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.

Snapshot: Pie in the sky

Sophomore Jason Lewis throws a whipped cream pie into the face of junior Marc Abanto during Pie-a-Pi-Kapp, a Pi Kappa Phi charity event in Kogan Plaza Wednesday afternoon benefitting Push America.

University cans free Napster program

Students who want to download free music will be on their own this year. The University ended a contract last May with the file-sharing company Napster that allowed students to set up a subscription and download music files for free. The University had signed two one-year contracts with the file-sharing company and did not renew […]

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 […]