November 1, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 22

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

Endowment gets a failing grade

GW lags far behind other universities in social responsibility and measures of sustainability, according to a report released last week. The Sustainable Endowment Institute gave GW a D+ letter grade, down from last year’s C-, in its second-annual College Sustainability Report Card. More than two-thirds of the 200 universities surveyed by the research group improved […]

Letters to the Editor

Don’t bag MPD In reading Monday’s Letters to the Editor (Oct. 29, A4), I laughed at the two letters from students complaining that students were going to start getting ticketed for jaywalking. As a police officer, my job includes enforcing traffic law as much as any other law. I love the argument that police should […]

Stevie Wonder live at the Verizon Center

Web Extra On the night before Halloween, musical-genius Stevie Wonder serenaded a nearly sold-out crowd at Verizon Center in downtown D.C., where tickets ranged from $68-$128. The multi-instrumentalist and singer performed for nearly two and a half hours, playing from his entire musical catalogue spanning over 40 years. Without an opening band, Wonder, who has […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct 10/28/07 – University Mall – 12:53 a.m. – case closed University Police Department officers observed a female individual urinating next to a GW building. When they approached her, the woman explained that she could not wait to use the bathroom. The individual was unaffiliated with GW and she was subsequently barred from campus. […]

Coke dominates GW’s soda scene

Senior Rebecca Klor works for Mountain Dew, a tough gig on a Coke campus. Klor, who is a marketing manager for the soda company, said she is unable to advertise her product because of an exclusivity agreement between the University and Coca-Cola. The agreement began seven years ago and applies to all buildings on the […]

FBI called in to assist with swastika investigation

Web Update Friday, Nov. 2, 5:10 a.m. @import url(; Swastikas on Campus Timeline and Related Articles Oct. 23: Sarah Marshak, a Jewish freshman, finds a swastika drawn on the whiteboard mounted to her Mitchell Hall door. Her house proctor contacts UPD. In the next four days, two more are drawn, each progressively larger in size. […]

Foggy Bottom residents respond to Knapp’s goals

University President Steven Knapp made big promises to community members Tuesday night during his first appearance at a Foggy Bottom Association meeting. About 60 Foggy Bottom residents gathered in the basement of St. Stephen Martyr Church to hear the president speak and answer questions from the audience. The FBA, a community organization, has traditionally been […]

SA Note: SA lobbies for better wireless and cell coverage

Student Association President Nicole Capp announced GW’s plans for technological improvements around the Foggy Bottom campus, including more wireless access points and enhanced cell phone service. Capp, a junior, met with Ron Bonig, vice president and CIO of Information Systems and Services, this month to voice students’ frustrations with wireless Internet access and cell phone […]

Racial slur found on New Hall door

Web Update Friday, Nov. 2, 9:51 p.m. A student in New Hall reported finding a racial epithet on her door Tuesday. “Niggers” was written at the bottom of a poster advertising for a black engineering group’s event, a University spokesperson said. Michael Tapscott, the director of the Multicultural Student Services Center, said this is an […]

Concert Review: Ryan Adams

Web Extra Ryan Adams is not an entertainer. He is not a puppet. If you break his concentration as he watches his fingers slide down the neck of his guitar or as he croons his neck back as if singing to some power above, he will pull out a blow horn and ramble about control […]