October 9, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 16

Stories from the October 9, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

New gossip Web site draws concern

The juice is loose on GW’s campus and not everyone is thrilled about it. The controversial gossip Web site JuicyCampus.com, which launched a GW page last month, encourages students to post anonymously about people and groups on campus. Student leaders and administrators across the country have condemned the site for promoting slanderous and damaging discussions […]

Council bans single sales

The D.C. City Council approved a measure Tuesday to ban sales of single containers of beer and liquor in two city wards, including Foggy Bottom. The bill will prohibit the sale of individual containers of malt liquor and beer that are 70 ounces or less. The legislation also prohibits the sale of liquor in containers […]

Andrew Clark: Rumor has it…

If you haven’t heard by now, JuicyCampus.com is the latest explosive gossip craze to hit The George Washington University. The news of the Web site has spread like wildfire, and it now has a whopping 16 pages worth of blog threads about GW students, with countless replies posted under each one. Discussions, if you can […]

Seniors can personalize gift

This year’s Senior Class Gift Committee wants to transform the way GW seniors give back to the University. The Class of 2009 will be given the option to donate their portion of the class gift to whichever part of the University that has been the most significant to them, said senior David Anderson, this year’s […]

Crime Log

Drug Law Violation 10/1/08 – Thurston Hall – 12:45 a.m. – case closed University Police Department officers responded to an anonymous noise complaint in the residence hall. When they entered the room, it appeared that the students had smoked marijuana. Campus police notified the community director and a subsequent search of the room yielded 3.7 […]

GW hosts green symposium

Passion and talent from the GW community are what will help propel the District’s green movement, University President Steven Knapp said Monday at the D.C. Symposium on Urban Sustainability. The three-session symposium, hosted by GW at the Jack Morton Auditorium, opened with speeches from Knapp and city officials stressing the importance of the green initiative […]

Not your average freshman

At first glance, Sameera Al Bitar looks like your average freshman. She takes classes in the School of Business, does her homework and likes to relax with her friends. This summer, though, Al Bitar did something that no other freshman can say they did – she swam in the Olympic Games for Bahrain. But the […]

Bookstore employee steals $14,000

A GW Bookstore employee is being charged with first-degree theft for allegedly stealing more than $14,000 from the store through fraudulent refunds, according to court documents. Marco Pareja, 30, told the bookstore director and a manager on Sept. 9 that he had made fictitious refunds to his credit card totaling about $10,000 and another $4,000 […]

SJT promotes new book at SMPA

Former University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg criticized Foggy Bottom residents Tuesday night in the Jack Morton Auditorium for their constant complaints about the University during his tenure. Now a professor of public service, the University’s longest-serving president came to discuss his latest book, “Big Man on Campus: A University President Speaks Out on Higher Education,” […]

Alex Byers: Hobbs has the brains to call for new academic facility

Ever watched a collegiate sporting event on TV for more than five minutes? You’ve probably seen this commercial: A businessman dribbles to the free-throw line. He passes to a police officer on the wing. She throws an alley-oop pass to a doctor, who promptly slams the ball through the hoop. What’s going on? It’s an […]