Hadas Gold

District’s tree grade drops to B-

A local non-profit lowered D.C.’s 2009 tree grade last month from a B to a B-, citing confusion among District agencies about tree policies and lags federally mandated provisions for tree protection and expansion, Casey Trees’ report card is the only independent evaluation of the District’s tree canopy and the only independent tree assessment of […]

Biden reveals Title IX policy changes

Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the Smith Center Tuesday afternoon, announcing a repeal of a Bush-era policy that allowed universities to rely on student surveys to prove they were meeting the gender equality law known as Title IX. The announcement, which also featured remarks from Senior Adviser to the President Valerie Jarrett and Secretary […]

Hadas Gold: An uneven journey, but a great result

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. I was standing in my room two years ago on the second floor of the Sigma […]

National Cherry Blossom Festival begins Saturday

The National Cherry Blossom Festival officially starts this Saturday, with an opening ceremony slated at the National Building Museum that will feature the Ambassador of Japan and Miss D.C. among other performers. The festival is scheduled to last through April 11. An annual two-week event, the festival celebrates the blooming of the cherry trees surrounding […]

Rabbi ousted from GW Hospital holds rally

Web Exclusive Supporters of a GW Hospital rabbi who was fired last summer rallied in her support on Friday in front of the GW Hospital, demanding that Rabbi Tamara Miller be reinstated as the head of spiritual care at the hospital. Miller will soon be filing a wrongful termination complaint, her attorney Lynne Bernabei said […]

University will upgrade cable services in May

The University’s cable service will be upgrading to digital cable starting in May, a spokesperson for Information Systems Services said. Every residence hall suite will be equipped with basic digital cable service from RCN, GW’s current cable provider. The digital service will give students the ability to upgrade their television service and acquire high definition […]

String of robberies reported around campus

Despite increased University Police Department patrols on the west side of campus, a string of robberies occurred in the area the last week, according to city police reports and University Crime Alerts. On Tuesday, junior Peter Shambora had his cell phone stolen around 6 p.m. in an alley near his townhouse between 25th and 26th […]

Long-serving economics professor dies

Former economics professor Robert Dunn died last Thursday evening of an apparent heart attack, chair of the department Robert Phillips said Tuesday. Dunn taught at GW for 41 years, teaching both microeconomics and macroeconomics, as well as international trade and finance at the undergraduate and graduate level. He retired in 2009 and was one of […]

Cheney treated at GW Hospital after heart attack

Former Vice President Dick Cheney was released Wednesday from GW Hospital after suffering a mild heart attack, according to a statement from Cheney’s office. Vice President for External Relations Lorraine Voles said Monday that Vice President for Health Affairs John Williams sent her a note Monday confirming Cheney’s hospitalization. She said she did not know […]

Man charged with threatening University

A former GW employee was arrested last week after he allegedly called a University office and made threats to “kill faculty and students,” according to court documents and a Metropolitan Police Department report. James Ripley Markley Jr., a former mailroom employee who has not worked at the University for several years, was arrested Feb. 15 […]