September 14, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 8

Stories from the September 14, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Vigil draws hundreds

The five-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was commemorated Monday night at GW and across the District. On campus, a few hundred students gathered in University Yard Monday night at a candlelight vigil where University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and Student Association President Lamar Thorpe, a senior, spoke. The vigil opened with the […]

NFL package to return

The University plans to resume its subscription to an NFL television package this weekend after canceling the package due to construction on the fifth floor of the Marvin Center, an official said. GW canceled the NFL Sunday Ticket, a DirecTV plan that gives customers out-of-town football games, because they anticipated construction on the seating area […]

Ken Burns talks terror

Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns discussed recent films about the Sept. 11 attacks at The Kalb Report Monday. After a moment of silence dedicated to the victims, host of the GW-sponsored public affairs show Marvin Kalb asked Burns if he planned to make a documentary about the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. Careful not […]

Music department reopens registration

Cuts to the Music Department have not had the effects anticipated last spring in the wake of an $8.2 million budget gap. In May, non-music majors, minors or presidential art scholars were restricted from signing up for beginner classes and private instruction courses. This fall any student is eligible to apply to take a music […]

Campus Calendar

Friday Open House for Juniors and Seniors Get a head start on your internship or job hunt at this Career Campaign event. 12 to 2 p.m. The Career Center, Old Main Sponsored by the Career Center Fencing Club Open House Always wanted to see what fencing is all about? Now is your chance. 3:30 to […]

Johnny Rockets to open in February

The Johnny Rockets set to open in the Shops at 2000 Penn should be ready for business in February 2007, restaurant officials said. The California-based company plans to open its fourth D.C. location in part of the space formerly occupied by the Gap on 20th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. The 1950s diner-style chain decided to […]


The Hatchet erroneously reported in the Sept. 11 issue that Craig Linebaugh was the executive vice president of Academic Planning (“New leadership brings fresh start to Va. Campus,” p. 5) Linebaugh was the associate vice president of Academic Planning. He was recently appointed the chief operating officer of the Virginia Campus. The Hatchet erroneously reported […]

Univ. adds new frosh rooms

Freshmen living in GW’s newest residence hall, the Potomac House, are not the only freshmen living in new rooms. More than 70 new beds were created for freshmen through various renovations over the summer in residence halls including Thurston, Lafayette and Fulbright. When the University was forced to stop housing freshmen in the Hall on […]

Snapshot: Pie in the sky

Sophomore Jason Lewis throws a whipped cream pie into the face of junior Marc Abanto during Pie-a-Pi-Kapp, a Pi Kappa Phi charity event in Kogan Plaza Wednesday afternoon benefitting Push America.

University cans free Napster program

Students who want to download free music will be on their own this year. The University ended a contract last May with the file-sharing company Napster that allowed students to set up a subscription and download music files for free. The University had signed two one-year contracts with the file-sharing company and did not renew […]