September 15, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 10

Stories from the September 15, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Crime Log

Liquor Law Violation 9/11 – Thurston Hall – 2:35 a.m. – case closed University Police officers responded to a call about a sick male in the residence hall. After they discovered that he had consumed too much alcohol, a D.C. ambulance arrived and transported him to GW Hospital. Referred to Student Judicial Services 9/11 – […]

Dean rescues father, counseling center offers help

Dean of Students Linda Donnels left Washington. Sept. 3 in a wheelchair-accommodating car on a mission: to make the 1,100-mile trek to Gentilly, La., and rescue her 87-year-old father from the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast. “I knew where my father was and hoped he wouldn’t be moved,” Donnels said in an interview Wednesday in her Rice […]

After Katrina, Online Social Networks Reach Displaced Students

A few days had passed since Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Louisiana coastline, and juniors Alana Kuhn and David Manchester were getting worried. Ronald Harper, a friend whom they met at an internship, was at Louisiana State University when the storm struck, and he wasn’t answering his cell phone. Kuhn and Manchester sent Harper repeated e-mails […]

Judd appears at Georgetown shoe store

Almost 50 people crowded into Georgetown’s ALDO shoe store Wednesday to catch a glimpse of actress Ashley Judd and “American Idol” finalist Kimberly Locke, who stopped by the store to promote AIDS awareness. Judd and Locke sat behind the store’s counter to sign autographs for fans who purchased $5 “empowerment” dog tags, the proceeds of […]

Not a bad commute

Nervous about having a community facilitator living on your floor? Try having an administrator, dean or professor for a neighbor instead. GW houses at least six staff and faculty members in student residence halls in Foggy Bottom and on the Mount Vernon Campus. Most GW staff who live on campus said it’s a perk to […]

Smoking ban takes effect

While students are no longerable to smoke in dorms due to a mandatory ban of the practice this year, organizers of the ban and University officials said it is necessary despite the inconvenience it may cause to student smokers. After being initially criticized for instituting the ban without student input last January, the ban’s organizers, […]

Student bites cop

A female student was arrested after reportedly biting a University Police officer who approached her while she was intoxicated in the lobby of Ivory Tower early Friday. UPD Chief Dolores Stafford said that, according to a police report, the student bit one of the UPD officers in the arm while he was trying to sit […]

Univ. unsure of new SAT

University officials hailed the class of 2009 as the most “academically prepared” in GW’s history, but a new Scholastic Achievement Test, may make it harder for administrators to judge the merits of next year’s incoming freshmen. The new SAT complete with an essay-writing section, Algebra II math questions and more critical reading passages, was introduced […]

Special CI to introduce displaced to Washington

GW will welcome transfer students from New Orleans universities at a special Colonial Inauguration Thursday, in an effort to introduce students to their temporary home in D.C. The program, which will run from noon to 7:30 p.m. in the Marvin Center’s Hippodrome, will focus on providing new students with information they’ll need during their stay […]

Letters to the Editor about dismissal of sex professor

Not surprised As a former student of Prof. Schaffer, I was appalled to read that he was let go (“Controversial sex professor gets the boot,” Sept 12, p. 1), but I can’t say I wasn’t surprised. I’m actually a bit surprised it hadn’t happened earlier. The class certainly opened itself up to this kind of […]