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.


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 […]

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 […]