October 1, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 14

Stories from the October 1, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

At Elliott School, Professor talks relations between India, China

Calling China and India emerging post-colonial empires, Westminster University professor Dr. Dibyesh Anand said the two countries threaten global peace and minorities within their borders Monday at the Elliott School. In an event aimed to answer questions of power and identity, Anand, who teaches international relations in London, said that since China and India have […]

On campus, bike thefts an issue

Sophomore Ben Zack left his yellow, $900 specialized road bike outside Saturday night, locking it to a tree near his Winston House apartment. He looked out his window at about 1:30 a.m. and saw the bike was gone. “Someone ripped the tree [that it was locked to] out of the ground. It was a 15-foot […]

Thurston ceiling issue causes bathroom mess

Web Extra When the girls of Thurston 532 woke up Friday, they were expecting a day of classes followed by a busy weekend with friends. They were not anticipating their room to fall apart in front of them. Freshman Melissa Peters was walking out of the bathroom when she heard a loud crash. Turning around, […]

District Mixtape: Katherine Stratton

Tonic is the go-to spot for a quick bite on campus. One server, Katherine Stratton, told The Hatchet what she listens to while serving up burgers and pizzas to GW students. 1. Back Against the Wall: Cage the Elephant 2. Wonderful Tonight: Eric Clapton 3. Future: Owl City 4. Sexy Sadie: The Beatles 5. Faded: […]

University will receive swine flu vaccine

After months of anticipation, a University administrator announced Tuesday that GW will receive swine flu vaccinations for distribution. Though the vaccine will likely not be available until mid-October, Dr. Isabel Goldenberg, director of the Student Health Service, said GW will administer the vaccinations to GW community members. “The University has registered with the D.C. Department […]

University prepares for alumni weekend

GW will welcome approximately 3,000 former students to campus this weekend with new programming, a handful of class reunions and special-interest events as part of its annual four-day Alumni Weekend. Now in its third year as a separate entity from Colonials Weekend, Alumni Weekend has more than 70 events planned, ranging from campus tours, to […]

Bomb scare highlights response issue

The first e-mail from the University about Tuesday’s bomb scare that closed a large swath of campus reached students more than an hour after Fulbright Hall and the surrounding area were evacuated, and an hour and a half after the suspicious package was first reported. The incident prompted a sizable Metropolitan Police Department response, including […]

Council joins fight over Stevens site

A D.C. councilmember assured Foggy Bottom residents Tuesday that, as long as the neighborhood is opposed to the selection, his committee would block the city’s reported decision to develop apartments at the Stevens Elementary School site. Councilmember Kwame R. Brown, D-At Large, the chair of the Committee on Economic Development, appeared at the Foggy Bottom […]

Freshman talks college for NYT blog

For most high school seniors, the college admissions process is a private struggle to get into that perfect school. For GW freshman Tyler Calder, it was anything but private. Calder’s admissions process was followed and commented on by readers of The New York Times’ Web site as part of a new blog the paper started […]

Staff Editorial: Too high a price

On Monday, at least three Greek-letter organizations were charged more than $10,000 for not filling their townhouses to capacity during the summer. The charges arose from a clause in the leasing contract with the University stipulating that the townhouses must be filled to 95 percent capacity at all times. This week’s conflict highlights not only […]