March 5, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 46

Stories from the March 5, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.


The Hatchet mistakenly reported in “Soldiers’ families speak out” (March 1, p. 1) that the panel discussion at Hillel took place Tuesday night. The event was Monday night.

With increased tuition, University reduces merit-based aid

The University is readying to change its scholarship structure next year when more students will be receiving need-based financial aid and less money will be available for merit-based scholarships. The shift comes on the heels of a much-publicized increase in tuition that makes GW the first school with a total cost of attendance of more […]

UPD to change Mitchell Fire alarms

In response to the large number of false fire alarms in Mitchell Hall, the University Police Department will install covers for the alarms in the building this week. UPD Chief Dolores Statfford said in addition to installing the covers, which emit a loud sound when an alarm is pulled, the department is conducting a complete […]

WEB UPDATE: Cheney undergoes medical treatment for blood clot at GW

Posted Monday, March 5, 4:10 p.m. Vice President Dick Cheney paid a visit to GW this afternoon to seek medical treatment for a blood clot in his leg. The No. 2 of the federal government, who is said to be a “heartbeat away from the presidency,” went to his physician at GW’s Medical Faculty Associates […]

Campus Calendar

Monday The Kalb Report: The Future of Journalism Come listen to a panel discussion by executives from various media organizations. Free tickets available at TicketMaster. 7:30 to 9:15 p.m. National Press Club Sponsored by the University, the National Press Club and Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center Tuesday Arabic Circle: Bingo Come play, have fun and enhance […]

Weekly check up: Sun protection

Pouring on the SPF 40 is something that we’ve been told to do at the beach since we were little kids. But how important is it that students take the proper precautions next week on spring break while basking in the sun? Susan Haney, clinical program director for Student Health Services, said she thinks sunscreen […]

SA Court orders JEC to review Abanto violation

The Student Association Court ruled that the election oversight body must reconsider a decision against SA Presidential candidate Marc Abanto that could disqualify him from last week’s runoff election. In “Joint Elections Committee v. Abanto,” which originated from a complaint by a student before the runoff election took place, the JEC issued one penalty to […]

GW Expat: Stepping off the boat into Brazilian beauty

Junior Stephanie Robichaux, a double major in journalism and anthropology, is spending the spring semester studying with the Semester at Sea program. A few times this semester she, along with other students spread out across the globe, will share her experiences and observations abroad as one of The Hatchet’s “GW expats.” After a week at […]

Public Health School recieves largest gift in school history

The RCHN Community Health Foundation announced last week a $2 million gift to the GW Medical Center’s Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy. This is the largest gift to date to the School of Public Health and Health Services, according to a University press release. “We are deeply grateful for this gift, which will […]