November 5, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 24

Stories from the November 5, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Officials face questions about Univ. policies, student rights

Members of the Greek-letter community gathered in the Marvin Center Monday night to ask pointed questions to leaders of University departments about student rights and responsibilities. Students at the event addressed panelists from the Center for Alcohol and Drug Education, Student Judicial Services and the University Police Department, among others. Attendees were candid about a […]

Grad school criticizes volunteer program

The Graduate School of Educational and Human Development held a panel discussion Tuesday evening at the School Without Walls in an attempt to reassert itself against popular competitors like Teach for America. A panel of GSEHD professors and administrators emphasized the value of the school’s traditionally structured education programs at the event, which was designed […]

Colonials Corner

Get to know a couple of GW’s student athletes a little better. Mike Holland Senior, Soccer Hometown: Reston, Va. Major: Chemistry Favorite TV Show: 30 Rock Favorite Ice Cream: Oreo McFlurry Hidden Talent or Hobby: Mountain Biking Leah Hill Junior, Volleyball Hometown: Ontario, N.Y. Major: Psychology Favorite TV Show: Amazing Wedding Cakes Favorite Ice Cream: […]

Two assaulted at Georgetown

The recent alleged anti-gay assaults of two Georgetown University students has stirred both the Georgetown and GW LGBTQ communities and raised questions over whether gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender students are safe. Around 200 people attended a vigil in support of the victims on Monday night in Georgetown’s Red Square, and students had gathered there […]

Number of students on campus nears limit

The University was 60 students away from exceeding the city-imposed enrollment cap for the Foggy Bottom campus this semester, likely reflecting increased interest in the University, but posing a problem for GW’s future growth. With the level of students close to reaching the full-time student cap, the University is looking for ways to decrease the […]

Community group launches retail survey

Foggy Bottom residents are hungry – for a place to buy groceries. Community members expressed their desire for a new supermarket and other retail options, like casual restaurants and nail salons, as part of a community poll held online over the summer. The results of the consumer-retail survey were explained at a community meeting Tuesday. […]

Campus politicos react to election results

The GW College Democrats and College Republicans eagerly awaited results of the Virginia and New Jersey gubernatorial elections Tuesday night after months of campaigning, but in the end it was only the young GOPers who had reason to party. Both groups held separate election night parties in the Marvin Center to watch election results come […]

Duques security will continue

The University Police Department will continue to keep an officer posted outside of Duques Hall as a “security presence,” in response to an assault on a student in the building last month, UPD Chief Dolores Stafford said this week. Stafford said that while Duques is the only building with continued extra security, the department is […]

University begins search for new chief of police

University officials have begun the search for a new University Police chief, after current Chief Dolores Stafford announced plans to retire at the end of the academic year. “We’re just at the beginning of the process, because she just announced that she’s leaving,” Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz said. “We are going to […]

FoBoGro receives new deli license

A D.C. agency told the new owners of FoBoGro they could legally operate a deli Wednesday – ending what had been a major point of contention between the new management and a community group protesting the store. But there is still another battle to fight – the two parties remain deadlocked over the store’s proposed […]