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.

Staff Editorial: Focus on dorm safety must be renewed

The recent string of robberies in GW dorms has been a frightening reminder of the importance of dorm safety and being an alert resident of Foggy Bottom and D.C. as a whole. Communication from the University Police Department through e-mail alerts to the GW community were informative and helped keep residents aware of the latest […]

Lizzie Wozobski: Take a look at CI: Is it time for a change?

As the dust settles on another summer, the memories of carefree times and lounging poolside are fading away as classes and internships take their toll. For freshmen other memories are also receding: the whirlwind two-and-a-half days of Colonial Inauguration has been replaced with the start of a true GW college career. Indeed, this introduction to […]

Staff Editorial: GW FEED must adhere to fundraising procedures

The recent Student Association decision to allocate $6,000 to the GW FEED initiative is cause for concern as it both circumvented the prescribed SA procedure for granting funds and is utilizing those funds for less-than appropriate endeavors. While it is commendable that the SA is working to get involved with larger Foggy Bottom social issues, […]

Sean Redding: The next step for Knapp

Someone’s been working hard on University President Steven Knapp’s public image. The past two weeks of coverage in The Hatchet, Foggy Bottom Current and The Washington Post have been filled with photo-ops of the former Johns Hopkins University provost helping with move-in, reaching out to GW neighbors and checking out his soon-to-be home, just across […]

UPD arrests suspect for residence hall thefts

A five-day long crime wave in Ivory Tower and New Hall ended Wednesday afternoon when the University Police Department apprehended a juvenile male in the Medical Faculty Associates building on Pennsylvania Avenue. UPD stepped up its investigation Wednesday afternoon to catch the alleged thief, who they identified from residence hall security cameras and eyewitness accounts. […]

Letters to the Editor

Questioning war doesn’t mean questioning troops I read Frank Broomell’s opinion piece (Sept. 9, pg. 4) with some confusion. Retain respect for the troops? I didn’t even think there was an issue in this department. The American public at large has been incredibly supportive of our soldiers in Iraq even as support for the increasingly […]

Bike robberies up near campus

When senior Corey Brekher returned home Saturday evening from Fall Fest, what he found – or rather, what he did not find – enraged him. Brekher and his roommate Steve Perkins, who graduated from GW last year, saw that someone had stolen three of the four bicycles in their garage, including Brekher’s mountain bike and […]

SA refocuses on advocacy

Omar Woodard had several small initiatives. Audai Shakour had Colonial Coach. Lamar Thorpe had condoms. Former SA Presidents focused on supporting costly intiatives to accomplish their goals, but today’s SA executives emphasize lobbying and advocating on behalf of students. SA President Nicole Capp, along with Executive Vice President Brand Kroeger, successfully lobbied for the return […]

September 11: Marching Memory

Media Credit: Ryder Haske/assistant photo editor A member of GW’s Naval Reserve Officer Training Core marches through University Yard as part of a vigil commemorating the sixth anniversary of Sept 11.