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.

Voting issues delay primary results

It is not just the humidity and heat that is making D.C. feel like South Florida. Tuesday’s primary election for the D.C. City Council turned into a debacle after miscalculated results stemmed from a voting machine malfunction. District election officials did not release official results in the Ward 2 Democratic primary Tuesday due to the […]

Hospital clears staff of wrongdoing in July death

An official at the GW Hospital said this week that employees were not responsible for the July death of a man who fell from a ledge on the building, according to the findings of an ongoing internal investigation. On July 19, 38-year-old Kossi Apeble fell from a fifth-story ledge at the hospital onto the edge […]

With more Wi-Fi, problems persist

The University is halfway toward accomplishing its goal of an entirely wireless campus, but there remains frustration among some students about the inconsistency of the network. About half of all campus buildings – including the Academic Center, Ivory Tower, 1957 E Street, Thurston Hall and Duques Hall – have at least some wireless coverage. The […]

Bliss in the city with Will Eastman

Will Eastman is the man behind Bliss, an eight-year-old indie dance party hosted every fourth Saturday at the Black Cat. Eastman, who first came to the District 13 years ago to attend graduate school at GW for museum and American studies, said the theme for Bliss is no attitude, just fun. Aside from DJ-ing, Eastman […]

Religious rockers hit campus

A Christian rock band delivered a faith-based message to a group of religious GW students in the Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Monday night. The Gathering, a D.C.-area band, performed as part of an event by the GW Christian group Word Up!, which works to raise awareness about Christianity and engage students in the faith. “I […]

$5-$10-$20: A weekly entertainment guide for the

If you have $5 Borrow some money this Friday, Sept. 12 and catch the new Coen Brothers black comedy, Burn After Reading, featuring John Malkovich, George Clooney and Brad Pitt. At least one scene was filmed next to the Elliott School on E Street. If you have $10 Who says D.C. doesn’t boast local chops? […]

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 […]