February 2, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 37

Stories from the February 2, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

CD member defaces YAF crosses

A number of crosses used by the conservative Young America’s Foundation during an anti-abortion event last month were defaced in a Marvin Center office, and a member of the College Democrats has taken responsibility. Members of the College Republicans found the crosses on Monday evening scattered around the office they share with the College Democrats. […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Feminism 2.0 Conference The Graduate School of Political Management hosts a discussion about women in the working world 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dorothy Betts Marvin Theater Promises Movie Screening Join the Arab Student Association, the Student Justice for Palestine and the Muslim Student Association in screening a film about the current crisis in […]

Suit disputes GW Hospital rape policies

A student at Howard, who is suing GW because she said she was given improper care at GW Hospital, is now alleging that the school has failed to produce adequate documentation of its rape response procedure and also altered key rape information on a GW Web site. The senior sued the University and GW Hospital […]

Univ. pulls peanut butter products after recall

The University has pulled all peanut butter products from campus vending machines, the GW Bookstore and Sodexo venues in response to a nationwide salmonella outbreak. Nancy Haaga, managing director of campus and support services, said the University and Sodexo follow a “zero-tolerance” policy in food recalls. A national recall, which has been traced to a […]

GW’s pest problem

Freshman Stacey Minton caught a mouse in her Madison Hall room last semester. Then she caught another one. And another one. In total, Minton has caught 16 dead mice in her suite-style double on 22nd Street since October. An average of one per week, Minton said she almost lost count of how many rodents had […]

$7,000 stolen from student’s room in Mitchell Hall

An unidentified person stole $7,000 from a GW student’s room two weeks ago, according to a Metropolitan Police Department report. The thief forced open the door of Anthony Suber’s room in Mitchell Hall and stole a black safe, a green wallet and $7,000 in U.S. currency, the police report states. The robber entered the room […]

UPD mourns loss of officer

A beloved University Police Department supervisor passed away at his home in Maryland on Wednesday night after serving the department for nearly 30 years. Anthony Sligh, 53, joined UPD when he was 25 years old and spent almost every night of his adult life working the midnight shift for the department. Sligh’s sudden death, which […]

Vern Express shuttle to utilize Twitter for service advisories

The Vern Express is now on Twitter, an information service that can send updates directly to cell phones, to keep students updated on everything from service schedules to traffic delays. Twitter will allow staff to post messages, which are then sent via text to students. Elan Schnitzer, marketing coordinator for event and special services, said […]

Joshua Hock: “University Writing” off students as unprepared

Time is of economic consequence; though normally understood, this fact has gone ignored by some of GW’s loftier officials. Specifically, the blunder is evident in misguided policies requiring all students to take a course in an ambiguously titled “University Writing Program.” Students, usually in their freshman year, earn four credit hours for their conscripted participation […]