September 3, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 6

Stories from the September 3, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Intruder harasses Georgetown students

Two female Georgetown students reported that a strange male entered their homes this week, and investigators believe the alleged culprit – known as “the Georgetown cuddler” – is connected to 11 similar incidents in the last year and a half. The two most recent break-ins occurred on Sunday and Tuesday and, like in the other […]

Performance groups shine at Betts

If you’re not sure whether Monday’s student performance showcase in the Marvin Center was a success, consider this: more than 150 students were turned away from the event because every seat in the 425-person Betts Theatre was filled. Eager freshmen and returning students filled the auditorium to catch a glimpse of what to expect from […]

Professors join health care debate

The debate over proposed health care reform is raging just a few miles down the road from the School of Public Health and Health Services, and the school’s dean is taking advantage of GW’s prime location. Josef Reum, interim dean of the SPHHS, was tasked by the Board of Trustees to get involved in the […]

Gelman introduces new search program

Gelman Library’s resources are now the most accessible in the library’s history due to the introduction of Surveyor, a more comprehensive version of previous online catalogs, library administrators say. Named for the first profession of the University’s namesake, George Washington, Surveyor incorporates popular social networking tools to search books, databases and multimedia files more “intuitively,” […]

Garage added to Knapp’s house

University President Steven Knapp’s F Street residence is currently undergoing the final stage of its renovation with the addition of a new garage, Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz said this week. The renovations to Knapp’s residence are being paid for by University funds, Katz said. “The garage addition on the F Street House […]

GW pushes awareness to fight thefts

In the wake of nearly 20 reported burglaries in residence halls last month, the University is putting up stickers reminding students to lock their doors and starting a program to sell and lease safes, a University official said Wednesday. Juan Ibanez, associate vice president for facilities, said decals will be placed inside residence halls that […]

Virginia gubernatorial hopeful speaks to CRs

Virginia gubernatorial hopeful Bob McDonnell stressed the importance of youth involvement in politics and pointedly avoided mentioning the controversy that has erupted over conservative beliefs exposed in his college thesis during a speech in the Marvin Center on Wednesday night. McDonnell’s campaign against Democrat Creigh Deeds garnered national attention this week after the Republican’s college […]

CADE begins peer educator program

The Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Education began training peer educators last week for workshops targeted toward helping students make healthy decisions in various aspects of college life. GWise, an acronym for GW’s Impact on Substance Education, holds events for different student organizations and residence halls. The seven workshops – titled everything from “Love […]

Kerry will speak about climate change at Jack Morton

Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., will speak on campus next week when he gives the keynote address for a conference on the national security implications of climate change. Kerry will speak on Sept. 10 as part of an all-day conference hosted by the Elliott School of International Affairs and the American Security Project. His speech will […]

Ousted Honduran president recounts removal at ESIA

Ousted President of Honduras Jose Manuel Zelaya described being abducted in his pajamas in June and accused his home country’s interim government of violating citizens rights at the Elliott School on Wednesday morning. Zelaya spoke to a lecture hall full of ambassadors, Honduran government officials, students and members of the media in Spanish. He gave […]