September 20, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 10

Stories from the September 20, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Greek Brief: Multicultural Greek Week finishes with Golden Explosion

The Alpha Phi Alpha and Lambda Upsilon Lambda fraternities, in conjunction with the Lambda Pi Chi sorority, will host their sixth annual Golden Explosion event this Saturday, capping off a week’s worth of Multicultural Greek Council events. Named the Golden Explosion because each Greek-letter group sponsor considers gold one of its official colors, the event […]

SA Note: Pedrad resigns for personal reasons, withdraws from GW

Student Association Sen. Nina Pedrad (CCAS-U) resigned from the Senate Tuesday night and will withdraw from the University today. Pedrad said her sudden resignation and departure from the University was due to “personal reasons” and that she will return to GW for the 2008-2009 academic year. “I leave with a heavy heart,” said Pedrad, a […]


In “SA Note: Capp vetoes GW FEED legislation passed unconventionally last week” (Sept 17 p. 2), The Hatchet erroneously stated that the Student Association approved allocation of money for GW FEED. The SA Senate approved this allocation. In “Anger Over Iraq War Hits Capitol” (Sept. 17 p. 1), The Hatchet failed to include the GW […]

Constitution honored on anniversary of signing

Frederick Lawrence, dean of the GW Law School, built a career on the rock-solid foundation of the Constitution, and he was enthusiastic about observing Constitution Day during a lecture at the Law School Monday. “It falls to us each year on Sept. 17 to spend some time considering this document,” Lawrence said in his opening […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Ivory Tower Blood Drive Help the thousands of people who need blood every day by giving the gift of life. One pint can save three lives. 1 to 7 p.m. Ivory Tower Community Room Sponsored by Colonial Donors Fall Film Series: I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry Two straight and single Brooklyn firefighters […]

Political student groups debate war in Iraq

The College Democrats and College Republicans clashed over hot-button issues surrounding the Iraq War Tuesday night in a crowded Marvin Center Amphitheatre. The debate, moderated by political science quarterly The GW Discourse, covered topics including the progress being made in Iraq and the best policy options for the future of that war-torn nation. Early in […]

Snapshot: Career Shopping

Media Credit: Anne Wernikoff/Hatchet photographer Graduate student Stacey Perkings discusses potential job opportunities with Katrina Thornton from the Target Group Wednesday at Marvin Center.

Crime Log

Lewd Acts 9/13/07 – University Mall – 4 p.m. – case closed University Police Department officers received a report of a suspicious individual touching his genitals next to the Foggy Bottom Metro stop. Officers responded and interviewed the man, who was sitting on a park bench. The individual claimed he was merely scratching his genitals. […]

Obama holds rally in D.C.

Amid loud music and a young, energetic crowd, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) addressed issues including political views on the environment, health care, education, the war in Iraq, nuclear weapons and taxes at a campaign rally Tuesday night. More than 600 people gathered in an empty parking lot on 11th and H Streets, […]

Greenspan dishes about new book at Lisner

Web Extra The American economy’s explosive growth and low inflation since the early 1990s is due, in part, to the end of the Cold War, said former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan in front of a sold-out audience in Lisner Auditorium Monday evening. Greenspan retired from his 19-year position as chair of the U.S. Federal […]