October 24, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 21

Stories from the October 24, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

SA debates doubling student fee

The Student Association announced a plan last week to double the student fee to the SA in a move members said would directly benefit student organization funding. But some SA officials said the move is too drastic. Last week SA President Audai Shakour, a senior, initially proposed raising the student fee from $1 per credit […]

Some UPD officers are also GW students

The University Police Department employs several GW graduate students who want to get a taste of law enforcement while pursuing their master’s degrees. Students take on jobs at UPD for a variety of reasons, including job experience or just to make a living. Working for UPD can be a particularly attractive option for students studying […]

Declining male enrollment could have long-term effects

GW, which has a freshman class that is 43 percent male, is one of a growing number of schools experiencing a decline in male enrollment – a trend that one study says could result in a smaller skilled labor force and an overall reduction in economic growth. For the last five years, the number of […]

Student charged with assault placed under home arrest

A GW student was released from D.C. custody and placed under home detention after allegedly striking and kicking another student in the face and body earlier this month. Junior Chad Dauman, a transfer student from the State University of New York-Albany, was released Wednesday to his father following his hearing at the D.C. Superior Court, […]


Because of incorrect information provided to The Hatchet, the SA brief “Shakour aide sued for not fully releasing financial documents” (Oct. 20, p. 2) incorrectly characterized the plaintiff of a 1997 Student Court lawsuit. The plaintiff was the editor of the now-defunct Independence Magazine, not a Hatchet reporter. A photo caption accompanying the article “The […]

University close to getting suspended funding back at Virginia crash center

In light of GW’s efforts to strengthen internal oversight controls at its National Crash Analysis Center in Virginia and revise its policies for federal grants, the Department of Transportation’s inspector general has recommended that the Federal Highway Administration reinstate its financial agreement with the crash center. The University will push to renew federal funding for […]

WEB EXTRA: Varsity roundup

M. Soccer The Northeast was not kind to GW this weekend, as the Colonials tied Rhode Island and lost to Massachusetts. The Rams’ Jeffery Gonsalves scored the only goal of the game in the 71st minute. Juniors Arturo Pedroso and sophomore Abimbola Pedro had two shots each. Sophomore Greg Yahr had three saves in net […]

GW to hire additional adviser to monitor top officals’ spending

The University will hire an additional financial adviser to monitor top University officials’ spending, said Charles Manatt, chairman of GW’s Board of Trustees, at its first meeting of the academic year on Friday. While the move is not a direct response to former American University President Ben Ladner’s alleged frivolous spending that resulted in his […]