February 23, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 43

Stories from the February 23, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Ross Griffith: Grassroots green movement

Less plastic, less impact. You have seen them: water bottles that claim to be made of 30 percent less plastic. It’s a red herring. Or wishful thinking. Only about 15 percent of water bottles will be recycled. That means that the water bottle you use today – regardless of how efficiently it was made with […]

Letter to the Editor

Election coverage was wrong I believe that my profile in Thursday’s issue of The Hatchet befooled me as a candidate. My story was made a joke and my issues made narrow, while my understanding of the student’s concerns made inept and glib. When a student cannot trust the press to be fair and objective, then […]

Ex-counselor facing drug charges

Clarification appended A former counselor at GW who is facing drug and firearms charges after a raid on his Foggy Bottom home this summer also sold cocaine to a former student he met through his position, prosecutors allege in recent court filings. Lawrence Cannaday, 52, was arrested in August 2008 after Metropolitan Police Department officers […]

Reese Davidson: It is time to get behind repealing “Don’t Ask”

The ugly side of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy is on display at the George Washington University. Freshman Todd Belok was dismissed from GW’s Navy ROTC program after two fellow midshipmen saw Belok, who is gay, kissing another male at a party (” ‘Don’t Ask’ hits home for NROTC,” Feb. 12, p. 1). […]

Study: Administrators earn top dollar

The University employs five of the nearly 300 administrators nationwide who make more than $500,000 per year, according to a survey conducted by The Chronicle of Higher Education scheduled to be released Monday. The figures stem from 2006-2007 tax filings, the latest available to the public, which require nonprofit companies to disclose top paid employees. […]

Staffers face long commute to Virginia

After spending three years working in Foggy Bottom, Lorraine Lambert isn’t sure she loves her new GW workplace in rural Virginia. Lambert is just one of dozens of GW administrators and employees who have been relocated from Rice Hall in downtown D.C. to GW’s Ashburn, Va., campus. The Virginia Campus, located an hour from the […]

Renewing Gelman

Every day more than 5,000 students, faculty and staff pass through the metal turnstiles of Gelman Library – and the number nearly doubles during exam periods. But library administrators say the aging building is ill-equipped to accommodate the crowds and the University is not prioritizing funding for improvements. Since Gelman was built in 1973, GW’s […]

$1,000 worth of items stolen from Academic Center

Items valued at nearly $1,000 were stolen from a University staff member’s office in the Academic Center last Tuesday, according to a police report. Ikuko Turner, an executive coordinator at the Language Center, told police that an unknown suspect entered her unlocked office on the second floor of Phillips Hall and stole her purse, the […]

Ousted ROTC student praised

Though freshman Todd Belok is upset and worried about his future, he cannot help but smile when talking about the support he has received after his dismissal from the GW Navy ROTC program under the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy. This December, Belok was expelled after fellow members of NROTC reported seeing him kiss another […]