September 10, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 8

Stories from the September 10, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Howard students voice aid, housing concerns

Students at Howard University have been protesting against University officials since last Friday, airing grievances regarding housing and financial aid. Union workers and hundreds of students gathered outside the University’s administration building to express frustrations with the school, according to Howard’s student newspaper, The Hilltop. Workers protested the University’s employment practices and students voiced concerns […]

Crime Log

Burglary 9/2/09 – time unknown – Somers Hall – case open A GW student contacted the University Police Department to report that her watch was stolen out of her jewelry box in her room. Open case Destruction 9/5/09 – 9:57 p.m. – Amsterdam Hall – case open UPD responded to a fire alarm activation caused […]

Alumnus nabs White House job

Alumnus and Lt. Col. Rob Lyman is one of 15 individuals appointed to the most recent class of White House Fellows, the White House has announced. Lyman, who has served eight times in Iraq, Afghanistan and parts of Asia, said he will take a one-year hiatus from his military duties to serve at the White […]

Administrators consider sustainable fund

The Office of Sustainability is considering starting a fund to ensure funding for eco-friendly projects, officials said earlier this month. Currently in its planning stages, the fund would use money saved from implementing energy- and cost-saving programs to finance future sustainable projects around campus, said Meghan Chapple-Brown, director of the Office of Sustainability. Students, faculty […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday “The Day Before: A Conference on the National Security Implications of Climate Change.”Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., will deliver the keynote address for this half-day conference hosted by the Elliott School. RSVP required. Jack Morton Auditorium. 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday First annual Freshman Day of ServiceFreshmen will partake in community service throughout D.C., […]

Law school applications rise 7 percent

The GW Law School saw a 7 percent increase in applications for this year’s class and administrators say the increase could be due to tougher economic times, a law school administrator said Tuesday. Gregory Maggs, senior associate dean for academic affairs in the law school, said the program received more than 9,500 applications this year. […]

Interning for Obama

Five GW students scored the Holy Grail of internships this semester after being selected for the Fall 2009 White House Intern Program. Dele Butler, Brandi Carson, Emily Hotez, Taylor Stanek, and Christine Walz were among 115 selected nationwide for the prestigious internship. The only university with more White House interns is Georgetown University, with six […]

Struggling for space

Asked to describe the most recent audition for The GW Vibes, Erica Manoatl only needed two words: slightly chaotic. “We had about 75 people try out, but The Pitches were there as well,” she said, referring to another a cappella group on campus. “There were about 45 people waiting to get inside the room in […]

Dozens of flu cases reported

More than 35 students have reported having flu-like symptoms in the last one and a half days and preparations to combat the spread of sickness are escalating, University officials said Wednesday. Are students afraid of swine flu? The Student Health Service reported it saw or screened 17 students with flu symptoms on Tuesday and an […]