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.

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 […]

Units stage drill at FB metro

D.C.’s subway authority ran an annual crisis drill Sunday morning to practice police and fire response to an explosion on a train traveling toward Foggy Bottom. A flash-bang grenade and volunteers with mock wounds were used to make the drill as realistic as possible. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority employees at both stations were unaware […]

GW ranked top school for Jewish students: Behind the numbers

Reform Judaism magazine ranked GW the sixth private school in its “top 60 schools Jews choose” rankings earlier this month. This year, Hillel – the national foundation promoting Jewish college life – reported that GW’s student body is 32 percent Jewish, the fourth-highest concentration on a college campus in the country. With the magazine’s ranking […]

Stine Dahlberg: Let us have some space

My last so-called home in Leeds, U.K. had missing floorboards that my crafty housemates and I fixed with duct tape and ripped-up newspaper pages. My European student accommodation before that had a bathroom so small that the shower was actually right above the toilet. Why I would prefer to live in any of these places […]

Students attend hearing

About 40 students wearing buff and blue pins reading “Grow Up, Not Out” – the University’s catchphrase for proposed development – traveled downtown Thursday night to attend a D.C. zoning hearing to support the University’s proposed 20-year Campus Plan. Campaign GW, a group founded by last year’s Student Association administration, bussed the students from campus […]

Week in Review Slideshow

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D.C. holds gun buy-back

Steve Meima left his home in Montgomery County, Md., for Southeast D.C. Saturday afternoon, toting two kids and a few guns. Meima, who goes hunting and skeet-shooting, is one of many D.C.-area residents who sold back their firearms to the Metropolitan Police Department Saturday. Funded by a D.C. Council emergency resolution in July to fight […]

Grocery may get GWorld

The Trader Joe’s specialty grocery store that opened this month near the Foggy Bottom campus may be accepting Colonial Cash, according to Nancy Haaga, director of Campus Support Services. Many students have walked to the 2425 L St. store in the past two weeks since District Market downsized into a convenience store this fall. “We […]

WEB UPDATE: Colonial Army loses privileges, Colonial Invasion axed

Posted Monday, Sept. 18, 6:00 p.m. The Colonial Army will not receive preferential seating and Colonial Invasion will not take place this basketball season, Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz said. The University will likely release lower section tickets to students one business day before the game, Kvancz said. Those who do not receive a ticket […]