October 22, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 20

Stories from the October 22, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Students weigh in on Innovation Task Force

University President Steven Knapp announced a plan last Friday to increase GW’s investment in academics and research by $60 million per year over the next five years. He also launched a task force to solicit suggestions from students, faculty, alumni and other members of the GW community to help make this happen. The president, along […]

Feminist organization pushes campaign against pregnancy clinics

Web Exclusive A feminist organization is trying to warn students about two pregnancy clinics near campus it says misinform women, but the clinics insist they are truthful with their clients. The Feminist Majority Foundation’s “Campaign to Expose Fake Clinics” is an effort against crisis pregnancy centers that give women inaccurate information about abortion. The closest […]

Former governor calls for party reform

Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, unveiled a six-point plan to help strengthen the Republican Party Wednesday night – including shedding the image of being the “old white guy party” and advocating for limited government. The son of former President George H. W. Bush and brother of former President George W. Bush, he revealed a […]

Sports in Brief

Upcoming Schedule Men’s soccer: vs. Xavier, Mount Vernon Field, Friday, 12:30 p.m.vs. Dayton, Mount Vernon Field, Sunday, 2 p.m. Women’s soccer: vs. St. Bonaventure, Mount Vernon Field, Friday, 3 p.m.vs. Duquesne, Mount Vernon Field, Sunday, 11 a.m. Women’s volleyball: vs. Xavier, Smith Center, Friday, 7 p.m.vs. Dayton, Smith Center, Sunday, 1 p.m. Swimming: Georgetown, Smith […]

Agency launches review of Adams Mill

The D.C. Alcoholic Beverage and Regulation Administration launched an investigation into the Adams Mill Bar and Grill this month, more than eight months after 19-year-old Laura Treanor died of alcohol poisoning after drinking at the establishment. ABRA spokeswoman Cynthia Simms said the investigation began when the agency received an official report from the Metropolitan Police […]

Staff Editorial: Provide a book list for class registration

When students sign up for classes, as they will in the next few weeks, it is vitally important that they understand their potential class requirements. For years, GW students have complained about a lack of available information on courses and necessary materials that go with them. Ideally, there should be a syllabus accessible online for […]

Lead paint prompts University e-mail

Some students living in 2109 F. St. said this week that GW’s Office of Risk Management failed to fully explain the presence of potentially harmful lead-based paint used in their building. Residents received an e-mail Oct. 14 from their Residential Advisory Council asking for students to report chipping paint in their rooms and sign a […]

Staff Editorial: Townhouse issues resolved

Last month, Senior Vice President for Student and Academic Support Services Robert Chernak announced that the University would forgive the fines issued to Greek-letter organizations for failing to meet summer housing quotas. This week, senior administrators announced that the quotas themselves would be lowered for future summers. These are commendable University efforts to alleviate student […]

Rabbi alleges wrongful firing from hospital job

A GW Hospital rabbi who was fired for allegedly violating hospital policy said this week she thinks she was terminated because she pointed out a discrepancy between her pay grade and that of her male colleagues. Rabbi Tamara Miller – who was also the head of spiritual care at the hospital – said hospital representatives […]

Matt Ingoglia: The art of respectful disagreement

There are many aspects of GW culture so commonplace we tend to take them for granted. For example, registering for classes is always going to be an ordeal. Finding study space in Gelman is always going to be difficult. Sirens and motorcades are always going to interrupt your elusive slumber. And some people are always […]