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.

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 […]

Festival will bring authors to Mall

Nicholas Sparks, Paula Deen, Judy Blume, John Grisham, and James Patterson are just a few of the more than 70 authors that will be on the National Mall this Saturday, Sept. 26, for the ninth annual National Book Festival. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will serve as honorary chairs of the event, […]

Men’s soccer falls to Virginia in OT

Entering Tuesday’s trip to play at No. 11/13 Virginia (NSCAA/Soccer America), redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Erik Haug had 13 minutes and three seconds of collegiate game time under his belt, all coming at the end of a lopsided win over the University of D.C. two weeks before. Less than a half hour into the game against […]

Vendor makes Metro stop his office

The Foggy Bottom Metro stop is a place most people pass through to get from one place to another. But for the past three years, it has been Willy Henderson’s office. Henderson, 56, sells flowers outside the Metro during the evening rush. While his unconventional workplace has a few disadvantages in inclement weather, he says […]

At SMPA, Mondale talks politics

Former Vice President Walter Mondale discussed his long career and criticized the sharp partisanship of today politics at a sold-out Jack Morton auditorium Wednesday night. In a discussion held with School of Media and Public Affairs Director Frank Sesno as part of his 2009-10 Public Affairs Project Conversation Series, Mondale talked about the changes Washington […]