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.

Staff Editorial: Tonic liquor license should be a reality, rather compromise

The controversial debate surrounding new campus eatery Tonic has taken on a second wind as neighbors continue to raise concerns with the restaurant’s proposed liquor license. While it is fair for a restaurant that is trying to establish itself as a staple of a college campus to request the ability to serve alcohol, Tonic must […]

Volleyball: Colonials win two out of three as hosts of GW Invitational

For the GW volleyball team, warming up for the GW Invitational last weekend took a little bit longer than expected. After dropping the first match 3-0 to East Carolina University Friday night, the Colonials came back Saturday with 3-1 and 3-0 victories, against the University of Hartford and Howard University, respectively. “I was a little […]

David Ceasar: GW more than just a location

At Opening Convocation two weeks ago, GW President Steven Knapp may have been wearing a mortarboard as part of his academic regalia ensemble, but he might as well have put on a Metro train engineer’s hat. Just a month after taking office, GW’s new president spoke before students, faculty and parents about his vision for […]

Water polo stays afloat despite short, shallow pool

GW’s water polo team beat 17th-ranked Santa Clara last week at the Princeton Invitational, a milestone victory for a program showing real signs of becoming a contender on the East Coast. The tournament was held in Princeton’s 1,700-seat DeNunzio Pool, a far cry from Smith Center’s substandard pool, where GW plays its home games even […]

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 […]