April 3, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 53

Stories from the April 3, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

UPD earns elite certification

GW’s University Police Department joined an elite group of less than 1 percent of campus police departments late last month after it received national accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. CALEA is a voluntary accreditation agency that assesses law enforcement agencies across the country at all levels. CALEA Program Manager Steve […]

EMeRG event discusses Homeland security

For 10 years the GW Emergency Medical Response Group has been giving students medical care free of direct charge. Last week the student organization sponsored two events in celebration of its 10-year anniversary and to raise its campus profile. On Friday in 1957 E St., an EMeRG-sponsored event discussed the effectiveness of the Department of […]

Student environmentalists urge car-makers to cut pollution

For most students, Apr. 1 is a day of jokes. But for some environmental activists, it was a chance to raise some important questions. This year, energy conservation advocates have dubbed the date Fossil Fools Day, and they say the joke is on American consumers and corporations at the expense of natural resources. In more […]

Staff Editorial: Vote for Thorpe

The Student Association run-off election presents students with a clear choice between two polar opposite candidates. Morgan Corr represents the so-called SA insider camp while Lamar Thorpe brings some SA experience with a fresh outlook and enthusiasm for student government. It is a choice between a new direction and more of the same. Given the […]

Controversial feminist Paglia addresses honors students

The perceived weakness and disintegration of the American humanities education was the topic of discussion at the biannual honors symposium held Friday night. Camille Paglia – a noted author, university professor of 30 years and controversial orator – spoke to an audience of approximately 90 students, teachers and guests Friday about her concerns with what […]

Staff Editorial: Lasky for EVP

The two candidates left in the executive vice presidential race are competent and committed. Josh Lasky’s experience navigating the University bureaucracy and his grasp of how to pragmatically address student issues, however, separates him substantially from Angela Chang. Lasky was a front-runner for The Hatchet’s initial EVP endorsement. He has all of the characteristics necessary […]

Admissions office says SAT mistakes won’t have major effects

About 150 GW undergraduate applications were affected by the grading problems that plagued nearly 5,000 SAT test-takers this year, but the mistake will have little or no effect on the admissions process, University officials said. Kathryn Napper, director of Undergraduate Admissions at GW, said she received the names of affected students shortly after the College […]

Tim Kaldas: Stop the games with adjunct union

In October 2004 the adjunct faculty voted to form a union affiliated with SEIU 500 and engage in collective bargaining with the University. The vote was certified by the National Labor Relations Board, the federal body meant to oversee and arbitrate disputes surrounding unions and unionization. GW continues to refuse to negotiate with the legally […]

New Verizon antenna set to be built on Funger by late summer

Students using Verizon cell phones next year should have drastically better reception on campus. The University and the cell phone carrier agreed to a contract after seven months of negotiations that will place an antenna atop Funger Hall. The contract was signed last week, and the University expects the new Verizon antenna system to be […]

Susan Goldstein: Don’t forget Mississippi

Ever since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, I have been consumed with thoughts about the well-being of the people who live there. I read about Katrina and saw the news reports, but to see the situation first-hand, six months later, you wouldn’t believe that so many people’s lives are not even close to being […]