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.

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 […]

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 […]