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.


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 […]

Varsity Roundup, Scoreboard

Number Crunch: 13 (The number of seconds it took GW men’s soccer to score its first goal in its 2-1 loss to Rider University Saturday afternoon.) Scoreboard Softball Sept. 22 L, 6-2 vs. Georgetown L, 7-5 vs. UMBC Men’s Soccer Sept. 22 L, 2-1 vs. Rider Volleyball Sept. 21 L, 3-1 vs. Fordham Sept. 23 […]

Letters to the Editor

Invoking Hitler in RAC election unacceptable A Jewish student running for president of the Fulbright Hall Residential Advisory Council (RAC) recently posted flyers throughout his dorm with images of Adolf Hitler in hopes of gaining a leadership position within the GW community. It is unacceptable for anyone to insinuate racial or ethnic slurs or discriminate […]

Softball loses twice to begin preseason

Two local teams had the GW softball team’s number Saturday afternoon at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex, as Georgetown and the University of Maryland-Baltimore County defeated the Colonials in their opening games of the fall preseason. The Hoyas took the first game 6-2 while the Retrievers won the second game 7-5. Coach Kim Staehle said […]