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.

Ousted Honduran president recounts removal at ESIA

Ousted President of Honduras Jose Manuel Zelaya described being abducted in his pajamas in June and accused his home country’s interim government of violating citizens rights at the Elliott School on Wednesday morning. Zelaya spoke to a lecture hall full of ambassadors, Honduran government officials, students and members of the media in Spanish. He gave […]

Swine flu vaccines expected to become available in October

The University is trying to obtain swine flu vaccines to administer to students when they become available in mid-October, the director of the Student Health Service said last week. Dr. Isabel Goldenberg said GW does not yet know how many vaccines they will receive from the government, but said SHS will begin offering vaccines for […]

Staff Editorial: Confronting Controversy

A new record may have been set this year for how quickly controversy came to GW’s campus. It’s only two days into the new academic year, and already two different public figures have stirred emotions in Foggy Bottom. Yesterday, the coup-removed President of Honduras, Jose Manuel Zelaya Rosales, spoke at the Elliott School. Only hours […]

Labor group protests on 23rd Street

Loud protesters have taken over the corner of 23rd and G streets by clanging cowbells and beating on drums as early as 9 a.m. every morning this week, disturbing students who live and travel in the area. The University Police Department has received complaints from students about the picketers, University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard said, and […]

Crime Log

Destruction 8/30/09 – 3 a.m. – New Hampshire Avenue and 24th Street NW – case closed University Police Department officers on patrol observed two subjects horse playing. After one subject was observed pulling out a handful of flowers from a planter, the subjects were stopped and identified as GW students. Referred to Student Judicial Services […]

Colonial Army to get reserved seating

The Colonial Army has reclaimed its territory. According to a press release sent Wednesday by co-president Daniel Gardner yesterday, the Colonial Army, a student organization that supports GW’s basketball programs, will once again offer reserved seating for its members at Smith Center. Three hundred seats in the lower section of seating will be set aside […]

American knocks off GW in opener

The GW men’s soccer team entered the D.C. College Cup on the campus of George Mason Wednesday with two straight tournament titles to their name, having not dropped a game in the event since 2006. Ninety minutes of play, two red cards and two American goals later, they left with a season-opening defeat and two […]

Thief takes jewelry from townhouse

Editor’s note appended More than $1,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from a campus residence hall last weekend, according to a Metropolitan Police Department report. Three pieces of jewelry were stolen Sunday from a bedroom in the Kappa Kappa Gamma townhouse, the report said. Two Hermes bracelets, which the victim valued at $270 and $430, […]

Cantrell leads team to Cape Cod title

On a mid-August afternoon in Cotuit, Mass., after yet another season in the storied Cape Cod Baseball League had been all but played out, GW junior Eric Cantrell toed the rubber to assume a central role in forging its conclusion. His Bourne Braves had already won the opening game in a best-of-three series a day […]

Percocet stolen in local CVS robbery

An armed man stole 300 painkillers from an M Street pharmacy on Monday, according to a Metropolitan Police Department report. The robber, estimated to be about 30 years old, approached the pharmacist on duty before 11:00 p.m. and handed him a note that read “I have a gun, give me the Percocet,” according to the […]