not only for their content, but for their prices. Every semester I have squared my shoulders and marched into the bowels of the GW Bookstore to face my nightmare. With a little hard work, however, my […]