September 3, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 6

Stories from the September 3, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Metro plagued by delays since crash

Time-consuming repairs and delays have plagued the Washington Metro Area Transportation Authority after two Metrorail trains collided June 22, killing nine and becoming the deadliest crash in Metro history. The accident on the Red Line between the Fort Totten and Takoma stations killed nine people, including the train’s operator. An investigation by the National Transportation […]

Cilluffo will chair Homeland Security Review

Correction appended Frank Cilluffo, director of GW’s Homeland Security Policy Institute, will chair the first-ever U.S. Quadrennial Homeland Security Review to review the Department of Homeland Security’s priorities. The review will look at challenges the country faces and assess the nation’s homeland security policies, programs, and missions,” according to the DHS Web site. Cilluffo is […]

District Mixtape: The Troubadours

The Troubadours are the oldest of six a cappella groups on campus and just released their newest album on iTunes. They’re on the prowl for new members and are holding auditions this Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Marvin Center. The Troubs gave us a taste of what they’re listening to right […]

Intruder harasses Georgetown students

Two female Georgetown students reported that a strange male entered their homes this week, and investigators believe the alleged culprit – known as “the Georgetown cuddler” – is connected to 11 similar incidents in the last year and a half. The two most recent break-ins occurred on Sunday and Tuesday and, like in the other […]

Performance groups shine at Betts

If you’re not sure whether Monday’s student performance showcase in the Marvin Center was a success, consider this: more than 150 students were turned away from the event because every seat in the 425-person Betts Theatre was filled. Eager freshmen and returning students filled the auditorium to catch a glimpse of what to expect from […]

Professors join health care debate

The debate over proposed health care reform is raging just a few miles down the road from the School of Public Health and Health Services, and the school’s dean is taking advantage of GW’s prime location. Josef Reum, interim dean of the SPHHS, was tasked by the Board of Trustees to get involved in the […]

Gelman introduces new search program

Gelman Library’s resources are now the most accessible in the library’s history due to the introduction of Surveyor, a more comprehensive version of previous online catalogs, library administrators say. Named for the first profession of the University’s namesake, George Washington, Surveyor incorporates popular social networking tools to search books, databases and multimedia files more “intuitively,” […]

Garage added to Knapp’s house

University President Steven Knapp’s F Street residence is currently undergoing the final stage of its renovation with the addition of a new garage, Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz said this week. The renovations to Knapp’s residence are being paid for by University funds, Katz said. “The garage addition on the F Street House […]

GW pushes awareness to fight thefts

In the wake of nearly 20 reported burglaries in residence halls last month, the University is putting up stickers reminding students to lock their doors and starting a program to sell and lease safes, a University official said Wednesday. Juan Ibanez, associate vice president for facilities, said decals will be placed inside residence halls that […]