September 4, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 6

Stories from the September 4, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Letters to the Editor

GW needs a green revolution Sustainability is an issue that touches everyone. There is no denying that our planet is in an environmental crisis. Last year, as freshmen at the GW, one thing that we all noticed was that the University’s attempts at sustainability and green living were poor. Crammed into the halls of Thurston, […]

Chi Omega sorority returns to campus after 40 years

The Chi Omega sorority will colonize at GW next month after a 40-year absence from campus. The Panhellenic Association, which is the primary umbrella organization for sororities, said last fall that Chi Omega could reorganize on campus. The sorority discontinued its GW chapter in 1968 during a period when there was a waning interest in […]

Crime Log

Drug Law Violation 8/31/08 – City Hall – 1:13 a.m. – case closed An anonymous complainant called the University Police Department to report a suspicious odor coming from a room in the residence hall. Officers responding to the call smelled marijuana, and the room’s five occupants denied smoking or possessing the drug. UPD contacted the […]

Snapshot: Clean Cab

Anne Wernikoff/assistant photo editor Universiy President Steven Knapp takes a ride around University Yard Wednesday in a Swiss-made Solar Taxi, an entirely solar powered car, with the initiative director Louis Palmer.

Class returns from Olympics

While most of America watched the Olympics on television this summer, 28 GW students had the opportunity to see the Games firsthand, hobnob with Olympians and blog about their experiences. Undergraduate and graduate students in Lisa Delpy Neirotti’s sports management class traveled to Beijing this summer to study the managerial and administrative aspects of the […]


Due to a editing error in “Graduate School of Business responds to GMAT cheating scandal” (Sept. 2, p. 2), The Hatchet misattributed, “We hope (students) use their own common sense and judgment in deciding what resources to use in preparing the exam,” to Chris Privett. Murat Tarimcilar said the quotation.

Fall Fest moves to Smith Center due to hurricane

Fall Fest will be in the Smith Center this Saturday due to the possibility of heavy rain and strong winds from Hurricane Hanna, Program Board officials said Wednesday night. Alert DC, an emergency warning system for the District, notified residents that Hurricane Hanna, which is over the Atlantic Ocean and expected to make landfall near […]

Brand Kroeger: Reality or rhetoric … you choose!

MINNEAPOLIS College Democrats President Cory Struble made a great case for you to vote for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). In Struble’s op-ed this Monday (“Obama will get the U.S. back on track,” p. 4), substance was in short supply, but his rhetoric rivaled that of his beloved Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.). Like other Democrats, Cory […]


The Music Tapes Music Tapes for Clouds and Tornadoes (Merge) Complete with banjo, a singing saw and an orchestra straight out of a New Orleans funeral precession, Music Tapes maestro Julian Koster’s 9-years-in-the-making sophomore album paints him as a young child in an old, twisted world. Actually, that may not be too far from the […]

Picking apart Palin, McCain’s wild-card VP

If you had bet someone a week ago that a young, unknown governor of Alaska would become the Republican vice-presidential nominee – and that her 17-year-old daughter would be pregnant and marrying the father – you would have been laughed off the Hill. Lesson learned. As far as bets go, nothing is off the table […]