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.

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 […]

Juliette Dallas-Feeney: Facing the faults of Facebook

If you are like one of the 26,715 registered users in the GW community, by the time you have picked up this copy of The Hatchet today, you have likely checked your Facebook account at least once. Even though it is one of the most impersonal forms of communication possible, millions of people still use […]

Women’s soccer wins after layoff

Just before junior Keara Mehlert helped lift the GW women’s soccer team to a two-overtime win over the University at Buffalo Saturday, players on the bench shouted “believe.” They believed, and they won their first game in two weeks and improved their record to 4-2-0 on the season. Mehlert finished the game in the 103rd […]

Emily Enberg: “Would you like fries with that?”

Is it that hard for you to remember “Where is your supervisor?” Everyone has sat through that uncomfortable moment when a person near you yells at the waiter. Recently, I’ve noticed a lot of complaining at the restaurants around GW, most notably at J Street. Is the service really that bad or are people just […]