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.

New rules for Greek townhouse contracts

New contracts for the University-owned, Greek-letter townhouses will lower summer standards for filling the housing space and reduce the summer price of a Townhouse Row bed by $600, senior administrators said this week. Under the current contracts – which expire this year – Greek-letter life groups were expected to fill 95 percent of the beds […]

External Relations office launches online publication

Web Exclusive The University launched its new official publication Monday, called George Washington Today. The online publication will replace ByGeorge, a monthly publication that the University stopped printing last year. George Washington Today is produced by paid University employees in the Office of External Relations. Editor Rachel Muir, who was also the editor of ByGeorge, […]

Swine flu vaccines will be released this week

H1N1 vaccinations for D.C. residents between the ages of 10 and 24 will be released this week, a D.C. Department of Health spokeswoman said. While University administrators say they know GW will receive the vaccinations, they have yet to receive confirmation on the amount or timeline of the shipment, said Sarah Baldassaro, assistant vice president […]

University fundraisers press ahead in weak economy

GW’s Office of Development may be without a permanent director during a slumping economic climate, but it is plowing full steam ahead in a fundraising push for three major projects, University President Steven Knapp said this week. The University has set goals to increase donations for financial aid by $30 million, continue toward a goal […]

Crime Log

Attempted Burglary 10/13/09 – Dakota Apartments – Time unknown – Case closed University Police Department officers received a report from a female student who said it appeared that an unknown individual tried to enter her room while she was not there. Upon further investigation, officers discovered that something jammed in the lock indicated an attempted […]

Lyndsey Wajert: GW’s sore spots

Political commentator and comedian Jon Stewart opened his Colonials Weekend performance on Saturday by discussing GW’s school colors and asking the audience, “What is buff?” Though the majority of the audience laughed in response, I couldn’t help but overhear the girl sitting behind me point out to her friend that “everyone makes that joke.” The […]