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.

Letters to the Editor

Trachtenberg World Tour In the Hatchet’s recent article on University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg’s ambitious travel plans for his last year in office, “Pres. to travel for alumni” (Sept. 18, p. 3), Lizzie Wozobski, campus news editor, accurately described me as a frequent critic of the administration’s budget policies. She quoted me, again accurately, as […]

Sam Salkin: Spread the faith, testify for GW

Monday night, I threw on a pair of khakis, a blazer and a power tie for the chance to do something that many at GW salivate over – testify in front of a Washington, D.C. government panel. It wasn’t the Senate Judiciary Committee or the House Committee on International Relations. To be honest, it wasn’t […]

Students, residents support Campus Plan at zoning hearing

Students, faculty and alumni testified at D.C.’s Zoning Commission Monday night at the third public hearing for GW’s 20-year Campus Plan. Student Association President Lamar Thorpe and former presidents Omar Woodard and Phil Robinson spoke to the commission, as well as other students. “I am very pleased to see from the student testimony that these […]

Lesbians locked out from enlisting at D.C. naval recruitment center

The doors at the D.C. Armed Forces Recruitment Office were shut for two openly gay students attempting to enlist Tuesday morning. The office doors of the recruitment center were locked at 10:30 a.m. Posted office hours stated that they would be open. The two students were protesting the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy by […]

Kerry-Edwards campaign manager talks to College Democrats

John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign manager Mary Beth Cahill gave students a behind-the-scenes look at campaigns Monday night. The political strategist spoke in the Marvin Center to an audience of about 130 students. In her speech at the GW College Democrats-sponsored event, Cahill offered optimistic predictions for the Democrats in 2006. “The (Democratic Congressional Campaign […]

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 […]