April 7, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 55

Stories from the April 7, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

New research procedures upset faculty

Some faculty researchers are livid with administrators over new mandatory training on fiscal responsibility and ethics. A March 29 e-mail from Carol Sigelman, associate vice president for Research and Graduate Studies, informed faculty members that principle investigators must now take 90-minute training sessions. Principle investigators are the professors responsible for carrying out a research project […]

An ode to ‘God’s most pathetic creatures’

“Fever Pitch” probably won’t please many Red Sox diehards, but is that really possible anyway? Bostonians are never happy. We take what is said about our team and our fans personally. Which is why if you’re a Sox fan, I suggest taking a few deep breaths if you choose to see this movie. You will […]

University to put off salary increases

Most University employees will not receive their yearly pay raise next year if the Board of Trustees approves a switch to an 18-month salary hike cycle. The move, expected to be confirmed by the Board in May, will affect almost all University employees, from janitors to University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg. The pay of some […]

Crew preps for GW Invitational

Teams from across the country will gather on the Potomac River for the 18th annual GW Invitational Crew Classic on Saturday. The event, hosted by the Colonials, is the largest collegiate rowing competition in the D.C. area. Held during the 2005 National Cherry Blossom Festival, the GW Invitational attracts many spectators out enjoying the annual […]

Students produce WB public affairs TV program

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – The Sunday morning political talk show has been a tradition for network television since the technology first made its appearance in American living rooms. Yet one such show broadcasting out of Washington is adding a new spin to an old staple. The weekly public affairs show “WB Now,” aired on the Washington […]

SMPA considers Kalb

Former CBS and NBC correspondent and current host of The Kalb Report Marvin Kalb is one of two candidates being considered to take over the School of Media and Public Affairs. The SMPA’s top post still remains vacant as GW approaches the end of the academic year. The prolonged search for a new dean has […]

Pharmacists refuse to fill birth control prescriptions

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Increasingly, women across the country are finding it more difficult to fill prescriptions for birth control pills and emergency contraceptives. Pharmacists citing religious and moral opposition to the medications are refusing to fill prescriptions. Though a national debate, the issue over pharmacists’ rights is quickly reaching college campuses. “Contraception is a basic […]

Graduate programs look toward liberal arts focus

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Columbia University’s top-rated graduate school of journalism announced the creation of a new master of arts program in late March for veteran journalists to refine their knowledge in a chosen discipline — science, politics, economics and business. The announcement breathed new life into a three-year-old debate started by the university’s president that, […]

Students discuss living wills in light of Schiavo case

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Terri Schiavo died last Thursday, ending a long contested personal and political battle over her right to die. The feeding tube was removed almost two weeks earlier from the 41-year-old woman, who had spent 15 years in a vegetative state. The legal battle between her husband, Michael, and her parents was put […]

Colleges confront identity theft

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Applying for a loan online; buying textbooks at the campus bookstore; checking your grades on the Internet. What may seem like everyday tasks for a typical college student could also provide easy access for someone to steal your identity. Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America, with 900,000 new victims […]