November 13, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 26

Stories from the November 13, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Crime Log

CRIME LOG Sex Abuse 8/30/08 – Thurston Hall – open case A mother reported that her 14-year-old daughter visited someone in the residence hall earlier this semester after meeting them on Facebook. The mother reported that her daughter and the person had sexual intercourse, which constituted statutory rape. Referred to the Metropolitan Police Department. Disorderly […]

Inauguration tickets in high demand

Freshman Lance Lacheen plans to be on the grounds of the Capitol in January to watch as Barack Obama is sworn in as the next president of the United States, but he faces an uphill battle to take part in the historic occasion. Like many GW students, Lacheen does not have tickets to the presidential […]

University may reward for public service jobs

University officials are in the initial stages of developing a program to help students who enter jobs in public service pay off debt accrued while in college. The public service initiative is one of many service-related ideas that University President Steven Knapp charged a team of faculty and students to create. “The initiative is certainly […]


In “GW honors late-night staff” (Nov. 10, p. 5), The Hatchet erroneously reported that Student Staff Award winner Lauren Orvis works for GW Housing Programs. She is an employee of Residential Property Management.

Locals, veterans demand voting rights

Chanting “We demand the vote!” almost a hundred people rallied near the Capitol on Veterans Day to protest D.C.’s lack of voting representation in Congress. Members of D.C. Vote, a D.C. voting rights advocacy group, said they held the rally Tuesday on behalf of the veterans and soldiers who live in the District. “Our D.C. […]

Kogan event honors veterans

At the largest Veterans Day celebration on campus in many years, student veterans called on the GW community in Kogan Plaza on Tuesday to get involved in the political process and support veterans’ causes. GW Veterans, a student organization formed this year, hosted the day-long event, which included a free barbecue and a wreath-laying ceremony. […]

Staff Editorial: We can make our own résumés, thanks

Students demand a lot of services from GW, but drafting résumés probably isn’t high on the list. Last week, the University announced that it may be reintroducing the co-curricular transcript, tentatively titled GW Portfolio, which would list a student’s extracurricular activities and have the University officially vouch for them. The fact-checking system to verify student […]

Panel debates Obama staff selection

Barack Obama won the election. Now what? Stephen Hess, a professor at the School of Media and Public Affairs, who has been involved in nearly every presidential transition for the past 50 years, is hosting a series of events based on his new book “What Do We Do Now? A Workbook for the President-elect.” The […]

SMHS tackles space problems

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences began construction of more study and lounge space in their library last week, addressing several concerns raised by an accrediting body which placed them on probation last month. Deborah Hudson, assistant vice president of medical communications and marketing at SMHS, said the renovation of Himmelfarb Library was just […]

Donald Parsons: GW’s lost decade

In a welcome departure from past GW practices, the administration, specifically Senior Vice President Robert Chernak of Student and Academic Support Services, has engaged in a continuing public dialogue with faculty over perceived undergraduate admissions woes, indicating that focus may now be returning to academics and to attracting the best students to GW. Faculty concerns […]