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.

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 […]

Virginia gubernatorial hopeful speaks to CRs

Virginia gubernatorial hopeful Bob McDonnell stressed the importance of youth involvement in politics and pointedly avoided mentioning the controversy that has erupted over conservative beliefs exposed in his college thesis during a speech in the Marvin Center on Wednesday night. McDonnell’s campaign against Democrat Creigh Deeds garnered national attention this week after the Republican’s college […]

CADE begins peer educator program

The Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Education began training peer educators last week for workshops targeted toward helping students make healthy decisions in various aspects of college life. GWise, an acronym for GW’s Impact on Substance Education, holds events for different student organizations and residence halls. The seven workshops – titled everything from “Love […]

Kerry will speak about climate change at Jack Morton

Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., will speak on campus next week when he gives the keynote address for a conference on the national security implications of climate change. Kerry will speak on Sept. 10 as part of an all-day conference hosted by the Elliott School of International Affairs and the American Security Project. His speech will […]

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 […]