September 26, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 13

Stories from the September 26, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

It ain’t long island: From 90210

Forget the first 10 people you met at GW – not everyone is from Long Island. Or New Jersey, for that matter. Or even Pennsylvania. Though many times you may hear students asking one another “Nassau or Suffolk County?” GW really does attract students from interesting locales all over the country and the globe. Meet […]

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 […]

GW swept in Ohio

When the GW volleyball team was playing their difficult early season schedule, coach Jojit Coronel said the fierce competition would help them gear up for Atlantic 10 league play. With only four wins going into their first conference road trip to Ohio, the Colonials inconsistent play showed as they dropped matches to Xavier and Dayton […]

Students question long lines at package center

When senior Christine Screnci went to pick up her package from the student parcel depot on F Street earlier this month, she couldn’t believe her eyes. In her three years at GW, Screnci said she’s never seen such long lines at the package center. “The line was out the door, on the sidewalk lined along […]

CLLC stops tracking students’ mood swings

The University put an end last week to community facilitators’ ability to access an active log of students’ behavior that one CF called “big brotherish.” The directory, run by the Community Living and Learning Center, is used to record all “meaningful interactions” with residents, said a CF, who requested anonymity. A former CF said the […]

GW, SA working to build cancer center

A united front of University officials and Student Association President Audai Shakour is working to support the construction of a state-of-the-art cancer research center on campus. Upon city approval, the University plans to redevelop Lot 39, just west of the GW Hospital at 2300 K St., where the Warwick building stands. The facility would house […]

Lack of professors plagues foreign language department

Due to a short supply of professors and a limited number of class sections in GW’s romance, Slavic and German languages department, many students will be forced to wait until next semester to fulfill their language requirements and electives. Gregory Ludlow, chair of the department of romance, Slavic and German languages and literature, said his […]

Alumnus leads Katrina relief effort

GW officials have confidence that Coast Guard Vice Adm. Thad Allen, the alumnus who has been named the head of the government’s response and recovery efforts to Hurricane Katrina, will be able to effectively lead the relief efforts along the Gulf Coast. Allen relieves former Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Michael Brown, who resigned from […]

University to improve residence halls’ common areas

GW spent $3 million on renovating residence halls and updating fire and life safety equipment over the summer, and it has allocated an additional $1.5 million for improving common areas in GW’s oldest and largest dorms. The renovations come largely as a result of a Student Association initiative called the Residence Hall Renewal project, which […]

Other schools split on GW’s sibling discount program

Junior twins Stefanie and Katie Garry pay a total of $16,165 to cover both of their tuitions each year at GW because of a grant the University offers to families with more than one enrolled child. The GW Family Grant, established in 1988, awards half tuition to full-time undergraduate students who have siblings at GW. […]