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.

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 […]

Juliette Dallas-Feeney: Resilient in a recession

Forget that I have CNN and MSNBC on my résumé, the hours I put in at three unpaid internships, the leadership experience I gained in student organizations and my clips from The Hatchet since freshman year – all on top of full course-loads and part-time jobs. Apparently, all my efforts were useless. Last week, Business […]

Noise complaints on par with past years

Forty-six noise complaints have already been filed against students this year, but University Police Chief Dolores Stafford said the number of noise violations has held steady in previous years and she does not expect this year to be an outlier. Last year a total of 628 noise complaints were filed, while 646 were filed the […]

Letter to the Editor

I was very disheartened to read Becky Reeves’ experience while studying abroad. My student is also studying abroad in Argentina this semester and is taking 23 credits while there to ensure she can have enough credits transferred back to GW. Maybe they are attending different institutions, but I know my student has indeed experienced going […]

School of Business launches local commercial campaign

Web Exclusive The School of Business has purchased four months of commercial airtime, school officials said last week. Commercials promoting programs and faculty in the School of Business started airing Monday, said Molly Brauer, communications director for the business school. The commercials feature unscripted students and faculty explaining why they like the business school, Brauer […]

Playing dead with the 14th Grade Players

A national museum may look different than the Lisner Downstage, but for members of 14th Grade Players, a stage is a stage. The student theatre group is performing at the National Museum of Crime and Punishment’s inaugural haunted house, a historical and frightful tour that runs from now through Halloween weekend. The exhibit centers around […]