October 3, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 15

Stories from the October 3, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Corrections

The author of “More than just ‘Violence’” (Sept. 29, p. 10) is Matthew Monaco, not Matthew Morrisson. In the Sept. 26 article about a CLLC database, The Hatchet wrote that it began questioning CLLC on Sept. 13. The reporter actually began questioning CLLC on Sept. 16. In a Sept. 29 article about “The Kalb Report,” […]

Sigma Chi returning to campus

The Interfraternity Council announced Sunday that Sigma Chi will be invited to create a colony on campus, increasing the number of fraternities on campus from 12 to 13. After a yearlong process of advertising an opening in GW’s Greek life to more than 30 national fraternities, in the last month GW invited five national fraternities […]

UCC to offer depression screening Thursday

Students and employees will have the opportunity to talk to University Counseling Center staff about the warning signs of depression Thursday afternoon in the Marvin Center, from noon to 2 p.m. The event, part of National Depression Screening Day, is co-sponsored by the Epsilon Sigma Alpha sorority. Screenings will take place on the first floor […]

Everybody’s family at the Gallery

Paul Park always takes care of his family. For him, it only seemed natural to hire his “mom’s cousin’s brother-in-law” as the manager of Gallery Salad Bar and Grill in the Ivory Tower basement. Most of Park’s employees are fellow South Koreans, and many are considered family, including his younger brother, a distant relative and […]

GW receives $74,000 government suicide prevention grant

The University will increase its suicide prevention efforts after receiving a $74,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services. GW will focus on a student outreach initiative and train community facilitators to recognize suicidal symptoms. GW is one of 22 schools nationwide to receive a Campus Suicide Prevention Grant from the Substance Abuse […]

Sen. Allen addresses CRs, stays silent on Delay

Despite a cloud of scandal surrounding the GOP and one of its most ascendant figures, Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) delivered a positive message during a speech to College Republicans on Capitol Hill Thursday. While he side-stepped questions on the recent indictment of House Majority Leader Tom Delay (R-Texas), who was forced to temporarily step down […]

Katrina aid would benefit online students

A new bill meant to ease the burden of New Orleans-area college students displaced by Hurricane Katrina is drawing controversy from some within higher education. In response to the destruction caused by Katrina, Sen. Michael Enzi, R-Wyo., introduced the Hurricane Katrina Education Relief Act two weeks ago to provide immediate relief to schools in Louisiana, […]

AIDS walk raises $127,000 less than last year

The 19th annual AIDS Walk Washington, held downtown on Saturday, raised $127,000 less than it did last year, a decline organizers attributed to the amount of money being donated to Hurricane Katrina relief. More than 10 student organizations represented GW at the five-kilometer walk, which brought at least 3,350 people to Freedom Plaza at 12th […]

Education Dept. to simplify college financial aid

The government has big, new plans for postsecondary education. U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings announced the launch of a federal higher education commission during a speech at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on September 19. The commission, she said, will develop strategies to inform the public about new efforts being made to […]

Adjunct quits quits mid-semester over pay

After working for seven years at GW, part-time professor Thomas O’Keefe quit teaching this semester because of the administration’s refusal to give him a pay raise during the past five years, he said. On Sept. 26, O’Keefe informed his students via e-mail that he would no longer be teaching his course because “unfortunately the GWU […]