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.

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 […]

Weekly check up: Computer overuse

It’s 5 a.m. and you’ve spent the night staring at your blank computer screen trying to get a paper done. You make it through the night and even hand your paper in on time, but then it strikes – muscle pains, neck cramps and a splitting headache. The reason could be your computer. Susan Haney, […]

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 […]