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.

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 The Supreme Court repealed D.C.’s 32-year handgun ban in June, and residents were allowed to buy guns on Tuesday.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 […]

Staff Editorial: New policy strands student orgs

If you thought booking on-campus space for an event was hard before, it’s about to get a lot harder and a lot more expensive – so much more expensive, in fact, that you might have to hold a fundraiser. Good luck affording space for that. Last August, the University implemented a policy that will charge […]

Niketa Brar: The 2008 election: Taking a page from the VMAs

So I have a confession. Perhaps the greatest threat to a writer’s career is losing the respect of their readership – I’m no different. Yet as much as I may want to cling to any shred of dignity I may have, it is time to finally reveal my deep-seated obsession with Britney Spears. The truth […]

Rental fees irk student groups

A policy that charges student organizations as much as $425 a day per classroom to host events involving non-GW participants is drawing complaints from groups that say it impedes their ability to host annual programming. The University created a policy in 2007 that charges student organizations an hourly or daily rate to use classrooms for […]

Professor Yuriko Yamaguchi: A hidden master

Professor Yuriko Yamaguchi’s name precedes her in the art world, with multimedia pieces prominently displayed in many of the nation’s most prestigious museums. But dressed conservatively – and wearing a fanny pack – in her Smith Hall studio, the 60-year-old’s status as a groundbreaking minimalist sculptor is relatively hidden. Yamaguchi teaches “Sculpture I” in room […]