September 18, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 9

Stories from the September 18, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Facilitate student room changes

Beginning next week, students seeking to switch from their residence hall to another hall must find a willing partner also seeking a room swap. While this new policy may ease the housing staff’s workload, forcing students to facilitate their own housing shift is an unwise policy. Switching rooms is often a harrowing and emotionally difficult […]

University alters room change policy

Next week GW Housing Programs will switch its room change policy to a room swap policy for students who want new housing assignments. Students in the past were able to move out of one housing assignment and into another as long as the second room had an unoccupied bed. Because residence halls are at full […]

Staff Editorial: Searching for an education focus

Congress approved a bill last week providing the public easier access to information about federal academic contracts and grants – including those financed through bill earmarks – through a Web-based search engine. Access to this database will no doubt help America’s scholarly research institutions. The need for such a system, however, underscores a general lack […]

Letter to the Editor

Not such a bad neighborhood I wanted to express my opinion and partial opposition to the “Bar Belle” (Sept. 14, p. 8). I live two blocks north of the bar you reviewed, The Red & The Black (1212 H St., N.E.), and I found the repeated mention that the neighborhood is dangerous to be offensive. […]

Officials promote Campus Plan

University officials defended the 20-year Campus Plan proposal before D.C.’s Zoning Commission Thursday night in the first of four public hearings to advise the commission on their decision to approve or deny the plan. The proposed 20-year plan is intended to replace the current 10-year plan, set to expire in 2009. The Campus Plans are […]

John McCormack: Give students the power of the purse

On October 1, the Student Association will allocate funds to hundreds of student organizations. Shrieks of injustice will fill the Foggy Bottom air, as students curse the SA for doling out insufficient sums. Thus continues the proud GW tradition of squealing about money. Early reports that student organizations across the board will receive cuts in […]

Units stage drill at FB metro

D.C.’s subway authority ran an annual crisis drill Sunday morning to practice police and fire response to an explosion on a train traveling toward Foggy Bottom. A flash-bang grenade and volunteers with mock wounds were used to make the drill as realistic as possible. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority employees at both stations were unaware […]

GW ranked top school for Jewish students: Behind the numbers

Reform Judaism magazine ranked GW the sixth private school in its “top 60 schools Jews choose” rankings earlier this month. This year, Hillel – the national foundation promoting Jewish college life – reported that GW’s student body is 32 percent Jewish, the fourth-highest concentration on a college campus in the country. With the magazine’s ranking […]

Stine Dahlberg: Let us have some space

My last so-called home in Leeds, U.K. had missing floorboards that my crafty housemates and I fixed with duct tape and ripped-up newspaper pages. My European student accommodation before that had a bathroom so small that the shower was actually right above the toilet. Why I would prefer to live in any of these places […]

Students attend hearing

About 40 students wearing buff and blue pins reading “Grow Up, Not Out” – the University’s catchphrase for proposed development – traveled downtown Thursday night to attend a D.C. zoning hearing to support the University’s proposed 20-year Campus Plan. Campaign GW, a group founded by last year’s Student Association administration, bussed the students from campus […]