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.

GW Briefs

First female space tourist a GW alumna Anousheh Ansari is about to make history hundreds of miles away from where she went to graduate school in Foggy Bottom. Hundreds of miles above Foggy Bottom, that is. The GW alumna is set to become the first woman, and only fourth ever, space tourist when a Russian […]

WEB UPDATE: Hundreds gather at GW’s Sept. 11 vigil

var uslide_show_id = “67b04b1b-7431-438e-85b5-9115cbf831fe”;var slideshowwidth = “468”;var linktext = “”; Posted Sept. 11, 2006, 10:40 p.m. A few hundred students gathered in University Yard Monday night to commemorate the five-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The Student Association and Students Defending Democracy held the candlelight vigil in which University President Stephen Joel […]

Metro Briefs

Adams Morgan celebrates diversity with fair Thousands of people strolled around Adams Morgan Sunday afternoon for the 28th annual celebration of the cultural and economic diversity in the Northwest neighborhood. First held in 1978, Adams Morgan Day featured many entertainment and dance acts alongside vendors selling international foods and crafts. Patrons from all over the […]

WEB UPDATE: Jamie Foxx shoots hoops at HellWell

Posted Tuesday, Sept. 12, 7:42 p.m. Clad in a blue New York Yankee hat and GW basketball garb, Jamie Foxx hooped it up with the Health and Wellness basketball faithful Tuesday evening. Foxx, who was accompanied by actor Dave Brown and three others, made at least three three-pointers in about an hour of play on […]

Column: Go greek! It’s priceless

You won’t understand it until you’ve experienced it. While this applies to many things in life, it is especially true for Greek life. Greek life will enhance your college experience in a variety of ways, and there are many benefits to joining a fraternity or sorority. We have four Greek Councils that represent 17 percent […]

Campus Calendar

Monday GW Remembers September 11 To honor the nine GW alumni and all those who died in the September 11 tragedy. 8 to 8:30 p.m. University Yard Tuesday Need Help Finding an Internship? Learn skills to help conduct a successful internship search. 4 to 5 p.m. Marvin Center 101 Sponsored by the Career Center Playtime […]

Letters to the Editor

Cut other services first Has The Hatchet become the University apologist? I, along with many fellow GW students, was extremely disappointed with The Hatchet’s recent editorial (“Use paper funds wisely,” Sept. 7, p. 4), which apparently supported the end of the GW Reads program. Maybe it is because The Hatchet will now be the only […]

D.C. groups, GW commemorate Sept. 11

On the five-year anniversary of Sept. 11, there are many memorial events on campus and around the District today to commemorate the tragedy and discuss the impact of the terrorist attacks in 2001. Moment of silence The University will observe a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., the time when American Airlines Flight 11 struck […]

Sizing up freshman living at GW

Freshman Rebecca Adelson said she heard the hype about Thurston Hall before coming to GW. And as an early decision student, she was sure she’d be placed in her first-choice residence hall – the infamously branded freshman party central. But Adelson was assigned to the Potomac House instead, and after a week in her new […]

Staff Editorial: Look toward the future

Today, the fifth anniversary of Sept. 11, was marked by a copious amount of media attention. This comes months after the release of two 9/11-inspired feature films. The amount of hype during this solemn anniversary hides the fact that America has barely changed since that day. It also prevents us from learning the true lessons […]