September 11, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 8

Stories from the September 11, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Snapshot: Rare Look

Anne Wernikoff/assistant photo editor Mark Shenkman presents his American flag collection to University President Steven Knapp and his wife, Diane, at the Luther Brady Gallery Wednesday.

GW parent’s video game to be showcased at Smithsonian

Web Extra A new video game designed by a GW father and featuring GW students will serve as an interactive storyline for collections in the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Ghosts of a Chance – an alternate reality game designed by John Maccabee, whose son is a student in the Elliott School of International Affairs – […]

Upcoming Games, News, and Notes

Men’s soccer: Saturday, Sept. 13 vs. Loyola (Md.), 3 p.m. Women’s soccer: Friday, Sept. 12 vs. Delaware State, 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14 vs. Howard, 1 p.m. Volleyball: Friday, Sept. 12 vs. Delaware State, 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 vs. Rider, 5 p.m. News & Notes: The GW women’s basketball schedule was officially released Wednesday. […]

Joe Laliberte: The best-laid plans.

One year ago this week, I was given the news that my mother had been diagnosed with stage II colon cancer. Suddenly, my carefully laid-out academic plan and my goal to study abroad in Africa became nothing more than scribbles in a one-subject notebook. I contemplated how to piece together this devastating news. Everything in […]

UPD installs security cameras in Townhouse Row

The University Police Department installed security cameras this summer in the eight fraternities and sororities located along Townhouse Row, in response to a string of burglaries in 2007. When members of Kappa Kappa Gamma, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Delta Gamma and Alpha Phi returned from winter break in Jan. 2007, they reported a total of 21 […]

Letters to the Editor

The real Sarah Palin Last Thursday, my friend Andrew Clark wrote a column detailing the effects Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin could have on the presidential race (“Picking apart Palin, McCain’s wild-card VP,” p. 4). While he did note some vulnerabilities, for the most part his piece extolled Palin’s virtues as a true conservative, a fresh […]

Gun ban will have little effect on campus

Correction appended The historic overturn of the District’s handgun ban this summer has had sweeping implications for the city and the nation, but it is unlikely to bring about any changes on the GW campus. The Supreme Court repealed D.C.’s 32-year handgun ban in June, and residents were allowed to buy guns on Tuesday. The […]

Alumnus will lead golf team

New golf head coach Terry Shaffer says the GW administration has been very welcoming since his hiring last week – helping him to get settled, showing him the ropes of the athletics department and even letting him into his office. Which is important, because he has yet to receive a key. “In the meantime, it’s […]

Justin Guiffre: Lingering legacies in local politics

There has always been a sort of distaste for politics in major cities. City bosses manning the controls of unstoppable political machines were once the norm from New York to Chicago and beyond, but after many bitter power struggles, Americans were able to bring these systems under control. Still, it seems that sometimes this long […]