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.

For Currans, it’s all in the family at GW

For the Currans, GW is a family affair. Three of the four Curran children – Dan, Brendan and Emily – attend GW, with the fourth, Aubrey, planning on applying early decision this year, making the Currans the largest family that Executive Director of the Office of Student Financial Assistance, Dan Small, has ever seen at […]


Rodrigo Y Gabriela 11:11 (Rubyworks) The spicy, flamenco-infused guitar work will leave you speechless, but don’t expect much variety from song to song. Jay-Z Blueprint 3 (Roc Nation) Jay-Z has made a somewhat successful stab at getting back to basics. “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-tune)” is almost shamefully catchy, but the Rihanna and Kayne collaboration (“Run […]

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,” […]