September 11, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 7

Stories from the September 11, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Molly Gannon: Protest when it matters

Mark Zuckerberg, creator of, appeared in a Washington Post article Thursday defending changes to his Web site that allow users to view up-to-the-minute updates about their friends’ profiles. While there was abundant student protest shortly after the “news feed” feature went online more than a week ago, Zuckerberg gave me little indication that the […]

What’s the deal with… Georgetown not having a Metro stop?

With its shops, bars, restaurants and traffic-clogged streets, many D.C. residents, tourists and even GW students, who often make the trek to the neighboring town by foot, wonder why Georgetown doesn’t have its own Metro stop. The word is that Georgetown’s elite resisted a local rail station for fear that it would “bring undesirables – […]

New leadership brings fresh start to Va. campus

In October 2004 the University took a hit when a former professor at GW’s Virginia satellite campus was arrested for embezzling $1 million in federal research money. This summer, the campus that houses graduate programs and research laboratories put an eye to the future with the appointment of Executive Vice President of Academic Planning Craig […]

GW Expat: In China, too many is a way of life

Senior Sam Sherraden, an international affairs major and former Hatchet photo editor, spent the summer studying abroad in Beijing, China and will spend the fall semester further north in Harbin, China. Twice a month, he will share his experiences and observations from the Pacific as one of GW’s many expats. When I got to the […]

Mayoral candidates debate development, education

Four candidates in the race to be D.C.’s next mayor met in the School of Media and Public Affairs Friday morning in one of the last debates before Tuesday’s primary. Front-runners Linda Cropp, longtime chair of the D.C. City Council, and Councilman Adrian Fenty squared off with Councilman Vincent Orange and former CEO Marie Johns […]

A day in the life…

Every date throughout the year has some significance – from historical moments to celebrity news to sports trivia. Read below to find out what important events occurred on September 11 throughout history: In 1792, the Hope Diamond was stolen along with other crown jewels of the French monarchy during a weeklong looting of the government. […]

SA members observe professional politics

To prepare for the upcoming year, 20 members of the Student Association took a look at the real thing. A visits to the City Council Chambers and the Mayor’s Office were part of a Student Association retreat earlier this month. It also included lectures from various faculty members, teamwork-building on a Summit Challenge Course at […]

Hip-hop headliner takes over Fall Fest

Past years have seen rocker upon rocker perform at Fall Fest, while the hip-hop artist was typically reserved for Spring Fling. So it was rather uncommon when Program Board announced that Common, on the heels of his May 24 platinum album release “Be,” would perform at this year’s festival. But Common rose to the challenge […]

GW mulls b-ball seats

University officials will meet this week to discuss restructuring student ticket policies for men’s basketball games, said Robert Chernak, senior vice president for Student and Academic Support Services. Chernak said administrators will meet to consider altering the ticket policy and early entry privileges of the Colonial Army, a 1,000-person student spirit organization that has early […]

Soccer finishes second game scoreless

After 110 grueling minutes of soccer on Saturday, the GW men’s soccer team could not find the back of the net. Fortunately for the Colonials, neither could their opponents. The Colonials and the University of Delaware finished knotted 0-0 in GW’s home opener after 90 minutes of regulation and two 10-minute overtime periods. GW has […]