September 7, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 6

Stories from the September 7, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW Bookstore combats growing online book sales

The bookstore has enhanced its Web features this year in order to keep up with online textbook vendors. The high cost of textbooks prompts many students to turn to online services selling books at lower costs. Students can now go online to place a backlog order on the bookstore’s Web site for a book not […]

University still refuses to give documents to FBI

The federal government continues to be denied access to documents it believes contain classified information that are being held by the University. In May, the Hatchet reported that two FBI agents visited the home of Mark Feldstein, an associate professor of Media and Public Affairs, asking that the University grant them access to a collection […]

SA Notes

SA Cabinet shakes up again Student Association President Lamar Thorpe’s cabinet is not shaping up as planned. Interim vice president of academic affairs, sophomore Hayley Haldeman, announced her resignation from Thorpe’s cabinet this week. The move marks the second departure of one of Thorpe’s top advisers since he took office four months ago. In August, […]

Snow Patrol rides again

For Snow Patrol, 2006 has been a year of immense success and colossal challenges. With their May 9 release, “Eyes Open,” peaking at No. 34 on the Billboard charts the Northern Ireland/Scotland natives should have been on top of the world. Yet, touring behind the album would prove to be a rollercoaster ride for the […]

Corrections

The Hatchet erroneously reported in the Sept. 5 issue that the bistro TONIC is located in Columbia Heights (“TONIC to open in Jan.,” p. 3). The bistro is located in the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood. The Hatchet erroneously reported that Andrew Salzman is a former Student Association senator from the Graduate School of Education and Human […]

Captains and cousins

When he talks about the adversity that faces his captains, the men’s soccer team’s head coach George Lidster speaks with a hint of pride. “They have a hard task,” the coach admits, “but a tremendous will to win.” Lidster’s captains, senior Jeremiah Burke and junior Matt Davis, are talented players and have been honored with […]

The Bar Belle: Trivia Night at Wonderland

As the summer winds down and classes begin, it’s a good idea to design a weekly routine to keep track of your schoolwork, job schedule and social networking engagements. But lest the pressures of academia distract you from the true meaning of college, remember: a strict bender regimen is no exception. A drink on Tuesday […]

Facebook changes draw complaints

New features on the popular social networking site Facebook sparked discussion about online privacy on college campuses nationwide Tuesday. A “news feed” on the site’s homepage and “mini feed” on profile pages shows users the most recent actions of their online friends. These actions include new relationship statuses, newly updated photos and RSVPs to event […]

State Plaza Hotel impedes unionization

A Foggy Bottom hotel GW recommends to parents visiting campus was charged with violating federal labor laws Aug. 25. The State Plaza Hotel located on F Street between 21st and 22nd streets was found guilty of coercing employees to oppose its workers’ recent unionization attempt. According to court documents, the State Plaza management fired the […]