October 1, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 13

Stories from the October 1, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Trachtenberg: Don’t expel students

In the waning days of his leadership, former University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg advised GW administrators against expelling students who were caught drinking at Colonial Inauguration this summer. Trachtenberg said he did not play an official role in determining the punishments for the incoming freshmen but recommended to Linda Donnels, dean of students, that they […]

University changes health insurance provider

The University switched its student health insurance provider this summer amid concern the old plan was too costly and did not include enough benefits, administrators said. Since 1997, Aetna was the University’s main student health care provider. Representatives from Student Health Services said the rising cost of health insurance made it necessary to find a […]

Volleyball splits two close ones

For the GW volleyball team, Sunday afternoon’s game against Atlantic 10 rival La Salle is emblematic of the Colonials’ up-and-down season. GW, now 9-9 overall and 2-2 in conference play, traded games and momentum with the Explorers before losing 3-2 the fifth and deciding game. The loss for GW was its second in 27 meetings […]

Starr’s days in the District

A transfer student from Harding University in Arkansas, Kenneth Starr spent his undergraduate years at GW living life in high gear. He graduated from GW in 1968 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in history. Best known for the Starr Report that led to former President Bill Clinton’s impeachment on charges […]

Knapp forms campus security task force

University President Steven Knapp announced the formation of a task force to review campus security and safety at GW in light of the recent tragedy at Virginia Tech. The commission, composed of GW administrators, professors and student leaders, will make recommendations for changes in University policy based on reports issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia […]

Marketing makes a move online

When freshman Samantha Ripinsky was going through the college admissions process, her garbage was filled to the brim with viewbooks. “I tossed them all in the trash,” she said. “I didn’t even look at them.” Even the GW material – her early decision choice – was thrown away. “It was weird because every time GW […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Fall Film Series: Freedom Writers A young teacher inspires her troubled students to learn tolerance, apply themselves and dream big. Starring Hilary Swank. Must have valid GWorld to enter. 7:45 to 11:45 p.m. Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Sponsored by Program Board Tuesday Tuesday Culture Night: Hispanic Women of Excellence A panel of successful Hispanic […]

AMC to close Dupont Circle Theater in January

One of the only movie theaters near campus will close its doors next year. The AMC Loews Entertainment Corporation announced last week it will not renew its contract with the leaseholder for the Dupont Circle Theater – located on 19th and L streets. The location will officially close in January 2008, when the contract expires. […]

Alumni Weekend attendance doubled

Ralph Cabeaux, a 1949 GW graduate, now lives in the United Kingdom, but the distance from Foggy Bottom did not stop him from attending this year’s Alumni Weekend – he took a boat across the Atlantic in order to attend the event. “When you go to a university and get the foundation for your future […]

Snapshot: Jazzy Jones

Media Credit: Ryder Haske/assistant photo editor Singer, songwriter and producer Quincy Jones chats with Russell Ramsey, chairman of the board of trustees, and President Steven Knapp prior to filming a special for PBS.