September 8, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 7

Stories from the September 8, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Middle States approves GW for reaccreditation

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education approved all of the University’s schools for reaccreditation this summer, administrative officials said. The nonprofit accrediting organization, which first certified GW in 1922, performs an examination of the school every 10 years to assess whether its programs are up to national standards. The University must meet all of […]

Donald Parsons: ‘Elite’ students at GW

Last spring, The Hatchet caused a stir with the front-page headline, “Intelligent students decrease,” (April 17, p. 1). The story was based upon a Faculty Senate report titled “The Decline of Elite Freshman Enrollments at GW,” undertaken by the Educational Policy Committee that I chaired. The Hatchet headline, though not the article itself, suggested that […]

Snapshot: Double Trouble

Jonathan Ewing/Hatchet photographer Senior twins Jeff and Aaron Shwom watch the Kansas City vs. New England football game Sunday afternoon in WOW Café and Wingery.

John Banzhaf: University sexual harassment policy flawed

GW’s sexual harassment policy is very similar to one just found unconstitutional in a very recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit. The court struck down a very similar policy at Temple University even before it was applied in a specific situation. This follows several similar court decisions which suggest […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Auditions for the Rocky Horror Picture Show Be a part of the cast of this famous musical, which has been performed at GW for more than 10 years. 9 p.m. Lisner Downstage Tuesday GWU Toastmasters Improve your public speaking skills with GWU Toastmasters. 7:30 p.m. Marvin Center Room 405 Green GW General Meeting Care […]

Staff Editorial: Exercising caution on campus

Campus. City. Classroom. We are all familiar with this touted admissions slogan, and as students we often use it to describe why we picked GW. We get the best of three worlds, with experiences most schools in rural areas cannot offer. Still, this overlap brings personal safety responsibilities that we often overlook. On Friday, the […]

Frank Broomell: Defending the drinking age

Debates over drinking in the United States are nothing new. There was Prohibition in the beginning of the last century, which proved extremely counterproductive. Twenty-nine states lowered their drinking age during the Vietnam era, but then in 1984, Washington made state highway funding conditional on raising the drinking age to 21. The debate has now […]

UPD probes alleged drugging

The University Police Department is investigating an alleged drugging at a Tau Kappa Epsilon party Thursday. The department sent an e-mail about the incident to the GW community Friday night when one female attendee reported becoming sick and experiencing memory loss after swallowing a pill in her drink. Other female attendees also told UPD that […]

Storm disrupts campus

Tropical Storm Hanna hit the District Saturday morning, leaving some residents of the Mount Vernon Campus without power for several hours. At about 4:50 p.m., the storm blew a tree over on Foxhall Road, which cut utility lines and caused power outages in Ames Dining Room, the athletic complex and the Lloyd Gymnasium, said Juan […]

Aid delays plague students

Freshman Amber Hunnicutt was supposed to receive financial aid from the University to help her afford the nation’s highest tuition, but instead she owes GW $20,000 while her paperwork remains unprocessed. “I still don’t have the aid I was promised.” Hunnicutt said. “I called the financial aid office every single day and spent at least […]