October 2, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 14

Stories from the October 2, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Locals weigh in on arming UPD

Part of a continuing series. Monday, campus police at other schools. Thursday, reactions from students. Several community leaders expressed hesitation this week at the University’s proposal to arm campus police officers, and many said they hope it will be discussed further with Foggy Bottom residents. Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Asher Corson, Foggy Bottom’s top elected official, […]

The Hatchet’s guide to absentee voting

With 33 days until the election, there is still time to get an absentee ballot. Check out absentee ballot deadlines in some popular home states below. Original graphic. New York, 15 percent of GW population, voted blue in 2004. Registration deadline Oct. 10. Absentee ballot deadline Nov. 3 (mailed by). New Jersey, 12 percent of […]

Public Health dean resigns

The dean of the School of Public Health and Health Services resigned abruptly late last month to become a full-time faculty member at the school. Ruth Katz, who served as the dean of SPHHS for five years, was replaced temporarily by Associate Dean Joseph Reum. Katz e-mailed members of the school in September to say […]

Pell Grants could face cuts

Pell Grants, one of the most important federal funding programs for higher education, may face a budget shortfall of more than $6 billion next year, the White House announced late last month – making the Department of Education the latest victim of the current economic crisis. The program, which affects nearly 1,000 students at GW, […]

Fraternity pledge numbers rise by 20 percent

Two-hundred and fifty men accepted bids from fraternities last week, a 20 percent increase from last year’s recruitment figures, an official said. Dean Harwood, director of Greek-letter life, said the school expects another 100 and 150 men to join IFC fraternities in the spring semester. “This fall pledge class is shaping up to be one […]

Senate appoints three non-voting freshmen

The Student Association appointed three freshmen Tuesday night to serve in the senate. Stephanie Benedict, Erik Ashida and Josh Goldstein garnered the three nonvoting positions out of a pool of nine finalists and about 40 initial applicants. At the next senate meeting on Oct. 7, the senators will introduce legislation that would allow freshman senators […]

Crime Log

Liquor Law Violation 9/26/08 – Thurston Hall – 1:23 a.m. – case closed A female student called the University Police Department to report that two unidentified males brought her roommate into her Thurston Hall room. EMeRG was called and transported the roommate to GW Hospital. Referred to Student Judicial Services. 9/26/08 – Public property on […]

Man commits suicide at State Plaza Hotel

A man died by jumping off the State Plaza Hotel on E Street Saturday morning, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Michael Malis, 35, a practicing radiologist from Overland Park, Kan., jumped off the third floor of the hotel building at 2117 E St. Officers arrived on the scene at 6:13 a.m. and rushed him […]

GW Hospital acquires second robot to perform surgeries

The GW Hospital acquired a $1.6 million da Vinci for its surgery room this year. The da Vinci Surgical System – the second robotic surgical system at the hospital – will be operated remotely by a surgeon and will help with intricate prostate and kidney surgeries. Resembling a spider, the robot has four arms, some […]

U.S. Mint director addresses students

Ed Moy, director of the U.S. Mint, spoke to about 50 students in the Marvin Center Tuesday evening about his career in public service and the economic crisis. He said, “even experts will take years to figure out what happened” during the financial meltdown. “It is more complicated problem than partisan blaming,” Moy said. He […]