September 25, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 11

Stories from the September 25, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Pakistani president speaks in Marvin Center

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf dodged the topic of Sept. 11 at his speech on Pakistan’s development in the Marvin Center’s Betts Theatre Friday afternoon. Musharraf’s speech comes a day after the announcement of a soon-to-air CBS program in which he alleged the U.S. threatened to bomb his country if it did not join the U.S. […]

Early to serve: GW houses fifth largest NROTC in nation

It’s 0700 hours on a Friday morning and freshman Chris Brinlee has already been up for an hour and a half doing physical training. His weekly drill session followed by an hour-long lecture is about to begin. Brinlee is a freshman scholarship recipient in GW’s Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps. A high school cheerleader, member […]


The Hatchet misattributed quotes to the chairman of the NIH Federal Credit Union in “Univ., NIH warns of phishing e-mails” (Sept. 18, p. 11). Chairman Lindsay Alexander’s statements about the phishing scam and the credit union’s response were taken from a fraudulent e-mail.

Campus Calendar

Monday Grad Schools Day Meet with representatives from more than 300 professional and law schools from around the country during the Graduate and Professional School Fair. 3 to 7 p.m. Smith Center Sponsored by the Career Center An Evening with Mary Beth Cahill Join the GW College Democrats in welcoming one of the Democratic Party’s […]

GW tops G-Town

Amid the groans of exertion and shouts of frustration, something remarkable was taking place on Georgetown’s tennis courts. GW was slowly capturing both the men and women’s singles tournaments, defeating, most notably, Georgetown and Marist College (N.Y.). Junior Kendall Swenson steamrolled her way to the finals where she managed to snag the tournament in two […]

GW Briefs

Pulitzer Prize winner Martin Sherwin to teach at GW Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Martin J. Sherwin will join GW as a visiting scholar in January, the University announced last week. Sherwin will teach at both the Elliott School of International Affairs and the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences on courses in history and international affairs. […]

Football in Foggy Bottom

Imagine students tailgating in the parking lot, bundling up to keep warm on chilly autumn afternoons with fellow boisterous fans, feverishly anticipating the home team sprinting onto the field. A staple of many college campuses, the atmosphere around collegiate football is tough to duplicate. GW has not experienced anything similarly vibrant in 40 years. GW’s […]

Semitic languages program expands

The Arabic program has nearly tripled the number of classes offered in the last three years to keep up with increasing interest in the language. Nearly 300 students are enrolled in Arabic courses in the Classics and Semitics department this fall. It offers 19 Arabic language classes this semester, an increase from seven in 2003. […]

GW Expat: A positive spin on Chinese regulation

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 East Asia as one of GW’s many expats. I came to Harbin to […]

D.C. archbishop speaks at Newman Catholic Center

The archbishop of Washington spoke to a packed Alumni House Thursday about the Catholic Church and its views on stem-cell research, war and Islam. The Newman Catholic Student Center invited the Rev. Donald Wuerl, who is a former college religion professor, to speak as part of a coffee house discussion series they host regularly called […]