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.

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 […]

University criticizes Tonic request for liquor license

QUICKTAKES: TONIC’S QUEST Tonic applies for first liquor license D.C. law prevents approval City Council amends law Tonic applies for second license University, community groups file formal protests with city Tonic currently negotiating hours of operation, “entertainment” options The University filed a formal protest in opposition of Tonic’s liquor license request, adding another obstacle to […]

SA Note: Capp vetoes GW F.E.E.D. legislation passed unconventionally last week

Student Association President Nicole Capp used the first veto of her presidency Thursday night to reject an SA Senate bill slated to provide $6,000 worth of promotional supplies for the GW F.E.E.D homelessness initiative. The SA Senate passed the bill on Monday night without going through the finance committee or following the normal legislative procedure. […]

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 […]