September 10, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 8

Stories from the September 10, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

From receSs to rap

For students of theatre and sociology, the world of rap music may not seem like the next step after graduation. For GW alum Travis Helwig, it is just another part of his creative process. “Hip hop is something I found that, I don’t know, I can really just have fun with it,” said Helwig, a […]

Detained: Three days in Ethiopia

On an early July morning in Awwadaay, Ethiopia, senior Emma McCormick was sick and contemplating the cancellation of her morning’s English class. As she lay on her bed in the eastern part of the country where she and six other GW students were volunteering for the summer, she heard a knock at the gate. Knowing […]

Staff Editorial: Foggy Bottom headache

Almost five years ago, this editorial page made a very simple request: “The Foggy Bottom Association should use newly acquired funds to improve the neighborhood, rather than to initiate litigation against GW.” Instead, the FBA has done the exact opposite. More than two years after its filing, the FBA’s appeal against the 20-year campus plan […]

Foggy Bottom Association loses campus plan appeal

The Foggy Bottom Association lost a two-year appeal of GW’s 20-year campus plan last week, but succeeded in challenging the method the University uses to count the number of students using the Foggy Bottom campus. The neighborhood group, which often finds itself at odds with the University, filed a complaint with the D.C. Court of […]

Ex-ambassador speaks at ESIA

A former Chinese ambassador to the United Nations hopes for a world where the U.S. and China can be allies, the diplomat said at an Elliott School event Tuesday afternoon. Wu Jianmin spoke about the future of China’s international relations as a part of GW’s Sigur Center’s lecture series on Asian identity and power. China, […]

Letter to the Editor

Elizabeth Bennet could do better Reading the new sex column titled “Good Girl, Bad Girl: Hoping for a Balance,” (Sept. 8, p. 7) I’m not sure what offends me more. As a senior at GW, I have spent plenty of time reading the sex column and laughing along with everyone else. However, this time it […]

MPD arrests student in Kogan for drug possession

A GW student was arrested last week after University Police Department officers responded to reports of a group of males smoking marijuana in Kogan Plaza. UPD officers discovered a “pungent odor in the vicinity” of three male students on Thursday at 2:27 a.m., UPD Chief Dolores Stafford said in an e-mail. The officers were responding […]

SA confirms new senators, defeats structural bill in first meeting

The first Tuesday meeting of the Student Association Senate kicked off with confirmation votes to fill several senate vacancies, the rejection of one bill, and passage of another. The failed bill, sponsored by Committee Chairs Jamie Baker (CPS-G) and Erik Ashida (CCAS-U), would have added three positions to the SA Executive Branch. It also would […]