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.

Two hundred freshmen pay for residence hall safes

More than a month after the University began offering locked safes in residence hall rooms, about 200 safes have been installed. The safes, which are sold through Safeplace USA at seven universities across the country, are promoted by the University Police Department as a way to abate residence hall theft. Of the students who had […]

Minority leader gives keynote address for Latino Heritage Month

Web Extra The “Nuestra America” Latino Heritage Celebration, organized by the Organization for Latino American Students, continued with a keynote speaker Thursday, following a series of events geared toward bringing together GW Latinos. The month of events, which continues into mid-October, has included performances, dinners and Thursday’s address by Jose Antonio Tijerino, CEO of the […]

Trinity University dean to lead College of Professional Studies

Kathleen Burke, the former dean of the Trinity University School of Professional Studies, will assume the deanship of GW’s College of Professional Studies on Oct. 20, officials announced last week. Burke will replace CPS’s founding dean, Roger Whitaker, who stepped down on Aug. 1 after serving for seven years. The growing school, which offers a […]

CDs and CRs gather to watch VP debate

Web Extra Political organizations from both sides of the aisle gathered in the Marvin Center on Thursday evening to mark the only vice presidential debate this election season. Hundreds of GW students came to watch the highly anticipated political event between vice presidential nominees Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., and Republican Gov. Sarah Palin. Masses of […]

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 […]