October 6, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 15

Stories from the October 6, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Saturday blaze damages stores on 19th and M streets

A fire damaged several businesses near 19th and M streets on Saturday afternoon, forcing evacuations and closing streets for several hours. The blaze erupted around 12:30 p.m. at Penang restaurant on M Street, D.C. Fire Department spokesman Alan Etter said. The fire also damaged the nearby Chipotle, Starbucks and Porter Dining Saloon. No one was […]

Sororities battle in the ‘War of the Roses’

Web Extra The Pi Kappa Phi fraternity joined with six sororities on campus last week to raise money for disability awareness as part of the “War of the Roses.” Push America – a charity for people living with disabilities – will benefit from the $4,000 expected from the “War of the Roses,” which is named […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Grand Opening of the LGBTQ Resource Center Join members of the LGBTQ Resource Center for music, food and information. 10 a.m., reception at 4 p.m. Marvin Center 402 Tuesday Mindfulness Meditation Program Relax with students and the staff of the Health and Wellness Center. 9 a.m. Health and Wellness Center, 2nd Floor Multipurpose Room […]

Endowment faces first loss in years

The recent chaos on Wall Street is taking its toll on the University’s endowment, which posted its first annual loss since 2001 this summer with administrators projecting a worse situation for the upcoming year. The $1.1 billion endowment, which has grown sharply in recent years, lost roughly 3 percent over the course of the last […]


In “Economic woes touch students” (Oct. 2, p. 1), a photo caption incorrectly stated that Mike Pierce is a sophomore. He is a freshman.

Many colleges arm police forces

Correction appended As University officials discuss whether to arm campus police, security experts and administrators at other colleges say that GW is already behind the times. Almost three-fourths of universities with a sworn police force arm their officers, according to the most recent Bureau of Justice Statistics survey from the 2004-2005 academic year. Among the […]

Think tank looks to rebuild

The GW chapter of the Roosevelt Institution, a national collegiate think tank, officially began in 2006 at a large banquet in the Marvin Center, but now the organization remains largely inactive. Only four GW students participated in the national organization’s most recent journal, “Roosevelt Rx: Student Ideas for Health Policy,” last month. “The leadership left […]

Rollergirls take it out on the track

Five-Ho wanted to get a black eye. But it was her opponent, Hoova Dayum, that got pummelled. As Hoova swished around the track amid a pack of DC Rollergirls, another skater’s wrist pad hit her left eye. At the end of the two-minute scrimmage, she rolled off the court, holding her glasses in her hands. […]

Sedaris shares stories at Lisner

Best-selling author David Sedaris advised aspiring writers to move to foreign countries for inspiration during a Lisner Auditorium show Saturday night. In his most recent collection of stories, “When You are Engulfed in Flames,” Sedaris uses candid humor to chronicle his decision to move to Tokyo to quit smoking. “When you don’t speak the language, […]

Niketa Brar: From classroom to community

Face it GW, it’s the year of change. Get on board, or get off the track. After a few decades characterized by emerging skylines, rising populations and expanding boundaries, this campus has fallen into a rut. In a competitive college market, standing alone with a sky-high price-tag in a downward sloping economy is not a […]