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.

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 […]

Competition is key for volleyball

It’s eight in the morning and the Smith Center is not only bumping, but it’s setting and spiking as well. At this early hour, the GW volleyball team is just hitting its stride. In perhaps the most rhythmic of college sports, coach Jojit Coronel sets the tone. Counting down from three, Coronel sets in motion […]

Crime Log

Assault 9/7/08 – Thurston Hall – 2:30 a.m. – case closed University Police Department officers responded to Thurston Hall when a security guard reported that a male student had trouble swiping into the residence hall. The subject became combative with officers and was subsequently handcuffed. The Metropolitan Police Department arrived on the scene, and the […]