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.

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 […]

Bill Flanigen: Impeaching Aswani would do no good

Web Extra I come to bury Vishal Aswani, not to praise him. If he is remembered only as the affable if ineffective Student Association President who served out his term in quiet irrelevance, I would prefer that to the two months of harried, dramatic confusion bound to follow any attempt to remove him. Josh Akman […]

Bailout funds may benefit GW students

The economic stimulus bill passed by the House of Representatives last week will create a tax credit for families with students in college and increase funds for Federal Work Study programs and Pell Grants. The $819 billion package will allocate a total of $159 billion toward education, ranging from kindergarten to the university level, over […]

LLC students live green in Building JJ

Web Extra While many Colonials have heeded calls to recycle more and use less electricity, one group of students has everyone beat. Revolution Green, the Living and Learning Cohort that occupies Building JJ on F Street, held an open house Friday to show their efforts at reducing energy usage and their plans for the future […]