November 6, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 23

Stories from the November 6, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

The Pulse: Gauging GW’s reactions to today’s issues

Last week, former GW student Jordan Nott settled with the University. Nott was suspended and barred from campus two years ago under the school’s endangering behavior policy after he went to the University Counseling Center to seek help for depression and suicidal thoughts. The Pulse asked students whether the University was justified in suspending and […]

Letters to the Editor

Neighbors should support dorm The Foggy Bottom/West End ANC has been complaining about GW housing for years, pushing for more students to be housed on campus. Yet now that GW has a joint proposal with the School Without Walls to develop an on-campus dorm on F Street, the University’s neighbors are against it. What is […]

What’s the deal with… the blasting heat in dorms

With the changing of the seasons, so too comes the change from air conditioning to heating in residence halls. Although the weather may fluctuate, prompting students to want their air conditioning back, administrators say the intricate changeover isn’t quite so simple. GW Facilities Management studies the 10-day coming weather predictions in October for the transition […]

GW’s fixed-tuition assurance does not add up

When GW administrators instituted a fixed-tuition plan in 2004, part of their reasoning included the assurance that as other schools perennially increase tuition, GW’s higher initial costs would average out in comparison to those schools. By comparing the tuition prices at some of GW’s “market basket” schools, it’s not clear that this added benefit of […]

Officials get out of the office: administrators teaching classes

On the first day of racquetball class, sophomore Daniel Pollock did not realize that his instructor already knew his mother. But Rodney Johnson, the director of Parent Services, never misses the ball – on the court or in his office. “It’s not embarrassing,” said Pollock of his mother’s conversations and familiarity with Johnson. “He’s a […]

Engineering, education graduate programs under review

Commissions will examine the state and future development of two graduate programs after they failed to make enough revenue to cover their costs, a University official said. The commissions will examine the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Graduate School of Education and Human Development. They will begin meeting this month and are […]

A telling tune-up

The lone senior on the GW women’s basketball team, guard Kenan Cole, may occasionally get overlooked with Atlantic 10 preseason first-team members Kim Beck and Sarah-Jo Lawrence in the same backcourt. But last year’s Academic Excellence Award recipient made her presence known with a team-leading 23 points and 8 rebounds in Friday’s 70-63 preseason win […]

Empire apartment fires raise concerns among residents

Empire apartment residents say they are concerned about two fires that have occurred in the past six months, but building management said the building is in compliance with fire codes. The first fire on May 1 filled the building with smoke because of flooding near basement electrical panels. The Hatchet previously reported that alarms did […]

Pep rally set for Wednesday

Spirit of the Night, the replacement for Colonials Invasion, will be Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Kogan Plaza. Byron Kerr, the WTWP announcer, will emcee the event, which will include appearances by the GW men’s and women’s basketball teams. Joe McKeown and Karl Hobbs, head basketball coaches, will appear along with the GW mascots. The […]