October 4, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 14

Stories from the October 4, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Knapp starts task force to examine environmental policies

University President Steven Knapp announced the creation of a sustainability task force Tuesday that will look at GW’s impact on the environment. The task force will consider implementing academic programs and University policies that address environmental issues. But Knapp said the University may have to look for outside sources for funding of some of the […]

XM Radio and GW talk politics

The University and XM Satellite Radio are teaming up to produce a nationally broadcasted program about the 2008 presidential election that will feature GW professors and students. The first edition of “Politics: From the Nation’s Capital” aired on Sept. 24 and will continue to air weekly for the next 18 months on XM Satellite Radio’s […]

400 students lobby on Capitol Hill for Darfur

GW STAND joined with hundreds of students from chapters across the globe last weekend for the National STAND Conference called “Make This the Year to End Genocide.” “The Senate is too focused on Iraq (and the senators are) forgetting about Darfur,” said Sean Redding, communications coordinator for GW STAND. About 400 students from 40 states […]

CCAS to review, revise GCRs

The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences is looking to revise its General Course Requirements for the first time in eight years. The school’s deans council has plans to set up subcommittees to review the college’s current GCRs and make recommendations for revision. The GCRs in the college were last reviewed about eight years ago, […]

GW sued for negligence, malpractice

A Howard student is suing the University for negligence and medical malpractice because she said she was raped and denied proper care at GW Hospital because she allegedly appeared intoxicated, according to documents filed in D.C. Superior Court. The plaintiff, a 19-year-old sophomore, also filed suit against the District, Howard University Hospital and several local […]

RH Bistro moves to State Plaza

The restaurant formerly known as RH Bistro has relocated to the State Plaza Hotel because of University President Steven Knapp’s move to Alumni House. The University told the restaurant’s owner this spring that its lease would not be renewed because the Alumni Association – which was formerly in Alumni House – needed the space. The […]

Making money across the world

Despite being an avid rodeo fan, University Chief Investment Officer Don Lindsey has proven he refuses to be thrown by the market. Over the past three years, GW’s $1.1 billion endowment has increased by 19.5 percent, giving the school the seventh highest rate of return among university endowments nationwide. Lindsey, who started the University’s investment […]

Colleges rally for Jena 6

GW students walked out of class Monday, wrote testimonials documenting racism on campus and marched to the National Mall to inform people about the Jena Six trials and other instances of racial injustice. “What happened in Jena is a representation,” junior Johanna Leonidas said. “I think it’s time we get all the skeletons out of […]

Adjuncts struggle to afford the city

Ben Fritz has taught music as an adjunct professor at GW for 18 years and leads the GW student band during the basketball season, but has not seen a pay raise in his base salary since 2001. But during the past six years, the salary of GW’s full-time employees has risen by more than 18 […]

Crime Log

Assault 9/29/07 – 23rd Street – 12:15 a.m. – case closed A male unaffiliated with GW was walking on the sidewalk when he was assaulted by three unidentified males. He stated the assailants verbally abused, pushed and kicked him. When one of the assailants twisted his ankle because of the violent kicking, the other two […]