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.

Journalists offer take on McCain-Palin

Web Extra Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin took the Republican National Convention by storm last week, and a panel of renowned journalists offered insight on the little-known Alaskan governor at a packed Lisner Auditorium on Friday. During the taping of Washington Week with Gwen Ifill, panelists agreed that Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain […]

QuickTakes: Girl Talk

What could have been! Without further ado, a forum on Fall Fest-almost Girl Talk. Girl Talk Feed the Animals (Illegal Art) As Bill Hicks once said about MC Hammer: “There’s another boat that left me on the f—in’ island.” Since when did it become so trendy to have music ADD? -Alex Abnos Girl Talk Feed […]

Students commemorate anniversary of Sept. 11

Friday, September 12 American flags dotted the grass in University Yard on Thursday like a field of flowers, memorializing the lives lost on Sept. 11 seven years ago. The installation of 2,977 flags, each representing a victim of the attacks, was arranged by the GW chapter of Young America’s Foundation, one of several campus organizations […]

A tough race: Alumnus Bob Barr fights for Libertarians

With his presidential bid this fall, Bob Barr hopes to intrude on the two-party system that has dominated American politics since the Civil War – if he can get on the ballot. As the Libertarian Party candidate, Barr is not giving historic speeches to packed stadiums, meeting with foreign dignitaries or dominating the 24-hour news […]

CRs begin year with congressman, conservative student leaders

Historic campaign posters lined the walls of the Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Tuesday as the College Republicans kicked off their new year with speeches from organization leaders and Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla. More than 300 students attended the event that served as an introduction to the organization and a chance to hear Stearns, a GW […]

District Mixtape: The bikers of

After ordering some Diet Cokes, Hatchet Arts asked the DC Snacks bike kids to compile us a playlist. Thanks to Matt Mandell for the sweet cola, and thanks to Nick Savio, Jimmy Deaton, Tim Anderson, Brian Austin, August Rasche and Paul Calder for the sweet jams. All you need is love (and music and Diet […]


The Hatchet mischaracterized the status of the Olympathon initiative in “Schoolwide competition will not launch this fall” (Sept. 8, p. 2), saying that the University had no plans to implement the program this year. Administrators said they hope to implement elements of the program in conjunction with campus partners and students by October.

Student Assocation finance chair questions cabinet retreat funding

Financial controversy over a pre-semester Student Association workshop has led the senate finance committee chair to probe SA financial processes and executive spending. Sen. Julie Bindelglass (CCAS-U) requested details about executive spending at a committee meeting Tuesday evening, concerned that SA President Vishal Aswani’s cabinet did not use its own funds appropriately during a four-day […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday 9/11 Never Forget Join the Young America’s Foundation to commemorate the Sept. 11 attacks with a moment of silence and a flag installation. 7 a.m. University Yard GW Remembers 9/11 Honor those who died in the Sept. 11 attacks at a candlelight vigil. 8 p.m. University Yard Friday Crepeaway Social Meet members of the […]

Library to house famous spy files

The U.S. government executed infamous American spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg in 1953 for leaking information about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union. Now, some of the long-awaited secrets from their trial will be released and housed at Gelman Library’s National Security Archives. A U.S. district judge in New York ordered the federal government […]