Marissa Levy

Marissa Levy: The end of the world as we know it

It’s been no secret around The Hatchet office that I didn’t want to write my 30 piece. I’ve been complaining for a week, and I put off writing this thing until the very last minute. Tell me I’m lazy, tell me I’m the queen of procrastination. But don’t tell me it’s time to say goodbye. […]

Weekly check up: Testicular Cancer

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the names Lance Armstrong, Tom Green and Scott Hamilton? It might not be testicular cancer, but for prevention’s sake, it should be. Armstrong, a Tour de France winning cyclist; Green, a celebrity comedian; and Hamilton, an Olympic medal-winning figure skater, are all survivors of […]

Weekly check up: Using diet pills

With late-night pizza and Hell Well packed at all hours of the day, it can be hard for college students to lose weight at school. Though diet pills may seem like an easy method to melt the pounds away, something so miraculous is usually too good to be true. “It’s a quick-fix thing. People feel […]

What’s the deal with… Colonial Caucus?

If students thought going away to college was their best bet of getting out of jury duty, think again. GW’s Colonial Caucus wants to make them fulfill the often-dreaded civic responsibility. All students living in University residence halls are subject to serve on the mock-jury panel at least once during their time at GW. The […]

SMPA shifts director search, now looking for someone with news experience

The School of Media and Public Affairs has shifted direction in its search for a permanent director, and is now looking for candidates with practical work experience in the news media field. SMPA no longer requires candidates to have a doctorate degree to be eligible to apply for the director position, said professor Steve Roberts, […]

GW offers incentives for studying abroad in fall

Beginning next fall, a new living and learning community will offer students guaranteed housing, priority registration and $1,000 tuition grants to students studying abroad during the fall semester. About 625 students typically study abroad in the spring, while a little more than 250 students choose to go abroad in the fall. Senior Vice President for […]

GW one of five finalists for Semester at Sea sponsorship

Six representatives from the Semester at Sea program came to campus Thursday to discuss GW’s potential affiliation with the ocean-bound study abroad program. University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and several other administrators sat down with the members of the Institute for Shipboard Education, which runs Semester at Sea, to address the program’s academic, financial and […]

Ex-sex professor says GW let him go due to class academic standards

Former human sexuality professor Michael Schaffer, who met with University officials Monday, said they told him he was dismissed because his course wasn’t “academically rigorous” enough for University standards. Schaffer said Ruth Katz, dean of the School of Public Health and Health Services, told him school officials decided that his syllabus didn’t meet the academic […]

WEB UPDATE: Ex-sex professor says GW let him go because of academic standards of class

Posted Tuesday, Oct. 4, 12:47 a.m. Former human sexuality professor Michael Schaffer, who met with University officials Monday, said they told him he was dismissed because his course wasn’t “academically rigorous” enough for University standards. Schaffer said Ruth Katz, dean of the School of Public Health and Health Services, told him school officials decided that […]

University agrees to meet with sex professor

Former human sexuality part-time professor Michael Schaffer, who was accused by a former student of sexual harassment, is scheduled to meet with University officials next week, when he will push them to fully disclose the reasons why his contract was not renewed. Schaffer said he believes a threatening spring 2005 student evaluation may have led […]