September 18, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 9

Stories from the September 18, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW Briefs

Elliott School to add graduate program in Middle East Studies The Elliott School of International Affairs plans to launch a graduate program in Middle East Studies next fall. “We feel that since 9-11, we need more of a focus on the Middle East,” said David Grier, the associate dean for academic programs for the Elliott […]

President to travel for alumni

As University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg prepares to say goodbye to his presidency in July, he is also saying goodbye to as many alumni, in as many places, as possible. Over the next year Trachtenberg will be traveling to 10 alumni receptions within the United States and other events in London and Oxford, England. Trachtenberg […]


The Hatchet erroneously attributed quotes in the Sept. 14 issue to Gary Livacari (“GW Dems offer alternative club,” p. 6). Some of Livacari’s quotes should have been attributed to junior Peter Glessing, the College Republicans Director of Public Relations. In the article on Sept. 5 (“GW Proposes H Street Crosswalk,” p. 7), Sherry Rutherford was […]

The long road to getting GWorld

With 15 food venues under review for becoming Colonial Cash partners, it may be a while before anyone can swipe their GWorld at Trader Joe’s, among other places. University officials say the process to joining the approximately four-dozen D.C. restaurants and food-providers accepting Colonial Cash can be a long one. Ken Pimentel, director of the […]

Staff Editorial: Facilitate student room changes

Beginning next week, students seeking to switch from their residence hall to another hall must find a willing partner also seeking a room swap. While this new policy may ease the housing staff’s workload, forcing students to facilitate their own housing shift is an unwise policy. Switching rooms is often a harrowing and emotionally difficult […]

University alters room change policy

Next week GW Housing Programs will switch its room change policy to a room swap policy for students who want new housing assignments. Students in the past were able to move out of one housing assignment and into another as long as the second room had an unoccupied bed. Because residence halls are at full […]

Staff Editorial: Searching for an education focus

Congress approved a bill last week providing the public easier access to information about federal academic contracts and grants – including those financed through bill earmarks – through a Web-based search engine. Access to this database will no doubt help America’s scholarly research institutions. The need for such a system, however, underscores a general lack […]

Letter to the Editor

Not such a bad neighborhood I wanted to express my opinion and partial opposition to the “Bar Belle” (Sept. 14, p. 8). I live two blocks north of the bar you reviewed, The Red & The Black (1212 H St., N.E.), and I found the repeated mention that the neighborhood is dangerous to be offensive. […]

Officials promote Campus Plan

University officials defended the 20-year Campus Plan proposal before D.C.’s Zoning Commission Thursday night in the first of four public hearings to advise the commission on their decision to approve or deny the plan. The proposed 20-year plan is intended to replace the current 10-year plan, set to expire in 2009. The Campus Plans are […]

John McCormack: Give students the power of the purse

On October 1, the Student Association will allocate funds to hundreds of student organizations. Shrieks of injustice will fill the Foggy Bottom air, as students curse the SA for doling out insufficient sums. Thus continues the proud GW tradition of squealing about money. Early reports that student organizations across the board will receive cuts in […]