September 24, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 11

Stories from the September 24, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Eckles throws a birthday party

Eckles Library celebrated its 20th anniversary last Monday with cake, balloons and a library-goer’s staple – coffee. Fred Siegel, associate vice president and dean of freshmen, said Eckles Library on GW’s Mount Vernon Campus intends to continue providing intimate and useful services to students, 25-cent coffee included, as it continues to move forward and grow […]

SMPA professor critiques the media

Media and public affairs professor Steven Livingston celebrated the release of his most recent book, “When Press Fails: Political Power and the News Media from Iraq to Katrina,” with a book-signing session at Busboys and Poets restaurant last week. Over the span of his career as a reporter and a scholar, Livingston has focused on […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Community Service Info Session Learn about the many ways in which you can give back to your community. Alternative Spring Break, DC Reads, Jumpstart and the Neighbors Project will all be present. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Marvin Center- H St. Table Sponsored by the Student Activities Center and the Office of Community Service […]

JASON project attracts students to science

Students participating in the JASON Project learn about science in an exciting way. Courtesy of the JASON Project Tim Samaras chases tornados for a living. Now he is sharing his experiences with middle school students through the JASON Project, headquartered at GW’s Virginia Campus. “Operation: Monster Storms,” which was launched earlier this month, is the […]

The passage of presidencies

When University President Lloyd Elliott arrived on GW’s campus for the first time in 1965, he was a hated man. Succeeding Thomas Carroll – who died unexpectedly of a heart attack – Elliott took the reigns of a campus rife with the tension of the 1960s. “We had an immediate collision,” Elliott told The Hatchet […]


In “Obama holds rally in D.C.” (Sept. 20, p. 2), The Hatchet erroneously reported that more than 600 people attended the rally. About 4,000 people were in attendance. In “GW F.E.E.D. under fire” (Sept. 20, p. 1), The Hatchet ambiguously described Multicultural Student Service Center Director Michael Tapscott’s feelings about the program. Tapscott has always […]

Staff Editorial: CCAS must examine policies and be open to change

As the oldest and largest school at GW, the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences impacts the academic experiences of a large percentage of the student body. Therefore, the actions of Marguerite “Peg” Barratt, the school’s dean, have the possibility to reform this critical element of the academic community. Barratt has already outlined new ideas […]

Relics on sale at Watergate Hotel

In preparation for extensive renovations, the Watergate Hotel on Virginia Avenue is having a massive liquidation sale – offering years of Washington history to interested shoppers. All removable items were for sale beginning Sept. 9, when the hotel invited the public to roam the building for Watergate memorabilia and bargain items. The hotel has been […]

Men’s soccer: Men score first, then stumble

For the GW men’s soccer team, the 2-1 loss to Rider University Saturday afternoon was the kind of start the Colonials wanted, but not the finish. Sophomore Andy Stadler scored his fifth goal of the season just 13 seconds into the game, off a pass from senior Joachim Walker. The Broncs appeared to immediately make […]