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.

Justin Guiffre: Two strikes, you’re out

This is the first column in a three-part series on GW’s medical amnesty policy. Next week, the author will compare other universities’ policies to those of GW and discuss the possible inclusion of drug use in the policy. The third week the author will lay out the basic criteria for a rewrite of the policy, […]

Letter to the Editor

Policies on sexual conduct don’t violate students’ rights Evan Schwartz’s question, “If a university can enact a policy on sex… where does its power to control its student body… stop?” is more than ridiculous, immature and puerile. GW is a private institution and can enact legislation as it sees fit to best improve the quality […]

University tweets more than others

Retweet this. GW is one of the most prolific college tweeters on Twitter, according to a study released last week. The University has 17 Twitter accounts and tweets an average of 58 times per day – more than any other university in the country – according to a study by Universitiesandcolleges.org. Twitter – a Web […]

Staff Editorial: A student for every search

On Friday, GW announced that 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. Combined with the search for a new provost, these announcements mean that GW will be looking to fill three […]

Andrew Pazdon: Sometimes insurance isn’t enough

When I fell ill three weeks ago, it felt rather fitting that the national health care debate was (and still is) raging. Unfortunately for my sanity, the health care debate brought me the worst fever dreams I’ve ever encountered in all my years. Being influenced by large amounts of Nyquil, a severe lack of sleep […]

Catering costs will not increase

Student organizations will not see an increase in food catering costs despite a new University policy barring organizations not affiliated with GW from hosting events in the Marvin Center during the school year, a Sodexo official said last week. The food service company will look at other resources to make up the profits lost from […]

Staff Editorial: A shared responsibility for safety

Last week, two serious crimes were committed within a 24-hour period. On Friday, an aggravated assault occurred in Duques Hall, when a man attacked another individual with a hammer. Only the night before, a male unaffiliated with the University was apprehended in Thurston Hall after allegedly entering five different rooms in an attempt to initiate […]

University in search of firm to design SEC

The University is moving forward with plans for the Science and Engineering Complex, including a starting a search for an architectural firm to do the initial programming and giving deans fundraising goals, University officials said last week. Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz said the University will choose a firm to do the “initial […]

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 […]