September 17, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 9

Stories from the September 17, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Thefts highlight dorm security

On any given night, getting into a residence hall on campus is as easy as muttering “open sesame” at the doors. With a little luck, time and a friendly face, gaining access to a hall is alarmingly simple. Such simplicity in residence hall security seemed evident last week after a juvenile male was able to […]

Blasting off on space policy

From news on drunk astronauts to the severity of shuttle damage, GW’s Space Policy Institute is always available for knowledgeable comments on seminal debates in the world of space policy. Founded in 1987 as a scholarly reaction to the absence of think tanks dedicated to space policy, the institute has become a cornerstone to advancing […]

Snapshot: Sorority swings

Media Credit: Ben Solomon/senior photo editor (Left to right) Junior Vanessa White, sophomore Shannon Cummings, sophomore Akilah Bledsoe and senior Katrina Minor dance in University Yard Sunday afternoon as a part of the Multi Cultural Greek Coucil Week Kickoff.

Anger over war hits Capitol Hill

Participants in Saturday’s anti-Iraq War march hold signs in protest. The march started at Lafayette Square Park and ended on Capitol Hill. Ryder Haskeassistant photo editor A protest aimed at curbing war in the Middle East was fervent Saturday but only about 189 people were arrested on Capitol Hill, according to media reports. Organizers estimate […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Former CIA Deputy Executive Director Martin Petersen Longtime CIA official Martin Petersen will discuss the art of intelligence and how one can make a career in the intelligence community. 7 to 8 p.m. 1957 E St. Room 113 Sponsored by Kappa Sigma fraternity and the International Affairs Society Tuesday CR-CD Debate GW College Republicans […]

Kayaking on the Potomac

As the wind whipped the current along the Potomac River, about 20 GW students grabbed paddles and headed for the docks Saturday. The less experienced jumped into ocean kayaks, while those ready to paddle through the water like gymnasts on balance beams tucked themselves into less stable kayaks that were level to the water. Leading […]

Corrections

In “GW Anthro Students Monkey Around” (Sept. 10, p.B3), The Hatchet mispelled the title of a research fund. Lewis N. Cotlow Field Research Fund is the correct spelling. In “Taking Strides for the Troops” (Sept. 10, p.B1), The Hatchet erroneously stated the titles of GW College Republican members Peter Glessing and Chris Brooks. Glessing is […]

Collegiate engagement: GW students buck marriage trend

It didn’t take long for senior Gina Sebok to decide she was ready to get married. In fact, it only took her three dates. Now finishing up her last year at GW, Sebok does it as a married woman, following the customs of an observant Orthodox Jewish wife. Sebok met her husband, Raphael Kohn, at […]

Students aim to form club that promotes gun ownership

Friends and roommates, juniors Andrew Breza and Ken Stauff share an interest in Second Amendment rights and range shooting. After a failed attempt two years ago to start the GW Gunslingers, the pair began organizing the Colonial Militia, a group concerned with gun rights advocacy and shooting for pleasure. “We chose (the name) Colonial Militia […]

Larger-than-life Foggy Bottom barbers tell all

While balancing a heavy course load, juggling an internship and staying in touch with friends, GW students are often missing a good haircut. But taking time to tame your hair doesn’t have to be a waste of time. At old-fashioned barbershops such as the Watergate Barbershop and Puglisi’s, both located close to campus, students have […]