November 5, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 23

Stories from the November 5, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Niketa Brar: 4-Ride vital to campus safety

It is not every campus that can brag about being four blocks away from the White House. It is not every campus that affords its students a breathtaking view of the Washington Monument – from their residence hall window. And it is not every campus that has to worry about its students being held up […]

A look at historic Watergate network

It was 1970 – pre-Watergate, pre-Nixon’s second-term, pre-“All the President’s Men” – and Bob Woodward and W. Mark Felt, commonly known as “Deep Throat,” sat on a bench in the White House. They were strangers with few things in common besides GW. Woodward, a lieutenant at the time, was on assignment as a courier to […]

Freshman who reported swastikas drew them as well

Monday, Nov. 5, Updated 5:58 p.m. @import url(; Timeline Oct. 23 — Sarah Marshak, a Jewish freshman, reports a swastika drawn on the whiteboard mounted to her Mitchell Hall door. In the next four days, two more are drawn, each progressively larger in size. (The Hatchet, Oct. 25) Oct. 27 — Transfer student Erica Tanne, […]

Staff Editorial: A complicated route to justice

The perpetrator of the New Hall vandalism was identified and subsequently charged for his or her actions, the University announced in a blast e-mail Sunday morning. Similar cases of vandalism in both Mitchell Hall and Potomac House remain unsolved. Members of the GW community appreciate the candid nature of this communication and will want to […]

GW Expat: Stingy riders risk skipping metro fares

VIENNA, Austria If one day you entered the Foggy Bottom station and you were not required to swipe your Metro fare card, would you still purchase one? The city of Vienna works on what I would call an honor system. People are able to enter and exit public transportation with ease, not having to constantly […]

Joe Laliberte: Republicans, conservation must work

Recently I changed my party identification in the state of New Hampshire from Republican to independent. I could have done this for several reasons. It could be the war in Iraq, an expensive health care system, irresponsible spending, a broken immigration system or a party taken over by the religious right. But my breaking point […]

Kvancz: Repairs need donor

University administrators said they will not begin any renovations on Smith Center until a donor has committed because, unlike housing construction, there is no guaranteed cash flow. The 32-year-old building hosts GW’s athletic offices, training and competition space. It is in major need of renovation, said Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz. University officials said they […]

Letters to the Editor

GW must not submit to complacency As a GW alumnus, I am beyond disappointed by what I have been hearing and reading recently about my alma mater. After yet another article about racial intolerance on campus, one of my co-workers joked that GW students must think “racism is the new black.” I was especially disheartened […]

Zeta Beta Tau returns to GW

Zeta Beta Tau, a national Jewish fraternity that was suspended from campus in 1993, has returned to Foggy Bottom after a lengthy hiatus. Having received University recognition earlier this year, Zeta Beta Tau initiated a class of 16 pledges Sunday night. “Whatever the history is in the past isn’t connected with us or reflective of […]

Jack’s Back: ’24’ shoots in D.C.

Actor Kiefer Sutherland portrays Jack Bauer, the main character on Fox’s Emmy award-winning television show “24” behind the Willard Hotel Sunday morning. U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff visited the set with Dan Glickman, president of the Motion Picture Association of America. photos by Ben Solomon/senior photo editor