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.

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. […]

Protesters flood D.C.

Start the slideshow! Tens of thousands of demonstrators swarmed the city over the weekend to speak out against both the war in Iraq and the biannual International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings. The anti-war protest, which took place on the Ellipse Saturday, was reportedly the largest demonstration in the nation’s capital since the conflict […]

Panel debates Iraq

While anti-war protesters were filtering out of downtown D.C. Saturday night, GW hosted a roundtable discussing both sides of the Iraq war. Eight panelists, including representatives from anti-war organizations, conservative groups and even a representative from the political action committee of fringe presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche, sought to explain their views about the controversial subjects. […]

Students not utilizing Lisner

While Lisner Auditorium directors make an effort to market events to the GW community, most events are attended primarily by District residents, not students. High prices and scheduling dilemmas have prevented GW’s student theater organizations from using the University’s most prominent and largest theater, leaving students questioning the role of Lisner. While Lisner attempts to […]

St. Mary’s Court hosts brunch to fundraise for community

A local senior living facility hosted its annual fundraiser Sunday to raise money to create better programs for its Foggy Bottom residents. All of the proceeds from the fundraiser, which featured a brunch, silent auction and raffle, will aid activities and programs for residents of St. Mary’s Court, a nonprofit living facility located at 24th […]