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.

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 […]

Student Health Services to offer free HIV testing

Student Association President Lamar Thorpe announced Tuesday night that the University would begin offering free HIV testing through Student Health Services, an initiative many students in the SA have been pursuing over the last three years. “We must collaborate to protect the sexual and physical health of GW students,” said Thorpe, a senior, in his […]

Letters to the Editor

There’s something happening at Mount Vernon We are writing in response to the article, “Welcome Week kicks off year” (Sept. 11, p. 6). While we appreciated The Hatchet’s overall coverage of Welcome Week, we were disappointed that the reporting did not extend beyond events that were held on the Foggy Bottom Campus. Welcome Week at […]