October 14, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 20

Stories from the October 14, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Former professor arrested and charged with embezzlement

A former GW professor was arrested Tuesday and charged with embezzling at least $600,000 in federal funds from the University. Federal officials are accusing Nabih Bedewi, who headed GW’s National Crash Analysis Center until June, of funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars into his private company. He is also suspected of using the money to […]

SA Notes

Senate considers ban on office assitants The Senate will consider legislation Tuesday that would eliminate the Student Association’s work-study office assistants and charge students a copy fee for printing test and syllabi files in the SA office. The bills, which were introduced Tuesday night, have been referred to the Senate’s Rules Committee. The proposed printing […]

Deal could expand Colonial Cash

More off-campus businesses might accept Colonial Cash now that the University has signed a multiyear contract with Blackboard that will provide the technological support needed to expand GWorld operations. The D.C.-based software company, which provides the University with electronic learning services, will manage each partner’s account and will allow more area businesses to team up […]

GW preps for Colonials Weekend

Colonials Weekend organizers anticipate this year’s festivities will draw about 7,000 parents, siblings, friends and alumni to campus. If projections are correct, the 2004 Colonials Weekend will surpass previous year’s attendance figures by several thousand. Headlining Colonials Weekend this year are performances by soul singer Patti LaBelle and comedian Dana Carvey. The three-day event will […]

Jon Stewart to appear on “Crossfire”

Jon Stewart is coming to GW. The anchor of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” will bring his news-mocking monologues to Friday’s edition of CNN’s “Crossfire,” which is filmed in GW’s Jack Morton Auditorium. Heather Clapp-Date, a programming coordinator for GW, confirmed that Stewart would be appearing on the Friday show, which will be attended by […]

Crime Log

Liquor Law Violation 10/10 – Thurston Hall – 1:10 a.m. – case closed Front desk officers called for more backup and EMeRG. when a male student was carried through the front door. A student informed University Police that the male had consumed alcohol for the first time and was having difficulty speaking and standing. As […]

Planned parenthood opens center for lesbians

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – On Sept. 23, a Planned Parenthood center geared specifically toward serving the lesbian community opened in Falls Church, Va. While this was not the first center in the country to offer services to lesbians, it was the first to open with a specific clientele in mind. “There has been a need in […]

Senate cuts organization funding

Student organizations will be getting $13,000 less in allocations this year, according to a final budget passed by the Student Association Senate Tuesday night. After a nearly month-long process that included an audit of all student organizations, an opportunity for groups to protest their funding and an eight-hour special Senate meeting last week, the body’s […]

The student faces of the campaign

While GW’s 10,000 undergraduates are only a small fraction of the 40 million youth voters eligible to cast a ballot this November, they know how to flex their political muscles. Below are the stories of some students who not only promote their political messages at GW but also work on a national level to make […]

Higher Education: The Bush plan vs. The Kerry Plan

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – As the presidential election began heating up in August, thousands of college students across the nation headed back to school, many greatly concerned about large tuition increases — troubling not only for the students, but also for their parents who often foot the bill. For many families, finding a way to pay […]