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.

Green GW: Now’s the time for GW to ‘go green’

From former University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg’s luxury Lexus SUV to the current president’s energy conscious Prius – change at GW is evident. This new “green” outlook is a welcome addition to a University that is sadly behind the times in terms of its largely negative impact on the environment. With the addition of University […]

Staff Editorial: D.C. must not give up fight for representation

The recent proposition to allow D.C. residents a voice on the federal scene was shot down Tuesday, once more leaving more than 580,000 American citizens left without a vote in Congress. This case isn’t about fundamental rights of an American population, but unfortunately it became yet another example of partisan politics. While at this point […]

Niketa Brar: GW must boost efforts to keep professors happy here

With all the changes that GW has seen this year, two things have stayed consistent thus far: we’re still the most expensive school in the country and we still underpay our faculty. Last week, the University of California, Berkeley announced that the Hewlett Foundation would supplement Berkeley’s $2.5 billion endowment with another $113 million, to […]

Letters to the Editor

We agree: 9/11 Memorial should be free of politics. A clarification… We request that the author of “9/11 memorial should be free of politics” in Sept. 12 letters to the editor would take a moment to step off his hyperbolic pedestal and realize that Students Defending Democracy also feels that political exploitation of the victims […]

GW F.E.E.D. under fire

Hundreds of students participated in the GW F.E.E.D. kickoff at the Gelman Starbucks despite growing concerns from several of the program’s sponsors regarding the initiative’s motives. Student Association Sen. O.G. Oyiborhoro (CCAS-U), chair of the GW F.E.E.D. homelessness initiative, said the kickoff was a success, but refused to answer questions regarding the program’s funding. The […]

Pelham Hall plan passes

The D.C. Zoning Commission unanimously approved a proposed renovation of Pelham Hall Monday, marking one of the most expensive developments on the Mount Vernon Campus since it was acquired in 1999. Compared to the years spent pushing long-term Foggy Bottom plans through District government, garnering approval for the Pelham project was relatively quick and uneventful, […]

Hitler photo used in campaign

Sophomore Micah Lubens thinks that a Nazi dictator would be a poor choice to lead Fulbright Hall, and he wants you to know. Lubens is running for president of the Residential Advisory Council and is being criticized by neighbors and house scholars for pointing out the differences between himself and Adolf Hitler in his campaign […]

Carpenters protest GW developer

A local carpenters union is protesting the developer slated to work on Square 54, saying the developer has a history of exploiting migrant workers. The Mid-Atlantic Regional Council of Carpenters began picketing in front of the empty lot across from the GW Hospital early this summer. The picketers say that Boston Properties, the commercial developer […]

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 […]