October 31, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 27

Stories from the October 31, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Nursing shortage hits GW

National nursing shortages are hitting the GW hospital hard, exhausting the existing nursing staff and compromising patient care, GW doctors say. John Williams, dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, told University trustees Oct. 18 that the hospital is worried about nurse “burnout” and looking to hire at least 120 new nurses. “There […]

SJT shmoozes with freshmen

More 400 freshmen chatted with President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg on issues ranging from his first kiss to tuition increases Wednesday night in the Hippodrome. The annual “late night with the president” offered freshmen the opportunity to ask Trachtenberg questions and a chance to win a pizza party with the president. Lafayette Hall, which had 47 […]

Two groups perform ‘Rocky’

While most students would think to look outside campus grounds to find women, men and transvestites stripping, the Marvin Center will play host to multiple performances of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” this week, a play that eclectically mixes sex, drugs and rock and roll. Student theater groups Forbidden Planets Productions and Absolute Pleasures Productions […]

Crime Report

Drug Law Violation 10/28 – Francis Scott Key Hall 9:30 p.m. Case closed A UPD officer patrolling the hallway smelled marijuana coming from a room. An administrative search of the room produced marijuana. Referred to SJS 10/25 – New Hall 1:28 a.m. Case closed A UPD officer patrolling the hallway smelled a suspicious odor in […]

Greek briefs

Phi Sigma Sigma makes gift bags The Phi Sigma Sigma sorority took part in “Make A Difference Day” Saturday by putting together toiletry and cosmetic gift bags for women at My Sister’s Place, a shelter for battered women. My Sister’s Place is the sorority’s local philanthropy site. Additionally, on Nov. 8 and 9, the sorority […]

SA Notes

The SA Senate passed more than seven pieces of legislation this week, including a revision of the fiscal bylaw amendments. SA President Phil Robinson sued the legislative branch for overriding his veto of financial legislation two weeks ago. At Tuesday’s meeting, Robinson noted he believed the legislative and executive branches could “turn things around” despite […]

Letters to the editor

Remove barrier As a former study abroad adviser, I fully understand the challenges of keeping on top of the hundreds of study abroad programs that exist – all with varying degrees of academic quality, student support services, safety records, etc. Study abroad offices are frequently understaffed and many institutions view non-affiliated study abroad programs as […]

Rain dampens end of fall golf season

The GW golf team’s season had been getting brighter by the week but ended with heavy rain Tuesday, as the second and final round of the Old Dominion/Seascape Collegiate Tournament was canceled, leaving GW with a 12th place finish in its last tournament of the fall season. After the Colonials shot a 309 in first-round […]

SA forms reveal possible fund misuse

A Student Association expenditure form obtained by The Hatchet and information from sources within the SA raise questions about senior senators who potentially misused student funds last spring. Numerous senior SA officials including President Phil Robinson have declined all comment on the matter following a “gentlemen’s agreement.” An expenditure approval form filed by nine-year Sen. […]

Three nabbed for indecent exposure

University Police barred three individuals from campus for indecent exposure in GW bathrooms last Thursday. The three men, all unaffiliated with the University, exposed themselves to undercover officers in Corcoran Hall and the Marvin Center. UPD runs undercover operations in GW bathrooms periodically, and each time several individuals are detained, University Police officials said. Operations […]