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.


In “Tonic protests dropped” (Sept. 27, p. 3), The Hatchet erroneously reported Tonic’s altered hours. Tonic agreed to conclude its outside service at 11 p.m. Sundaythrough Thursday and midnight Friday and Saturday.

GW Brief: GW graduates win Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award

Seven GW alumni were recognized as 2007 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award winners at Marvin Center last Friday. The winners came from a variety of backgrounds and fields. “This wonderfully diverse group of alumni is representative of the significant impact GW graduates are having on our nation and around the globe,” University President Steven Knapp said, […]

GW Brief: Geography professors plan to visit Ghana with grant

GW geography professors David Rain and Ryan Engstrom have been chosen as recipients of a $3 million grant given by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The grant, which is to be paid over five years, funds a project entitled “Health, Poverty and Place: Modeling Inequalities in Accra, Ghana Using Remote Sensing […]

GW institute brings spirituality to study of medicine

GW’s Institute of Spirituality and Health is helping the University at Buffalo incorporate religion and faith into the traditionally science – and fact – based field of medicine. Buffalo has received a $50,000 Templeton grant from the GW program to add a spirituality component to its medical school’s curriculum. The goal of these grants is […]

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 […]