September 15, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 9

Stories from the September 15, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Snapshot: Kogan Bride

Tim Gowa/Hatchet photographer Kastle Cannon, a 2003 graduate, stands with her bridesmaids Saturday afternoon in Kogan Plaza after marrying GW classmate Garrett Donovan at St. Patrick’s Church.

Bob Kickish: Greek life: the experience that lasts a lifetime

So you’re new to GW and wondering what’s with all this hype about Greek life. This year marks the 150th anniversary of Greek life at GW. Greeks now make up nearly 20 percent of the undergraduate population and their numbers are growing rapidly. The Greek community has never been stronger and there has been never […]

Secretaries of state converge on major issues in Lisner

Tuesday, September 16 The words “Obama” and “McCain” weren’t spoken until the end of the program, but the five former secretaries of state assembled in Lisner Auditorium Monday afternoon had a lot of advice for whichever candidate becomes the next president. Henry Kissinger, James Baker, Warren Christopher, Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell shared their decades […]

Students remember 9/11 attacks

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 span 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 that observed the […]

District government targets gender discrimination at clubs

It is not uncommon for bars and clubs to advertise events with a minimum entrance age of 18 for females and 21 for males, but the D.C. government is informing establishments that this practice is not only illegal, but a violation of civil rights. The District’s Alcohol Beverage Control Board, part of the Alcoholic Beverage […]

Letter to the Editor: Palin alienates independents

Palin alienates independents After reading the recent opinions regarding the effect of Sarah Palin on the election by Andrew Clark and Matt Ingoglia (“Picking apart Palin, McCain’s wild-card VP,” Sept. 4, p. 4; “Letters to the editor,” Sept. 11, p. 4), I feel compelled to give my opinion as an older, independent, nonpolitical Virginia voter. […]

Men’s soccer can’t stand the heat

It’s hard to blame GW men’s soccer coach George Lidster for staying in the locker room a little longer than usual during halftime of Saturday’s 3-1 loss to 23rd-ranked Loyola (Md.) at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex on the program’s Alumni Day. For one thing, it was unseasonably hot, with temperatures pushing a humid 90. […]

University christens new EMeRG ambulance

University and city officials were on hand for Thursday’s dedication ceremony of EMeRG’s first ambulance, officially marking the end of a nine-year struggle to certify the vehicle. Though the vehicle itself is 10 years old, the equipment inside is state-of-the-art and will be operated by the student-run EMT service, which is now housed in the […]

Clubbers attack MPD, bouncers at Skye Lounge

A late night of clubbing turned violent early Sunday morning when several individuals attacked bouncers and police officers in front of the Skye Lounge on 19th and I streets. Randy Walker, 32, allegedly swung a pole at bouncers because they would not let him into the club at about 2 a.m. due to his intoxication, […]

Staff Editorial: Hey, GW! More of this, please!

This is why you came to GW. Maybe you’ve brushed elbows with senators, eaten at the same restaurant as Wolf Blitzer or shopped at the Watergate Safeway with Condi, but today may very well be the pinnacle of a political junkie’s star-gazing aspirations. Today, GW will be hosting five distinguished former secretaries of state in […]