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.

Schoolwide competition will not launch this fall

<!– ORIGINAL LEDE The University scrapped the launch of a schoolwide competition it had planned to implement this fall. –> Correction appended The University delayed the launch of a schoolwide competition it had planned to implement at the start of this semester. Olympathon, a community-building initiative between underclassmen and upperclassmen, has not launched because the […]

Correction

Due to an editing error, The Hatchet misquoted undergraduate coordinator Susan Wiley in the Quotable on Sept. 4’s Opinions page. Wiley said, “The disgruntled students are the ones not on top of things,” not “The disgruntled students are the ones who are not on top of things.”

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 […]