September 13, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 8

Stories from the September 13, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Running to save a life

Sophomore David Fowler enjoyed swimming, skiing and playing Scrabble with his younger brother, but during their childhood, Fowler’s brother began to develop communication problems and extreme forgetfulness. His brother’s condition worsened and he was soon diagnosed with Cornelia de Lange Syndrome, a potentially serious genetic disorder that causes physical and intellectual abnormalities in one in […]

Greek Brief: GW to officially approve a fraternity’s return to campus

The Sigma Chi fraternity will become a University-recognized chapter at its initiation ceremony this weekend. The Epsilon chapter has been working to be reinstated since February 2006, when the University approved the fraternity’s return to campus. During the ceremony on Sept. 16 at the Grand Hyatt at Metro Center, the chapter’s members will receive its […]

The National at the 9:30 Club

Web Extra “We expected something, something better than before. We expected something more,” sang Matt Berninger, lead singer of The National, over the opening chords to “Start a War” from their critically acclaimed album “Boxer.” Whatever the audience at 9:30 club was expecting, they certainly got it. The National did not disappoint. Battling a lingering […]


In “Scholarship for sale: Student note-takers available for hire” (Sept. 10, p. A1), The Hatchet misidentified Russell Falkenstein as Russell Volkenstein.

Author discusses causes of terrorism at Elliot School

Web Extra The author of a leading book on al-Qaida and the organization’s connection to Sept. 11 spoke about the factors he believes breed terrorism on the sixth anniversary of the nation’s worst terrorist attack. Lawrence Wright cited the Iraq War and the marginalization of Arabs in Europe as likely causes of terrorism today in […]

Snapshot: Flags of the Fallen

Media Credit: Alex Ellis/assistant photo editor Hundreds of American flags were on University Yard Tuesday commemorating the attacks on Sept. 11. This year was the sixth anniversary of the attacks.

From the minors to majors

Like many students entering their last year of college, GW undergrad Anthony Raglani and his friends traveled this summer, visiting ballparks all over the southeastern region of the United States. The group took buses from stadium to stadium and, upon arrival, claimed their seats field-side. There was only one thing different. Raglani and his teammates […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday The Inequality of Abortion Jackie Malone, vice-president of the Pro-Life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians (PLAGAL), will give a speech on the inequality of abortion and the importance of the pro-life cause. 8 to 9:30 p.m. Marvin Center room 307 Sponsored by Colonials for Life Friday What Happy People Know Dan Baker, author of […]

Volleyball: A Captain, klutz and killer on the court

GW volleyball captain Janine Brown is a self-proclaimed klutz. The senior popped her kneecap for the sixth time while warming up for the team’s match against Fairleigh Dickinson last weekend. Just one wound in a long line of injuries. “I’m known on the team as being accident prone,” Brown said. “I’ve sprained my ankle, I […]

Crime Log

Drug Law Violation 9/9/07 – Thurston Hall – 3:13 a.m. – case closed University Police Department officers responded to a complaint about a suspicious odor. When officers arrived, they found four males – all residents of the room – and one female. UPD confirmed the smell was marijuana. The community director was contacted, who then […]