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.

Up to 100,000 meet celebrity authors on Mall

As the sounds of anti-war activists rose in the background, more than 90 authors spoke to adults and children Saturday at the National Book Festival – just a few hundred yards away from protests. Organizers said nearly 100,000 people attended the festival and heard from well-known authors such as Thomas Friedman, David McCollough, John Irving […]


Monday Graduate and professional school fair A two-day fair to meet with representatives from more than 300 graduate and professional schools. Law schools will not be represented this day. 3 to 7:30 p.m. Smith Center Sponsored by the Career Center Staying Safe in D.C. program Metropolitan Police Officer Brett Parson, who works in the gay […]

GW Briefs

Hatchet editor up for national award Hatchet senior editor Will Dempster is one of six finalists for the Associated Collegiate Press’ editorial of the year award. Dempster was nominated for an October 2004 column that questioned the manner in which the University handled an off-court incident involving members of the GW men’s basketball team. The […]

Editorial: Make foreign language a priority

At a university in the heart of the diplomatic world, a robust and efficient foreign language program must complement the already prestigious political science and international affairs curriculum available to GW students. The proliferation of part-time faculty within foreign language departments and the dearth of class sections available foster a perception of an insufficient foreign […]

Kip Lornell and Jim Levy: Lehman’s mistakes

Last semester the National Labor Relations Board certified that SEIU Local 500 won the election to bargain collectively on behalf of the University’s approximately 1,200 part-time faculty. Now the University refuses to bargain with us because, as Vice President Donald Lehman contends in a September 1, 2005 letter addressed to the part-time faculty, “The University […]

Rose Murray: Add a voting student trustee

There is a polarizing movement at The George Washington University to have a student representative on the Board of Trustees. For the most part, the divide is between concerned students and aloof administrators. The current University policy is to allow the Student Association president limited speaking time at a closed-door (not open to the public […]

Letters to the Editor

Student Accounts inconsistency A few days ago I noticed that I still owed the University tuition. I logged onto GWeb to investigate and discovered a charge for more than $500 for dropping a class. I had dropped a class, but it was replaced immediately after I dropped the course. I called Student Accounts to find […]

Quick View: CFs by the numbers

Students this year are learning to adapt to the impact of the increased numbers of community facilitators living in upperclassman residence halls. While the costs imposed on privacy, freedom and personal responsibility cannot be measured, the baseline dollar impact of the CF increase is quantifiable. 111 community facilitators, including 44 additional CFs this year, with […]