October 23, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 20

Stories from the October 23, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Local thefts rise in October

GW and city police forces are reporting a spike in thefts this fall, and officials said it is likely because people are not securing their valuables. With more than a week left in October, 30 percent more thefts have been reported to the University Police Department this month than the same month last year. The […]

Justin Guiffre: Pandering produces problems

After reading Monday’s Hatchet story “Univ. reduces class capacities” (Oct. 20, p. 1) I spent the rest of my day sitting in my numerous 20- and 50-person classes thinking about which one among us would be getting the axe next semester when registering. OK, so I don’t have any Monday classes capped at 20 or […]

Letters to the Editor

GW Medical School must address problems The GW medical school’s response to its probationary status by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education is unsatisfying (“Accrediting body puts Medical School on probation,” Oct. 17, online). If nothing else, the students at the school deserve an apology from the administration. Instead of downplaying the severity of the […]

Festival brings independent filmmakers

The Vassar Film Fest, held at the Jack Morton Auditorium last Saturday, Oct. 15, boasted a variety of independent films that covered topics ranging from human trafficking and AIDS in India to spoofing modern paranoia about public safety. The event, organized by the Vassar Club of Washington D.C., showcased five films, two of which were […]

Samantha Villella: All present and accounted for

Wouldn’t you love to have a day off this November? As Election Day draws closer, there has been talk of whether college students should be free from classes on Nov. 4. Liberty University in Virginia has actually taken a proactive route by not only dismissing students from class on Nov. 4, but also distributing registration […]

University creates green office

The University recently established an Office of Sustainability to promote environmentally friendly initiatives at GW based on a recommendation from last year’s task force on sustainability. The Office of Sustainability will be used to coordinate the University’s environmentally friendly efforts, University President Steven Knapp said. “The aim is to create an office that can serve […]

Hottest show on ice

It’s 11:30 p.m. on a Friday night and Will Denise is about to score. His shirt is sparkling white. He’s got his boys with him. And don’t worry – he’s got protection. But Denise isn’t at a bar. Or a club. He’s at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Ballston, Va., where he and the rest […]

Hunton & Williams law firm to lease space at Square 54 property

Correction appended Renowned law firm Hunton & Williams is slated to occupy almost half of the commercial office space available in Square 54, a mixed-use real estate development project next to the GW Hospital. Boston Properties, the real estate developer responsible for the leasing, managing and construction of the space, announced the lease last week. […]

New GI bill gives veterans more resources for college

A bill passed this summer by Congress offers veterans more resources to pay for their college educations, alleviating a problem that has been exacerbated by the number of soldiers returning home from Iraq. The Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, also known as “The New GI Bill,” offers separate funds for tuition, board and […]