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.

Varsity Roundup, Scoreboard

Varsity Roundup Water Polo The Colonials dropped a 7-6 decision to No. 12 Bucknell in Lenisburg, Pa., Sept. 16 in the CWPA Southern Division league opener. Senior John Jennings, junior David Zenk and sophomore Jean-Claude Wright each had two goals, and goalie Chris Whittam had 14 saves and kept the Bison (8-1, 1-0), who have […]

D.C. vote slated for U.S. Senate

A proposed bill to give the District a voting representative in Congress is scheduled to reach the Senate floor this week, marking a historic moment for a city without a vote in the Capitol. D.C. currently has one non-voting elected official in the House of Representatives, Democrat Eleanor Holmes Norton. The District of Columbia House […]

Letters to the Editor

CI a vital element of GW After reading Lizzie Wozobski’s op-ed on the appropriateness of CI (Sept. 13, pg. 4), I stand more convinced that CI in its current form is not only appropriate, but necessary. GW is unique in its urban-campus setting, and CI remains a key instrument in circumventing some of the effects […]

Journalism in an age of Wikipedia

As media conglomerates become more powerful and national newspapers continue to suffer, many amateur reporters are taking journalism into their own hands – online. Despite criticism about its credibility, Wikipedia remains the most widely read online encyclopedia. Since it was launched in 2001, the site has accumulated more than 8 million articles with thousands of […]

Campus Security: Defense class created in response to Va. Tech

Five months after America’s deadliest school shooting, GW is training staff and faculty on methods they can use to diffuse volatile situations before they become fatal. The Violence Awareness and Mitigation Program, created by the University Police Department, teaches community leaders how to detect threatening behavior, communicate important information and physically disarm attackers. It was […]

GW Brief: Congress increases maximum Pell Grants

Congress took an important step toward making college tuition more affordable for students in need of financial aid by passing the College Cost Reduction and Access Act earlier this month. Twenty billion dollars Congress previously allocated for student loan providers will now go toward students directly in the form of Pell Grants. The bill requires […]

Student paper printed in policy journal

The Roosevelt Institution has been an active student think tank at GW for more than two years, but sophomore Zach Hindin is the first of the organization’s members in Foggy Bottom to publish his work in the think tank’s national policy journal, the Roosevelt Review. The journal accepts submissions from universities across the country and […]

GW Brief: GW alumnus, former Va. governor runs for Senate

GW alumnus and former Virginia governor Mark Warner announced his plans Thursday to run for a seat in the United States Senate. Republican Sen. John Warner, no relation, recently announced he would vacate the seat when his term expires next year. Mark Warner graduated from GW in 1977, the first person in his family to […]

Popcorn fumes linked to disease

Fumes from a fresh bag of microwavable popcorn may be harmful to inhale, according to a study led by a GW professor. The main component in butter flavored popcorn, diacetyl, causes “deadly, irreversible lung disease,” said David Michaels, a research professor of environmental occupational health. The fumes from diacetyl are released when the popcorn is […]