September 9, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 8

Stories from the September 9, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Suspect in iPhone robbery arrested

The man arrested near Lisner Auditorium Monday evening is a suspect in a nearby snatch of an Apple iPhone, according to police reports. According to a Metropolitan Police Department report, two women reported they were walking on the 900 block of 23rd St. around 7:40 p.m., when two suspects came up behind them and snatched […]

Safe Streets Arts Foundation encourages creativity, talent from all walks of life

Ex-prisoners and police officers joined together for the Safe Streets Arts Foundation’s annual “From Prison to the Stage” performance as part of the Kennedy Center’s ninth Page-to-Stage exhibition of D.C.-based theater companies Sept. 4, proving art can unify even the most natural of enemies. The show juxtaposed musical selections by the Prince George’s County Police […]

Staff Editorial: Serving on September 11

As the nation marks the ninth anniversary of Sept. 11, GW students, especially freshmen, can commemorate the day by participating in acts of community service. The second Freshman Day of Service provides new Colonials with the opportunity to give back, and freshmen should take this chance to participate and contribute to this notable effort. During […]

Bradley Dlatt: Funds and benefits outweigh the price of SEC

Colleges and universities are largely driven by competition. Every school strives to attract better applicants and ensure the continued value of that university’s degree. In the increasingly competitive fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, many universities across the country are entering the battle with guns blazing to attract federal funds, the best professors and […]

Staff Editorial: Immaturity in Ivory Tower

Walking through Ivory Tower on a Saturday night is starting to feel like visiting a condemned building. The halls are covered in white dust from the gaping holes left where ceiling tiles formerly stood. Bulletin boards have been ripped from their hooks. Trash litters the stairways, carpets and elevators. According to GW’s University Police Department, […]

University monitors Vern Express traffic

Despite the population growth on the Mount Vernon Campus, the Vern Express is still running the same number of shuttles to and from the Foggy Bottom Campus as last year. University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard said up to 12 buses may be operating during peak hours even with the opening of GW’s newest residence, West Hall. […]

Donald Parsons: GW needs to reconsider expensive new center

Though few have read it, including apparently some top administrators, the University’s “Strategic Plan for Academic Excellence” is often held to be a guiding star for all University activity. If one regularly reads the output of Rice Hall, one might imagine that no leaf falls in Foggy Bottom that was not preordained by the Strategic […]

Lady Gaga asks fans to love themselves

“I’m not just gonna prance around in a bra and underwear and not stand for something,” pop phenomenon Lady Gaga said mid-ballad Tuesday night at the Verizon Center. Her declaration came shortly after telling fans, “You can change the world if you want to,” setting the tone for her eye-catching, fire-filled show. Performing fan favorites […]

University upgrades TV services in residence halls

Students living in GW residence halls will have more entertainment options this year, as the Division of Information Technology partnered with RCN over the summer to upgrade the University’s television service from analog to digital. A digital converter box providing basic digital TV service was installed in each residence hall room beginning in May. Students […]

Jukebox the Ghost returns to GW

Jukebox the Ghost turned Kogan Plaza’s gazebo into a stage Tuesday, when they played an acoustic show to celebrate the release of their second album, “Everything Under the Sun.” Fresh off their Sept. 1 performance on “The Late Show with David Letterman”, the GW alumni band drew a solid crowd of students, local families and […]