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.

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 […]

WEB UPDATE: Ex-sex professor says GW let him go because of academic standards of class

Posted Tuesday, Oct. 4, 12:47 a.m. Former human sexuality professor Michael Schaffer, who met with University officials Monday, said they told him he was dismissed because his course wasn’t “academically rigorous” enough for University standards. Schaffer said Ruth Katz, dean of the School of Public Health and Health Services, told him school officials decided that […]


Monday Is the U.S. winning the war on terror? Dr. James Robbins of the National Defense University discusses the implications of Sept. 11 and the war in Afghanistan and Iraq 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Marvin Center rm. 310 Sponsored by Students Defending Democracy Tuesday Employer Information Session: CIA Join employers from the Central Intelligence Agency […]

WEB UPDATE: Mall a serious option for Commencement

Posted Wednesday, Oct. 5, 4:20 p.m. University officials said Wednesday that the National Park Service has informed them the Mall area between 4th street and 7th street in front of Capitol Hill would be available for the 2006 Commencement ceremony. National Park Service officials would not comment on the discussions with the University, saying only […]

GW Briefs

Hatchet a finalist for national honor The Associated Collegiate Press named The Hatchet a top finalist for the 2005 newspaper Pacemaker award. The Hatchet joins more than 50 publications from universities around the country vying for the ACP’s top honor. This is the first year The Hatchet is up for the award, which is given […]