October 12, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 17

Stories from the October 12, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Law ensures sick students keep care

Legislation to protect sick college students from being dropped by their parents’ health insurance took effect Friday in the midst of one of the fiercest health care debates to ensnare Washington. Michelle’s Law, as the legislation is known, allows college students to take up to a year of medical leave from school without being dropped […]

Man attacks grad student with hammer

A graduate student was attacked by a hammer-wielding assailant in a bathroom on the second floor of Duques Hall Friday, according to a Metropolitan Police Department report. The student was using a urinal when the suspect – a bald and possibly Middle Eastern man between 25 and 40 years old – came out of one […]

2010 census prompts questions

It’s 2010. Do you know where the students are? As the 2010 census count fast approaches, government officials and school administrators are starting to focus on college students, who have long been overlooked as an important population group. Next week, the University will host the first meeting of a task force put together to address […]

Two deans announce plans to step down

Two of GW’s longest-serving deans will step down from their positions after this academic year, a University administrator announced Friday afternoon. Mary Futrell, dean of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development, and Susan Phillips, dean of the School of Business, will step down from their positions on June 30, 2010, Executive Vice President […]

Students rally for gay rights

Cloudy skies gave way to a sea of rainbow-colored protests as thousands of determined gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and straight marchers took over D.C. streets this weekend, rallying for equal rights and calling for an end to the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that bars openly gay people from serving in the military. The event, […]

Univ. appoints new head of ISS

David Steinour, who has been serving as interim chief information officer for six months, has been named the University’s official CIO, the University announced this week. Steinour will lead Information Systems and Services and oversee everything from GW’s e-mail to the University’s Web site redesign. Steinour said his first task will be to create a […]

English chair requests funding for grad program

The head of GW’s English department says the University’s graduate English program has everything it needs to be one of the best in the country, except for one thing: funding. Department chair Jeffrey Cohen said D.C. has some of the best resources available to English students – like access to world-class resources and professionals at […]

Professor receives grant for archeological dig

Web Exclusive Eric Cline, chair of the department of classical and Semitic languages and literatures, received a $15,000 grant from National Geographic this month for a potential dig in Israel this winter. The grant will fund a dig in Tek Kabri – a Middle Bronze Age site – but only if the Israel Antiquities Authority […]

Student Association nixes airport shuttle service

Colonial Coach, the Student Association-sponsored airport shuttle service provided around the holidays, will not be offered to students this year, SA President Julie Bindelglass announced this week. Since it began in 2005, Colonial Coach has offered students free shuttle rides to the Dulles and BWI airports. In 2007, then-SA President Nicole Capp instituted a $5 […]