January 22, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 34

Stories from the January 22, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

What’s the deal with: …Adopt an Officer?

You may recognize Ben Volpe. He is a native of New York, enjoys football, soccer, hockey and candy – and all of this is posted on a bulletin board in Ivory Tower. That is because Volpe – a University Police officer – is a member of the UPD program, adopt-an-officer. The adopt-an-officer program, created by […]

Market troubles affect loans

Mounting market woes are squeezing brokers, making it more difficult and more expensive for students to find loans to pay tuition. GW financial aid officials said they are concerned about this growing trend. Most student loans are guaranteed by the federal government through the Stafford and PLUS loan programs, but funding for these programs is […]

Sean Redding: Confession of a Student Association reporter

Last week, the GW Joint Elections Committee announced Feb. 27 and 28 as tentative Student Association election dates, officially starting the end of the Nicole Capp and Brand Kroeger administration. At this point, it is impossible to know who their successors will be, but one thing is for sure: they have a tough act to […]

GW gymnastics takes second at home

The final results were a little misleading at the GW/Lindsey Ferris Invitational Sunday afternoon at Smith Center. While the GW gymnastics team finished second with a score of 190 in a field of six teams, they did not place any individuals in the top three in the floor exercise, beam or uneven parallel bar events. […]

Joe Laliberte: Taking a chance with time away from GW

Last Monday, a day when most GW students were starting their classes in Foggy Bottom, I was 1,758 miles away in Colorado. It was actually about two more miles if you judge for the 10,000 feet of elevation. Instead of taking introduction to political communication or principals of economics, I was at the top of […]

More students are asking for help to deal with depression

More GW students are seeking depression screenings, both online and in person, according to officials at the University Counseling Center. John Dages, senior associate director of the UCC, said 30 percent of the 6,000 students who used UCC counseling services last year had issues related to depression. He said the late fall is typically the […]

Sex Column: “My three vices”

Editor’s note: Names have been changed to protect the naughty. I have three huge vices: vodka, men and shopping. Okay – maybe I have a few more than that – but I’ll save them for another column. Unfortunately though, none of my vices seem to go together very well. I have never met a man […]

Professor finds that parasites infect urban poor

Public health officials largely overlook the scope of parasitic infections among poor Americans, according to research by a GW professor. Peter J. Hotez, chair of the department of microbiology, immunology and tropical medicine at GW, said parasites are a recognized issue in Latin America, Africa and Asia, but that many individuals do not realize what […]

Inside Our Pages: A program worth discussing

In recent years, one of The Hatchet’s goals has been to become more engaged in the Foggy Bottom community. We have made strides in accomplishing this goal with events such as our Hatchet-sponsored Student Association debate. But flip over to A2 and you will see our biggest effort to date. The Hatchet is starting a […]

Task force suggests more security

A seven-member task force of University administrators suggested the installation of electronic locking devices and upgrading the fire and intrusion alarm systems as part of the second review of campus safety, mental health and violence prevention at GW. The Committee on Campus Safety and Security made 12 major recommendations, including improving the Office of Parent […]