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.

Alumnus campaigns for Senate

More than 30 years after moving into a room in Thurston Hall, GW alumnus and former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner hopes to move into the Senate office buildings this January. Warner, a Democrat, is favored to beat Republican Jim Gilmore in the November election for one of the Virginia Senate seats and return to D.C. […]

GW Amnesty International: A new way to advocate

This op-ed was written by the GW Amnesty International executive board. As the executive board of GW’s chapter of Amnesty International, we have always been concerned with abuses of human rights across the globe. But as the world continues to develop and modernize, human rights abuses have only become more prevalent. A greater human ability […]

Staff Editorial: GW Medical School on life support

The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences needs 100 CCs of credibility – stat. Just over a week ago, the University announced that GW Medical School was being put on probation by its accrediting body, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, for “noncompliance” with basic standards. Of the 130 U.S. and 17 Canadian medical […]

Jewish org provides new options

Chabad GW, an organization dedicated to supporting orthodox Jewish life on campus, held its inaugural event last week, drawing more than 300 students to Kogan Plaza for a celebration of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. Nationally, GW has the eighth largest percentage of Jewish students on a college campus, according to statistics gathered by Hillel. […]

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 […]