September 12, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 9

Stories from the September 12, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Lyndsey Wajert: The path to healing

I understand the need for our country to look at Sept. 11 as not only an anniversary, but also as a time to heal and move forward. It seemed that a few months ago, people started saying the 10th anniversary of the attacks would be the anniversary that would end the decade of pain. Are […]

Letters to the editor

The end of the Collegiate Readership Program Every morning since freshman year, I would wake up, go downstairs and grab three newspapers: The New York Times, USA Today and The Washington Post. I would read each newspaper throughout the day, over coffee in the morning or in between classes during lunch. The Collegiate Readership Program […]

Convocation speakers encourage service, tolerance

Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core Eboo Patel urged freshmen to incorporate service into their GW experience at the combined Freshman Convocation and Freshman Day of Service opening ceremony Sunday. Patel, one of President Barack Obama’s advisers on faith, implored the nearly 2,300 students in attendance to embody the values of service for which […]

After attacks, GW’s security transforms

When terror shocked the District and shattered New York City on Sept. 11, the University was forced to piece together a plan of action – one that focused on recovery. “A lot of what needed to be done was symbolic and optical and psychological,” then-University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said. “Since we hadn’t actually been […]

Campus comes together to remember 9/11 victims

As the sun faded on Foggy Bottom, members of the GW community illuminated University Yard during the largest Sept. 11 candlelight vigil on campus since the attack’s first anniversary. More than 1,000 students, faculty and community members commemorated the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, according to estimates from a University spokesperson. The crowd […]

Faculty reflect on how Sept. 11 changed teaching, careers

Just 36 hours after terrorists attacked the U.S., James Feldkamp sat on his balcony overlooking the Chesapeake Bay sipping a cold beer, eating a cold McDonald’s hamburger – his first meal in a day – and thinking the world would never be the same again. As a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, […]

Penn Quarter celebrates District culture

Arts on Foot got people walking. The three-by-two block radius at the center of Penn Quarter was filled with artists, vendors, restaurateurs and D.C. residents looking to enjoy the first sunny day the District has offered all week. People meandered through various food and craft vendors selling everything from handmade jewelry made from discarded nuts […]

Graduate documenting corruption in Rio de Janeiro

Andrew Fishman is taking on corruption in Rio de Janiero, fighting back with Brazilians’ own words. The alumnus created Rio Radar to spark conversation about public security in the South American capital. Fishman aggregates stories told in Portuguese and translates the interviews into English, aiming to be bias-free by seeking individuals with opposing viewpoints. Fishman, […]

Alumni remember running toward burning Pentagon

They just followed the smoke. Pouring out of the Pentagon, the smoke hung on the edge of D.C. on Sept. 11 giving GW students a close-up view of a nation under attack. But Salim Makhlouf and Morgan Pierson needed to be closer. For the two freshmen, the smoke was their compass. It led them to […]