September 24, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 12

Stories from the September 24, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Letter to the Editor

Let Greek-letter life grow Your recent editorial “Greek growth needs limit” (Sept. 21, p. 4) decrying the expansion of GW’s Greek-letter life demonstrates little understanding and fails to consider that GW is a constantly evolving institution. Until recently, GW was largely a commuter school. Now, it attracts students from all regions, many of whom matriculate […]

Andrew Pazdon: Support thy neighbor

I have often subscribed to the mantra of “I live to eat” and not “I eat to live.” Put plainly, I very much enjoy food and eating. While I also enjoy preparing my own food on a regular basis, there are many times when I would rather pay someone else to do it for me. […]

Obama campaign manager talks politics at Jack Morton

Tuesday, Sept. 22 David Plouffe, campaign manager of Barack Obama’s presidential run, discussed the difficulties their historic campaign faced and how he overcame them in the Jack Morton Auditorium Monday night. The event, hosted by the GW College Democrats, was sold out. During the speech, Plouffe gave the audience an inside look at Barack Obama […]

University promotes safety at event in University Yard

More than a dozen safety organizations shared information about everyday safety risks at the Safety Expo in University Yard on Wednesday. Police, fire, paramedics, risk management promoters, web fraud officials, and even pet awareness volunteers gathered at the Safety Expo to demonstrate how each aspect of one’s life carries a discrete risk and how to […]


KSM-Read Between the Lines (Buena Vista Records) Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato, watch out! There are five new Disney starlets on the block, and they go by the name of KSM. The all-girl pop group sings about boy troubles, girl power and all of the adolescent issues in between. If you want something to dance […]

City makes cuts to Georgetown Circulator bus route

The D.C. Circulator, a local bus that costs just a dollar per ride, is cutting its Georgetown services short beginning in October. The District Department of Transportation announced Monday that, beginning Oct. 4, the Circulator will no longer serve Wisconsin Avenue north of M Street in Georgetown. “We regret having to make any cuts in […]

Owed vendors receive payment

The University has paid back $800,000 to more than 200 GWorld vendors after missing ten days of payments at the beginning of September, University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard said this week. Matthew Maurer, director of public relations at BbOne, said all withstanding payments were credited to the vendors’ accounts as of this Monday. BbOne manages the […]

Official plans new research centers

The University’s first vice president for research says he hopes to raise the University’s research profile by starting new research centers in the fields of autism, computational biology, science policy, energy, sustainability and neglected diseases. Vice President for Research Dr. Leo Chalupa, who started at GW last April, said he has created committees of faculty […]