September 14, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 8

Stories from the September 14, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Fenty mows down Cropp

In a tent on Florida Avenue in Northwest D.C., a few hundred Adrian Fenty volunteers clad in white and green – his campaign colors – erupted in applause when he took the stage Tuesday night. D.C. Councilmember Adrian Fenty had defeated Council Chairman Linda Cropp in an upset victory for mayor in D.C.’s Democratic primary. […]

University buys ambulance

After years of lobbying the University, EMeRG may finally have an ambulance. University Police Department Chief Dolores Stafford said they purchased a used ambulance at a “reasonable price” and hopes the University will support EMeRG’s use of it. She did not say when the ambulance was purchased or for how much money. “It is certainly […]

Staff Editorial: Reconsider early admission

In a high-profile move in the world of higher education, Harvard University announced Monday that it would end its early admissions program. Though GW is a considerably different academic institution than the Ivy League college, our University should take this opportunity to consider the merits, and perhaps disadvantages, of its early admission program. As with […]

Nurses sue hospital for overbilling Medicare

A group of four former anesthesiology nurses at GW Hospital sued the University for overbilling the federal government in Medicare charges. The nurses alleged that the hospital overcharged at least $100 million by assessing physician rates for procedures performed by nurses or residents in training, said Alan Grayson, the group’s attorney. They initially filed a […]

SA Notes

Thorpe’s VPs confirmed in first Senate meeting of the year Student Association President Lamar Thorpe announced a new age of SA cooperation in his annual State of the SA Address in front of a full house on the fourth floor of the Marvin Center Tuesday night. Referring to the SA’s image of being plagued by […]

Sam Salkin: Where’s the love?

Everyone has terrible days – days during which you feel like you stink and have nothing going for you. When I’m having one of those days, I have a simple solution: I take a stroll over to 2025 F St., known to your average Colonial as Package Services. Package Services you ask? Wouldn’t the long […]

For some, extra classes isn’t overbooking

Senior Katie Sagal has completed 18 credit hours each semester since her freshman year. That’s three credits – or one traditional class – more than what is required to achieve full-time student status. “I’ve always wanted to be a dorky over-achiever,” Sagal said. With the payment of fulltime tuition, undergraduate students can take up to […]

Greek Briefs

Pi Kappa Phi fraternity raises about $700 for charity The Pi Kappa Phi fraternity raised about $700 for its national philanthropy Push America at its second annual Pie-a-Pi-Kapp event that took place yesterday in Kogan Plaza. Pies were sold for $3 and participants were allowed to throw their pies at the fraternity members from a […]

Mark Ferguson: Welcome to the home of one-upsmanship

As fall approaches, GW will once again be split down the middle … twice. The greatest rivalry in sports plays out on the baseball field while an even bigger rivalry plays out in politics. Whether you’re a Democratic Yankees fan or a Republican Red Sox fan, it’s certain you’ll be hugging and celebrating the walk-off […]

Student arrested for assaulting woman by Washington Circle

A GW student was arrested Monday night for allegedly assaulting a 35-year-old woman at 12:12 a.m., according to the University Police Department. Both UPD and Metropolitan Police reports state that a male student ran up to the woman near the GW Hospital on Washington Circle and tackled her to the ground. The student then fled […]