September 28, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 12

Stories from the September 28, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Crime Log

Unlawful Entry 9/23 – Gelman Library – 6:10 p.m. – case closed UPD officers responded to a call from Gelman Library about a disorderly individual. Upon arrival, officers found the subject wandering around the Gelman Starbucks screaming and yelling at customers. Officers determined the male had previously been barred from campus, and they arrested him. […]

Hippodrome to be closed during construction of Wingery

The Hippodrome will be closed starting Monday due to construction on the WOW Caf? and Wingery. The delayed food venue, which was originally scheduled to open by Sept. 5, is now slated to begin service Nov. 6, said Nancy Haaga, director of Campus Support Services. She said the bowling alley should remain open, but that […]

Study suggests destruction of Whitehurst Freeway

A District Department of Transportation study presented at a Foggy Bottom community meeting Tuesday recommended the demolishing the Whitehurst Freeway. The $540,000 study, which took more than two years to complete, examined the effects of 14 proposed construction and destruction plans, and how they would affect traffic. Of the 14 plans originally released in November […]

SA lobbies to bring back newspaper program

The Student Association Senate passed a resolution expressing the body’s disappointment with the recent cancellation of the “GW Reads” program and will form a petition to reinstitute the program. Earlier this month the University axed the initiative that brought free editions of The New York Times, The Washington Post and USA Today in an effort […]

SMPA employee, 59, dies of heart attack

Emmett Smith, an employee for nearly 27 years, died Sunday after suffering a heart attack. Smith, 59, worked in various University offices ranging from the University Police Department to his latest position as media lab operations supervisor in the School of Media and Public Affairs. He held that position since 1993. “Emmett Smith was the […]

GW looks toward Atlantic 10 after topping Rider

After the GW women’s soccer team defeated Rider 3-1 Tuesday afternoon at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex, head coach Tanya Vogel focused on the squad’s match-up Friday against Massachusetts. The game will mark the opening of Atlantic 10 play and essentially the start to a new season. “We’re definitely proud of what we’ve accomplished, but […]

Senior founds organization to help fight malaria

It may not affect many people within 1,000 miles of Foggy Bottom, but senior Chris Beatty is hard at work raising money and awareness for one of the world’s most deadly diseases. Beatty is the founder and leader of the GW Team to Fight Malaria in the worldwide Madness Against Malaria tournament. “We’re trying to […]

Afghan president addresses country’s economic development at GW

Afghan President Hamid Karzai spoke about the economic development of his country and the need for more business ties with the United States in an address Tuesday afternoon. About 250 invited guests and members of the media filled the Jack Morton Auditorium in the School of Media and Public Affairs building, according to University officials. […]

Professor starts tropical disease journal to raise awareness

Students might be more concerned about fending off a cold than acquiring leprosy, but one professor hopes to draw more attention to neglected diseases such as these. Peter Hotez, chair of the Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Diseases department, began a new scientific journal called Public Library of Science: Neglected Tropical Diseases. Neglected tropical diseases are […]

University finalizes basketball admission

Admission for GW men’s basketball games will be on a first-come, first-serve basis, a University official told The Hatchet yesterday. The University will not offer early admission to the Smith Center for any student organization, and students will not be required to pick up tickets, Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz said yesterday. “Everybody is going […]