Becky Reeves

Metro police make prostitution arrest

Metropolitan Police Department officers arrested a female subject Wednesday for allegedly soliciting prostitution at the nearby Melrose Hotel. Officers from the MPD Narcotics and Special Investigations Unit responded to a listing by a female subject soliciting prostitution, according to police documents. On April 13, an undercover officer agreed to meet with the subject in room […]

Becky Reeves: A rocky road worth traveling

Each year, graduating editors are given 30 final column inches – “30” was historically used to signify the end of a story – to reflect on their time at The Hatchet, published in the final issues of the year. My start at The Hatchet was nothing short of rocky. It was my sophomore year, and […]

Feces found on sixth floor of Gelman Library

Gelman Library staff reported two separate instances of defecation on the floor of the library’s 6th floor men’s restroom Monday to the University Police Department. UPD Chief Kevin Hay said these are the only two reported instances of defecation at Gelman this year. Last April, The Hatchet reported an uptick in lewd activities in University […]

Judaic Studies department overhauls curriculum

The Judaic Studies Program is adding an array of interdisciplinary classes to its course offerings in hopes of boosting enrollment in the department. Jenna Weissman Joselit, the department’s director, said the University is adding new classes in subjects like theater, economics and archaeology to attract students who have traditionally shied away from the religion-based department. […]

Thousands submit GW applications early

Nearly 3,000 students have already submitted applications for the GW Class of 2015, echoing a nationwide trend of increasingly early submissions for students eager to get a leg up in the exceedingly competitive college admissions cycle, a senior administrator in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions confirmed last week. GW’s Early Decision application is still two […]

Dorm to be demolished for new law building

The residence hall at 2034 G Street is the third student-housing structure scheduled to be demolished for construction on a parking garage and a law school building, a University administrator confirmed last week. Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz said last week the University has submitted plans for the parking garage to the D.C. […]

Health care act extends coverage

One of the provisions of the Obama administration’s historic health care bill will allow young people to stay on their parents’ health insurance plan until the age of 26, a provision a GW professor and health care policy expert says will greatly affect college-aged students. Currently, young people are not able to receive health care […]

SHS sees dramatic decrease in flu cases

The Student Health Service reported seeing just eight cases of influenza-like illness since the beginning of 2010, compared to a full 800 cases last semester, a University administrator said this week. Influenza-like illnesses have dropped dramatically this semester, said Dr. Isabel Goldenberg, director of SHS. Goldenberg, who has worked at SHS for more than 25 […]

GW Expat: No studying in study abroad

It’s interesting that ‘study abroad’ includes the word ‘study.’ Since I’ve come to Buenos Aires, Argentina, studying has been the last thing on my mind. In fact, I purposely chose an easy schedule to ensure that studying would be on the back burner during my time here. And yet, never have I gained so much […]

Professor to chair National Intelligence Council

A prominent Elliott School professor has been selected to be the next Chairman of the National Intelligence Council, Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair announced in May. Christopher Kojm, a professor who teaches courses on U.S. foreign policy, will leave GW to accept the job as chairman of the NIC – a position designed to […]