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 cuts free dorm newspaper program

If students want to read The Washington Post, they are going to have to pay for it. University administrators announced this week the GW Reads program, which has provided newspapers in residence halls for free since 1997, has been canceled due to budget constraints. “It was felt that there are many other avenues for newspaper […]

Eric Snyderman: In support of summer school

I take my pack off my shoulders and have a seat at a sidewalk table. Someone places a menu in front of me. After discovering that all of the items are written in a language beyond my understanding, I simply point out a dish at random. The meal is a pleasant surprise, as is the […]

A homeless migration to Foggy Bottom

On Monday afternoon, Willard Rocky Johnson stood at the intersection of 27th and K streets holding a sign that read, “I am homeless could you PLEASE help for food.” Balancing his cardboard message and a big McDonald’s soda cup, he approached drivers sitting in their cars waiting for the light to turn green. Most of […]

WEB EXTRA: Comedy for the people

Patton Oswalt is one of the hardest working comedians in America. He doesn’t make millions of dollars for a half-hour sketch show, and he doesn’t even bother with comedy clubs. In a decision similar to a rock band deciding there’s more to be gained from putting on their own tours, Patton Oswalt chose to bring […]

WEB EXTRA: Morning-after pill to hit D.C. before ’07

The morning-after pill is expected to be available over the counter to adult women in D.C. before the end of 2006. The Food and Drug Administration approved the emergency contraceptive, also called “Plan B,” to be sold without a prescription Aug. 24. Plan B reduces the risk of pregnancy by 89 percent when taken within […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Club G22 Dance the night away at Club G22 as part of Welcome Week. 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Corner of 22nd and G streets Sponsored by Colonial Night Cap, Student Association and Mount Vernon Campus Life Friday MSSC Block Party Join the organizations of the Multicultural Student Services Center for an evening of […]

Greek Briefs

Students to gather for MSSC Block Party A block party sponsored by the Multicultural Student Services Center will take place this Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Kogan Plaza. Students in attendance will be able to meet members of the University’s various multicultural student and Greek-letter organizations, and enjoy prize giveaways and free […]

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, […]