December 4, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 30

Stories from the December 4, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Professor scrutinized for alleged conflict of interest

A GW research professor is under scrutiny for allegedly violating another employer’s conflict of interest policies by receiving at least $1.3 million from drug companies while hosting a public radio program about psychiatric drugs. The New York Times reported on Nov. 22 that Frederick Goodwin, a research professor of psychiatry, received millions from drug companies […]

Online graduate classes on the rise

A growing number of graduate students never need to set foot on University property to complete their GW education. Over the past four years, the number of new students who entered a graduate-level distance education program run by GW over the Internet has nearly doubled and the number of online courses has almost tripled. Last […]

Crime Log

Fraud 11/19/08 – Various locations – open case A male student reported to the University Police Department that he lost his GWorld card, which had been used at various locations on campus. Case open Unlawful Entry 11/20/08 – 7:40 a.m. – Gelman Library – case closed UPD responded to Starbucks for a report of a […]

GW mulls semester of D.C. service

University officials are considering implementing a program that would allow GW students to live in D.C. neighborhoods outside of Foggy Bottom for a semester and earn credits through service-related work. The “semester of service” program would invite students to live with host families in one of D.C.’s many neighborhoods where they would provide service to […]

Activists discuss living with AIDS

Chris Barnhill introduced himself to a room of nearly two dozen GW students on Monday by telling them that he was HIV-positive. As part of World AIDS Day, Barnhill shared his story of being born HIV-positive after his parents used contaminated needles for heroin. “I have been positive for 21 years,” Barnhill said. “But it […]

Accessible art

The ideal holiday gift could come in the form of a painting done with a water gun. Or paint-dipped darts. So says Patrick McDonough, a second- year graduate student in studio art at GW. McDonough is displaying works in the student gallery sale – which is intended to become an annual event – held this […]

Univ. hires firm to study arming UPD

Correction appended The University hired consulting firm James Lee Witt Associates to study the feasibility of arming University Police Department officers, a University spokeswoman said Monday. Witt Associates, which calls itself “a crisis and emergency management consulting firm,” will lead a review of campus safety with the help of a committee of GW administrators. The […]

District Mixtape: School Without Walls kids

Renovations to their 2130 G St. location have SWW students temporarily relocated in Northeast D.C. HatchetArts is hoping they miss us as much as we do them: The lines aren’t long enough at Wendy’s. Thanks for the playlist goes to news intern Alex Altskan, a senior at the boundary-less magnet school. 1. The Count & […]

You better listen to the radio

Generic Theater Company will perform “Radio Free America” this weekend, an original work by theater professor Ally Currin. When director Maddie Shapiro, a senior, was unable to secure the rights to a play she found in a bookstore during her year abroad in England, she focused her directorial attention on the GW professor’s work. “I […]

Police investigate local bank robbery

Police are looking for a man who stole an undisclosed amount of money from a Bank of America near campus last Friday. The male suspect walked into the Bank of America branch at 2001 Pennsylvania Ave. around 9:10 a.m., passed an employee a note demanding “all the large bills” and said he had a gun, […]