September 6, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 6

Stories from the September 6, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Nina Pedrad: Embrace the college hookup

I love the first month back at GW. I love that everyone still has their summer tans, that for the first two weeks I actually do all my readings and that the kids smoking outside of Gelman have fresh new back-to-school cigarette packs. And of course, who doesn’t love seeing that first EMeRG van of […]

Trachtenberg urges public service

University President Emeritus Stephen Joel Trachtenberg recently chaired an American Jewish Committee task force that issued a report urging young adults to commit a year of their lives to public service. Although some members of the task force lobbied to make mandatory service a recommendation, the final report proposes a system of voluntary service, Trachtenberg […]

Student organizations celebrate diverse cultures

International students and first-generation Americans at GW often feel strong ties to a cultural center somewhere far from Foggy Bottom. Culturally-based student organizations allow these individuals to meet other students like themselves and design ways to show other GW students what their culture is all about. These organizations are not just safe havens for those […]

University wins technology award

Computer World magazine recognized GW for its secure wireless networking practices and its efforts to protect the network from external intrusions with a “Best Practices in Mobile & Wireless,” said Alexa Kim, executive director of ISS Technology Services. “GW’s requirement for VPN (virtual private network) usage is unusual for a wireless deployment,” Kim wrote in […]

Software company sues University

A software development company is suing the University because the school failed to pay more than $200,000 for an extensive, year-long project to digitize school records. The University contracted Richmar and Associates, a D.C.-based company, in early 2006 to create a code that would facilitate the virtual storage and retrieval of important, often confidential documents, […]

Professors worked as government officials

Professor Karl Inderfurth takes the same route into work every day, but that is where the similarities end between his old job as assistant secretary of state for South Asian affairs at the U.S. Department of State and his new one teaching Elliott School students. Inderfurth is one of many GW professors who have served […]

Mourning from a distance

Peers and family members gravitated to a familiar site to grieve the deaths of two GW students this summer. Used as a way to spread the news, and then to share memories of the deceased. Facebook became a way to memorialize Phill Grosser, 22, and Anna Orthwein, 19. Grosser was killed in a motorcycle accident […]

National Security Archive: On the paper trail

Why do governments keep records of their illegal actions? Why do people write down what they know to be wrong? The National Security Archive is out to find out. “Humans have to have some sort of rationalization, justification, especially if it amounts to murder,” said Thomas Blanton, director of the National Security Archive, a research […]

OK Go: Fall Fest headliners have a few tricks planned for Saturday

Trick question – which is harder: executing a synchronized dance on treadmills for three minutes straight without getting some nasty rug burns or finishing one of the most exhausting world tours in music history? The only four guys in all of mankind that can actually answer that will be happy to let you know at […]