September 10, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 7

Stories from the September 10, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: J Street dining options don’t measure up

A week into the fall semester a new dining plan requirement is the topic of discussion among GW’s underclassman. Most students are less than pleased with being told where to spend their Colonial Cash. Students have spoken out at townhall meetings, created Web sites and joined Facebook groups about the mandated dining options not meeting […]

GW prepared in case of emergency

The sixth anniversary of Sept. 11 rekindles the question of whether a city school such as GW is prepared for and safe from another attack on American soil. The University said it has taken steps to ensure the safety of its community, and Foggy Bottom is as safe as ever. To ensure this protection, the […]

Diana Kugel: Augment the advising system

When I arrived back to campus before the start of school this year, I couldn’t help thinking how different everything felt from my freshmen move-in, which was only one short year ago. I knew where to get my ResNet equipment (and where to go when it didn’t work), where to pick up packages and I […]

Park police arrests GW student

U.S. Park Police arrested Iraq War veteran and GW graduate student Adam Kokesh Friday in Lafayette Park for hanging signs advertising an upcoming anti-war protest. The U.S. Park Police charged Kokesh with defacement of public property and held him until Saturday afternoon. A court date is set for Oct. 4, though Kokesh hopes to have […]

Frank Broomell: Retain respect for troops

As we have watched the war in Iraq evolve these past several years, a lot of parallels have been drawn to the Vietnam War. Even President George W. Bush recently made a comparison in arguing why it is important that we do not pull out of Iraq. Nevertheless, despite any similarities so far there has […]

Student note-takers available for hire

If you are worried about failing that Friday 8 a.m. multi-variable calculus class you registered for mistakenly, calm down. A sophomore student is offering help – for a price. Cory Cohen is enlisting the efforts of other students to create a note-taking service that would provide class notes to students for about $5 a class. […]

Letters to the Editor

Good luck to Knapp in community relations As a long time involved Foggy Bottom resident, I could not agree more with Robert Lee’s article (September 6, pg. A1) about the positive steps taken by President Knapp toward the Foggy Bottom community. It is a “new ballgame,” as this man, very different from his predecessor, takes […]

Snapshot: Singing Sanjaya

Media Credit: Ben Solomon/senior photo editor Sanjaya Malakar performs Sunday night at the Verizon Center during the American Idols Live Tour. Sanjaya performed with American Idols finalists including Jordin Sparks.

Quandt lectures on Middle East

GW Welling Visiting Professor and noted expert on the Middle East William Quandt discussed his skepticism about peace between Israelis and Palestinians at the Elliott School Thursday evening. “I’m never going to say (peace) is impossible,” he said. “But I don’t think the recent up-tick in optimism is going to prove warranted.” Quandt referenced optimism […]

Vern residence halls go wireless

Nearly all students living on the Mount Vernon Campus can now access the Internet wirelessly in their residence halls. Every residence hall on the Mount Vernon campus, except Pelham Hall, now has wireless Internet connection capabilities throughout the building, said Robert Snyder, director of Mount Vernon Campus life and marketing. “I think it gives residents […]